Day 8: Saturday, January 10, 2015
Today the frame was welded together and new team members got a chance to use some of the bigger tools. Junior Claira Allgood got to use the bandsaw to cut aluminum pieces for the frame, and the belt sander to smooth the edges.
Day 9: Sunday, January 11, 2015
The frame was completed and wheels and gearboxes were put in; it’s finally starting to look like a robot! Students got to wear welding helmets and see how the helmet lens darkens with the concentrated light. This is important because the visible light emitted has an intensity equivalent to the sun. It can burn your skin and eyes very easily, or even cause a dangerous condition known as “arc eye.” In addition, a lot more brainstorming was done for the Autonomous Period.
Day 10: Monday, January 12, 2015
Strategy read numerous amounts of posts on Chief Delphi, and looked at Team 254’s Scouting Presentation. Team Management worked on a list of thank you notes and updating to-do lists.
Day 11: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The Build Department finished almost all of the field elements. The section of the Human Player station where the green pool noodles are fed onto the field. Programming continued to update the LabVIEW code and write code for the gyroscope (rotation sensor). The Strategy Department monitored Chief Delphi, looked for game updates, and began planning the Open House where the new robot will be revealed.
Day 12: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Programming began working on getting a camera view and work on a CAN Talon; a new kind of motor speed controller.
Day 13: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Media continued working on BlueDevilPress and created a team survey.
Day 14: Friday, January 16, 2015
Weekend Update: Day 15 and 16: January 17-18, 2015
The lift design was finalized and was prepared to be fabricated. The drivetrain is also nearly completed, and the back braces to support the lift mechanism were also completed.