3 days left

We opened the bag for 2 hours last night and re-attached the arm.  It took a lot longer than we expected, so we did not get nearly as much time to test the code as we would have liked.  Today we are going to open the bag for another 2 hours to get some of the drive testing done.  If that goes well, and our coders think it will, then we will be able to focus the rest of the time on shooting at the high goal from the batter.  If we can hit the high goal from the batter 2-3 times a qual match and get a breach, than we believe our alliance will be in good shape to pick up 3 ranking points each match.

Today at 5 pm we have an administrative meeting for the entire team.  If you are coming this weekend please plan on being in the lab for 30 minutes starting 5 pm to go over paperwork, schedule and responsibilities for the upcoming weekend.

Tell a friend to stop by. every student and parent should invite one non robotics person to stop by the event so that we get more people interested in robotics.

Here is what the team has left to do;

  • Drive train – done
  • Bumpers – done
    • Red – done
    • Blue – done
  • Electrical board – done
  • Turret arm prototype – done
  • Turret arm – done
  • Turntable – done
  • Shooter – done
  • Vision – pushed to after first event
  • Main code – started
  • Strategy – done
  • Scouting system – done
  • Awards – started
    • Chairman’s – done
    • Wood Flowers – done
    • Entrepreneurship – done
    • Dean’s – done
    • Chairman’s video – started
    • Media award – done
  • Competition documents started
    • Tech Journal started
    • Judges Packet done
    • 1 sheeter done
    • Safety Binder done
    • Pit Video done
    • Chairman’s presentation started
    • Bill of Materials – done
  • Pre-competition scouting – done
  • Inviting local leaders to events – done
  • Bellypan – done
  • Pre season scouting and risk survey – pushed to after first event
  • Reveal video done
  • Climber pushed to after first event
  • Defensive Cheescake – pushed to after first event
  • Wiring installation – done
  • Driver Selection done
  • Team Standard – started
  • T-shirt – done
  • Battery cart refurbish – started
  • Refurbish battery leads done
  • Refurbish robot cart – started
  • Paint Pit – pushed to after first event
  • Alpha turret and arm – done
  • Mechanical stop to arm for starting – started
  • Shooting arm guides – done
  • Fix bumpers – done
  • Chavel de Fries mod – done


Here are some pics of the new arm.




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