We have finished our final robot CAD, which means we can start constructing our robot very soon!
Additionally, electronics has started making the electronics board for the robot, as well as calculating the number of air tanks necessary for all of our pistons.
Programming has tested our Limelight, so that we can figure out where to place it on our robot. They also tested our cameras, and finished our hatch aquiring code, as well as the drivetrain code!
The last few days have been incredibly busy for us, but all of our hard work has paid off!
Programming has finished their code for our cargo intake, and are almost done with the climber code!
We now have finalized our mechanisms for the hatch, cargo, and climbing, and have successfully tested our prototypes for all three! This means that tomorrow will be our CAD-A-THON, where all of our engineering members will make the final CADs for our mechanisms.
Our electronics department has finished our pneumatics system, and started research on our button box as well.
Programming has finished their drive code, as well as the camera vision code. Electronics has also finished their dummy board, and have also tested various pistons that we will be using on our robot. We have also made excellent progress with our prototyping! For our hatch intake, we experimented with using an umbrella, as well as an arm and a spring.
We also have successfully tested our climbing mechanism on last year’s robot, and we are able to reach the 6” platform!
Our cargo intake is also working amazingly, and here is a video of its prototype in action! See the video here!
For the past few days, our team has been working extensively on prototyping our mechanisms!
We are designing our robot to be able to work with both cargo and hatches, as well as be able to climb up the platforms.
We made some proof-of-concept prototypes out of cardboard, and are moving on to prototyping using wood and metal recycled from our previous robots in the next few days!
Today was the official game reveal for the 2019 season, and we could not be more excited! We held our kickoff event with the Sciborgs and parents, and all watched the game reveal live.
After the stream ended, we split up into groups, to discuss strategy and what we want our robot to be able to do.
We also read through and outlined the game manual, to further understand all aspects of the game, such as what we are and are not allowed to make our robot do.
Overall, we are all very excited for build, and cannot wait to see what robots we and other teams create!