At the beginning of Week 6, we were able to start our final 2 mechanisms: the climber and Control Panel. By the middle of the week, we were able to build most of the structure for the climb and currently are waiting on a few parts to arrive to complete and test the mechanism. Friday was our official Stop Build Day and we spent the day in our school's cafeteria, building mechanisms, fixing minor issues, and testing our mechanisms. The team had a party to celebrate the occasion (with lots of cake)! By the end of Week 6, the mechanisms were built as far as they could, with the Control Panel mechanism ready to mount and the climber waiting on the last few parts. Electrical was able to reorganize their wires as well as finish wiring the shooter system. Programming was able to test their code on the existing mechanisms, apply current limits, and further develop their vision systems. Business is working on creating a robot reveal and our last few publications for awards. Our Dean's List nominees were also submitted by our mentors. During Week 7, we hope to dedicate our time to testing and driving to further prepare ourselves for our Week 1 competition!
During Week 5, we were able to integrate most of our major mechanisms and test them! The intake, hopper, feeder, and flywheel systems have been confirmed to work with no major issues spotted. With most of the basic mechanisms done, we will be shifting our focus to our other mechanisms: the climber and Control Panel. Fabrication worked on finishing the mechanisms associated with the power cells and the drivetrain. Fabrication also finished attaching and testing the intake, hopper, feeder, and shooter, alongside working on bumpers and starting to CNC some of the components for the control wheel and climb mechanisms. Business has gotten all awards submitted as well as ordered most of our team merch. The plan for Week 6 is to complete the other mechanisms and attach them and to take the robot up to the school where we will be able to test with our "mini-field." Friday will be the team's unofficial Stop Build Day celebration and we will be spending the remaining time until our first competition testing and driving!
Throughout Week 4, we were able to begin and complete most of our major mechanisms for the robot. The assembly for the hopper and intake began on Monday and were both completed in terms of fabrication work on Saturday. The shooter mechanism was built throughout the week and was also completed Saturday with the turret being close to finished as well. The feeder parts were CNC'ed on Saturday and the plan is to have assembly to begin on Monday. Fabrication field team also built a storage box to contain all the wood pieces to help better organize our workspace. Field team painted the power port and added reflective tape to help Vision team identify targets, and also completed the colored control panel and trench. The Electrical subteam successfully mounted and wired major components on the belly pan and assisted Fabrication and Programming with wiring and testing the mechanisms as they were built. Design is currently in the final stretch to complete the climb mechanism, and once completed, assembly will start during Week 5. Our Business team has made considerable progress on our awards as well as the GAFIRST mobile app, and are finalizing team publications. Our team has also selected Chairman’s presenters (Berkan, Kimberly, & Shiv) and appointed a new Safety Captain (Harish) alongside two new apprentices (Clara & Shriya). The plan for the upcoming week is to complete and finish the integration of all components of our robot, as well as finish up our award submissions and prepare for competition!