Today's OZone Open House was fantastic! Tons of prospective teammates came! Before the event, the team returned to the shop for some maintenance, cleaning up and even fixing some machines... The first of our two larger 3D Printers, named "Grilled" and "Cheese," had pieces of hardened support filament stuck all over the place! What a … Continue reading 9/29/19 – Fall Open House!!!
Most of today's build time was spent coding. First, coders developed the elevator, and configured the button board to it, attaching the height of each rocket position to a button. The joysticks were also re-coded for our new bots, assigning buttons on the sticks to commands such as the elevator, intake, and pistons. In addition, … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 2/16/19 – Code Work
The programmers of the PixyCam2 have spent so much time with it that they've decided to give it a name. They've officially deemed the camera "Pixie." Creative, right? Pixie was worked to near completion today. Attached to the new silver bot, it identifies colors so that it can practically drive itself to pick up Cargo. … Continue reading Sunday Build Update – 2/10/19 – Buttons and Pixie
Construction of the so called "Newbie Bot" began today. It's a robot that is being made wholly by first year students, with only overseeing and slight assistance from adults, returners and alumni. This bot will mostly be used for testing purposes upon completion, but its greater goal is to better teach these students the inner … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 2/9/19 – The New “Newbie Bot”
It's the dream of every young boy and girl of this generation... Imagine, using something more familiar than a drive station to pilot robots. Yup, that's right! The limited number of drive stations has led testers to a new solution... We can drive using an xbox controller!!! Programmers begun the process of configuring the drive … Continue reading Friday Build Update – 2/8/19 – Driving In Style
Today, two cameras are in development. Not only is the PixyCam2 is getting some touching up, but a Webcam has joined the OZone roster! So, how did the left picture become the right...? Programmer Mitch worked the Webcam this morning. His goal: have the camera identify the location of orange cargo and only orange cargo. … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 2/2/19 – Camera Work
Elevator work flourished today in the OZone! The project: allow it to stop at different levels. But it didn't run as smoothly as one might hope... https://youtu.be/zBMVV7SOl8o In testing it, the elevator would get stuck at the top limit switch and need slight assistance on its way down. In addition, a piece broke! (below) The … Continue reading Friday Build Update – 2/1/19 – Elevator: To Work or Not to Work…
The elevator, under construction... In the shop today, teams worked on finishing practice apparatuses, attaching motors to the conveyor system, and working on other prototypes for ball intakes. Electricians Lily and Sam worked on fixing limit switches with crimps, and moved onto a 3D model of the arena. Drive Team and programmers are testing prototypes! … Continue reading Sunday Build Update – 1/27/19 – Problems and Pixy 2
Today's focus was our Elevator! While the Programming Team worked on transforming files and researching as well as finalizing Elevator coding for magnetic limit switches, the CAD team began 3D printing housing for our potentiometer. 3D Printing the potentiometer housing. A potentiometer is a device that measures its own rotation and outputs a number between … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 1/26/19 – Rise of the Elevator!
Blastoff in 2019! OZone FRC Robotics is back and stronger than ever! This year's challenge... Destination: Deep Space! The Mission:Store Cargo in the cargo ship and rockets around the arena. The catch: Cargo storage areas are angled, so hatch panels are necessary to keep it from rolling out! Each hatch panel attached is worth 2 … Continue reading Welcome to Destination: Deep Space!