Last night we talked about how we would break up the team this fall to maximize learning. Here are the small projects we came up with;
- 10 people – Coding
- 10 people – CAD
- 10 people – Drive train
- 10 people – Driving
- 10 people – Pneumatics
- 10 people – Electrical
Here are what the various projects are
- The coding team will focus on learning how to code in Java, how the team’s git hub works and how to program some of the 2015’s robot’s simpler functions
- The published code from other teams and analyze the way in which it was organized, and how it performed.
- The coding team will then break down into two sub teams. one working on linear driving and the other working on target tracking.
- The CAD team will work on CADing a 6 wheel drop center west coast drive base, identifying all of the gear box ratio to Feet Per Second (FPS) options and create a Bill Of Materials (BOM) with suppliers.
- The CAD team will then review CAD from models from other teams from past years and make a list of findings to share with the whole team.
- The CAD team will then CAD a west coast 6 wheel drop center H-drive west coast drive base, identifying all of the gear box ratio to Feet Per Second (FPS) options and create a Bill Of Materials (BOM) with suppliers.
- The drive train team will look at the drive trains from the Einstein finalists from the last 3 years and make a list of findings to share with the whole team.
- The drive train team will disassemble and then reassemble the 2014 Kit of Parts base. The drive team will measure its acceleration, velocity and torque.
- The drive train team will then change the gear ratio and again measure its acceleration, velocity and torque.
- Lastly, the drive train team will change the wheel type and sizes while recording and calculating the acceleration, velocity and torque for each configuration.
- The driving team will reach out to the 2015 drive team to document lessons learned that can be shared with the whole team.
- The driving team will practice driving once a week focusing on different skills; turning, going over objects, aligning and speed transitioning.
- The driving team will host a driving test to select our 2016 drivers.
- The pneumatics team will watch training videos and read FRC pneumatics materials
- The Pneumatics team will assemble a pnuemtaics board with everything an FRC robot would need to control 2 double acting and 2 single acting cylinders.
- The pneumatics team will work with the coding and electrical teams to wire and code the board to test.
- The electrical will look at the electrical systems from the Einstein finalists from the last 3 years and make a list of findings to share with the whole team.
- The electrical team will assemble a complete electrical test board with 6 motors, 2 gear boxes, 2 encoders, 2 limit switches, 2 ir sensors and 2 ultrasonic sensors.
- The electrical team will CAD up a mobile electrical system and create a Bill Of Materials (BOM) with suppliers for system with 4 pneumatic cylinders and 10 motors.
Every team will be attending the BAA Education Day (Training workshops) and focus on their speciality.
What: Engineering and non-engineering workshops to prepare mentors and students for the upcoming FIRST FRC season
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723
Why: Learn best practices from FRC veterans for having a fun and successful FIRST FRC team!
In addition, every person on the team shall watch all of the video’s in Simbot’s Seminar Series. This will give you a big leg up with the tasks above.