Open Lab Night 2016 Was a Big Hit

Last night we had over 50 people stop by to check out our lab, our 2016 robot Malestrom and drive our 2015 robot Liftzilla around.   It was a lot of fun to practice explaining what our team does and how our robots work.  It was also really cool to see how well some of the kids who stopped by can drive.  They picked up a lot of the nuances of our 2015 robot Liftzilla really quickly.

We also got a little work done on the new arm last night and can’t wait to get our hands back on Maelstrom to get the shooting calculations finalized.  If we can hit shots from our sweet spot we think we will be able get at least 3 ranking points a match.  Right now we are planning on doing 4 hours of open bag on Monday and 2 hours on Tuesday.

This weekend we are sending our drive teams and scouting teams to the Week 1 event in Northern Virginia to get as much event prep as possible.  Can’t wait to hear what they learn.

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 – done
  • Competition documents started
    • Tech Journal started
    • Judges Packet started
    • 1 sheeter started
    • Safety Binder done
    • Pit Video started
    • Chairman’s presentation started
    • Bill of Materials – 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 – started
  • Wiring installation – done
  • Driver Selection done
  • Team Standard – started
  • T-shirt – done
  • Battery cart refurbish – not started
  • Refurbish battery leads started
  • Refurbish robot cart – started
  • Paint Pit – not started
  • Alpha turret and arm – started

 

Here are some pics from last night

 

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