Design team is almost finished with prototyping as of Thursday, only a few mechanisms remain to be completed and tested on Saturday. Field Mock has been put on hold while the remainder of the students work on sorting the shop and creating some buttons. Preparation for our annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser has just begun, we're starting to send out students to reach out and sell placement ads and we will start selling tickets on Saturday. Along with selling tickets, we've been working on advertising for the website and social media. Along with all of this, brainstorming for the Robot Reveal and Chairman's has begun.
Welcome the new FRC 2020 Challenge! As we gear up for the season in this first week we start designing our robot, building our mock field, and assigning members to their sub-teams. Design team has been in full force these two days planning and prototyping potential designs. With the new incoming freshman as well as our new leadership team and schedule, the 2020 season looks promising. We're excited to face the new Infinite Recharge challenge!
Today the mechanical team finished wiring the arm, which will later be used to pick up hatch panels in the FRC game, they also worked with other sub teams to finish the drive train. Wiring and programming worked together to get the drive train working. Business worked more on award submissions and mounted a to-do list in the work space.
Today we made more progress on the mechanical robot arm, both planning out how it will work and creating it. Wiring and CAD also practiced while waiting for the robot build to progress. Business worked on making team contacts, and website resources.
Today we got parts ordered for all teams. While waiting for parts to arrive, mechanical has started planning out the claw and climb for the robot. Business continued working on materials for the spaghetti dinner as well as planning out an outline for our Chairman's award video submission.
Today, programming finished downloading software and ran the test bot, mechanical and electrical also continued working on their bill of parts and inventory. Business worked on Spaghetti dinner promotional materials and award application.
Today we got most of the initial robot design finished. When the design is finished ( probably within the next week) The mechanical and wiring teams can start work. Today Field Mock-up also made a lot of progress and is almost complete making our practice field. Business has started planning advertising techniques for our annual Spaghetti dinner, starting to work on flyers and other media.
Today marks the first day of the 2019 FRC build season!
After watching the challenge video two times over, we split up into our sub teams and started working. We quickly set up a design and field mock-up team who will start designing the robot and our practice field.
Here is the 2019 challenge video
The build season has been completed and this is the first year in our existence that we've actually had time to practice with the robot! It took all our efforts to build the robot, as well as to assemble the components that accompany it, including the programming, mock-ups, and team award nominations and presentations. We cannot thank every member, teacher, and mentor enough for all their hard work and dedication. Good luck teams! See you all at Sac!
(See you boys in Boise!)
Our Spaghetti Dinner is approaching soon in order to help fund the services and facilities within our Robotics Program. Many amenities are being finished including the brackets for the bumpers of the robot that display our team color during the competition, in order for them to be attached to the robot. The programming team has made much progress in allowing the robot to move around the arena. The wiring has mostly been finished, and final adjustments are being made to the robot, such as the weight of the bot.