Bag day 2016

IT’S IN THE BAG!!!

What a build season.  Our team has learned so much more this season because of the challenges we took on.  We had so much fun building this machine that in nearly every picture we have taken from the year’s build season everyone is smiling.   We can’t wait to see how our newest team member performs at competition.

We had some big changes in the last few days;

  • Switched our primary drive team
  • Decided to make a new arm for our FIRST district event in week 2
  • Decided to make s new turret for our second district event in week 4
  • Decided to make a lifter for the District championship in week 6

We also had come bumps in the road;

  • Our shooter is still under powered
  • Our arm is still to heavy
  • The high goal shooting code has not been tested

Over the next few weeks are going to be busy trying to make up for some of the robot’s weaknesses, so that by the time we make it to district championships we are a lean mean tower challenging machine.

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 – started
  • 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 – started
  • Competition documents started
    • Tech Journal started
    • Judges Packet started
    • 1 sheeter started
    • Safety Binder started
    • Pit Video started
    • Chairman’s presentation started
    • Bill of Materials – not started
  • Pre-competition scouting – started
  • Inviting local leaders to events – done
  • Bellypan – done
  • Pre season scouting and risk survey – started
  • Reveal video started
  • Climber – not started
  • Defensive Cheescake – not started
  • Wiring installation – done
  • Driver Selection done
  • Team Standard – started
  • T-shirt – started
  • Battery cart refurbish – not started
  • Refurbish battery leads started
  • Refurbish robot cart – not started
  • Paint Pit – not started
  • Alpha turret and arm – not started

 

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