Week 6 Recap: Lights, Camera, Action!

Week 6 Recap: Lights, Camera, Action!

As of 9:02 PM PST, February 17th, 2015, our robot has been bagged and tagged. Build season is finally over and we couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming competition season!

The final week was filled with busy workers, late nights and a lot of food. We had a four day weekend and many of us spent all of it in the robo room, working away to finish our robot. As the clock ticked down to end of build season, we worked even harder, dedicating more time, effort and energy with each passing day. We had our robot operational by February 15th, and we used the rest of our time debugging and smoothing out the smaller details.

On February 16th, we staged our “Rollout” event, we invite everyone to the school to show off the final bot and everything else we’ve done with all the our awesome community has given us. Here’s a video to show you the title is what it is. (Will be linked later). As an added bonus, we had tons of food and even a small dance party.

The robot is finally done guys! To our members, thank you for working so hard this season! To our mentors, thank you for watching over us, for teaching us all you know, and for putting up with all of your shenanigans! To our parents, thank you for letting us work these insane hours and supporting us through this awesome journey!

This year, Team 1160 will be at the Los Angeles Regional and the Las Vegas Regional! We hope to see you there!!

Pictures and videos will be uploaded soon. Our Reveal Video and Chairman’s Video will be released soon!

Week 5 Recap: The Danger Zone

Week 5 has been extremely hectic for us. With the design for the robot finalized, we found ourselves with even more work to do. Here’s just some of the things we have done.

The CAD model has been completed and sent out. The programmers have successfully finished programming for autonomous and are now getting to work on tele-op code and the driver’s station. Both the frame has been completed and is now mounted on our drive train.

The lifting mechanism has encountered a few obstacles, but the project as a whole is well on it’s way to completion. We first had some trouble with linear bearings, and finicky pistons, but everything is starting to sort itself out and fall into place. The grasping mechanism is also being built. We’ve decided to build quick-release graspers to we can remove them to stay inside the frame perimeter.

Sorry, for the shorter-than-usual recap. We are only preparing ourselves for the all-out insanity that is our last week of build season. See you on the other side.

Note: Our Roll-Out event will be on MONDAY, Feb. 16th at San Marino High School. You’re invited, you’re invited, everyone’s invited!

Week 4 Recap: Crunch Time

The design has been chosen and now we are working on the final robot! The team has been working hard the whole time,  and with the season drawing down to a close, our motivation only shows signs of growing.

To start off, our CAD model is mostly complete. Our plans for the robot have mostly been finalized and we are going to send the model to Boeing shortly.

This is a SketchUp of our robot,  not a CAD model. We don't want to give away too much!

This is a SketchUp of our robot, not a CAD model. We don’t want to give away too much!

Our frames are currently being worked on and it’s starting to come together!  The grasping mechanism is making a lot of progress and is close to being fully operational with the exception of a few key parts. Unfortunately, the lifting mechanism is being delayed because a few parts haven’t arrived yet. On the electrical side, we are busy designing the electrical board. We currently have electrical frame in production and  we are also getting cases to mount our pneumatics. In programming, we are building a scouting app as well as setting up our new driver station, Titanic.

We now have a new Safety Captain: Ray Dobson!

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May “Big Brother” keep us safe through the season!

In other news, we had an informal Parent Night on Thursday. The goal of this meeting was to show our parents what we’ve been up to. We showed them the build process, our prototypes as well as the work on our final bot. This will not replace our “Rollout” event which will happen on the last week of build season.

Speaking of future events, we are going to the Carver Science Fair next Thursday, so we can showcase our robot, let the kids drive said robot, and give back to the community!

4th week down, 2 more to go. Keep it up Titans!

 

 

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