3 days till power on

All of the parts are in, so now its just us vs the robot.  The design that our CAD team made this year is snapping into place and allows for some adjustment where needed.  Our shooter prototype is getting better, last night we were able to shoot a 30ft shot in the high goal using one mini cim with 1:2 ratio.  Tonight we are going to try two bag motors at 1:1.5 to see if we can achieve the same or better results.  The sooner we know what we need to mount the on the robot the better.  Also last night we were able to get the load cell functioning and now have a mounting solution for it. We still have some more testing to do, but if we get that working we will be able to measure ball density.  Another thing we did last night was install encoders on the drive train, this may sound small to other team but for us it is huge….yeehaaaaa!!!  Our goal once will be to use the drive train encoders and the NavX MPU to do some amazing things in autonomous this year.  And lastly, We turned in our Chairman’s and Woodie Flowers awards last night WOOOOO HOOOO. Our awards team has been doing a great job, but still has two more awards to turn in.


  • Drive train – started
  • Bumpers – started
  • Electrical board – started
  • Turret arm prototype – started
  • Turret arm – started
  • Turntable – started
  • Shooter – started
  • Vision – started
  • Main code – started
  • Strategy – started
  • Scouting system – started
  • Awards – started
    • Chairman’s – done
    • Wood Flowers – done
  • Competition documents – not started
  • Pre-competition scouting – not started
  • Inviting local leaders to events – not started



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