Sunday Update: 2/12/2017

To start today’s meeting, the team discussed participating in a scrimmage next Saturday and Buckeye Regional information. Before stop build day, the team will have a name picked for the robot.

Fabricators moved the gear grabbing mechanism so now our ball collector can run while the robot is holding a gear. Turning the collector on while we are dropping a gear off on the peg can actually assist us and move the gear onto the peg further. Other fabrication team members continue to build the competition robot. Today, they fitted plexiglass for the sides of the robot.

The programming team and electrical team worked on coding a light and resistor for the range finder which will turn green once we are in range to shoot. They also created code for an agitator which would push balls into the shooter on the prototype robot. However, this mechanism did the opposite of what it was intended to do when we tested it and actually blocked balls from entering the shooter. This mechanism was replaced with zip ties and worked slightly better than the other agitator but the zip ties got stuck on themselves. They continue to modify and test the smartdashboad on the drivers’ stations.

Electrical team members continue to work on mapping out a board for the competition robot and another one for the mecanum chassis. They took off parts from the test board to use for the final robot. They also cleaned up wires on the visual acquisition test robot and recrimped wires using new equipment. Other electrical members continued to work on creating variable speed testers.

The drafting team began to 3D print battery mounts so we have one for every robot we’re building.

Team members continue to create a scouting feature for competition.

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