As week 6 comes to an end, the team has been rushing to finish the robot, on minimal sleep! As our build time comes to a close, the mechanical department has stepped up their game, completing the intake and lift.
The Electrical team has been working long and hard to finish up their electrical board and wiring of the robot. Things have been looking stellar!
Programming this week focused mainly on creating a version of the PID for the lift, as well as helping mechanical finish up!
Finally, business has been reminding those of the team to complete their STIM forms, as well as inviting all sponsors to Rollout Day on Monday, February 19th. We hope to see you all there!
As week 5 comes to a close, the team has been anxiously continuing work on the robot. All work has been done in hopes to end up with a winning robot. Mechanical engineering has worked tirelessly to finish the robot, and by Saturday night they had almost completed it entirely.
So far, mechanics have completed the drive train, intake, and climbing mechanism. All that is left to complete is the power cube lift.
On the electrical side, they worked to design and create the electrical board. This year, the electrical team focused on both design aesthetics and functionality.
Programming focused on coding the robot, mainly finishing path generation algorithms and beginning the superstructure for the robot’s code. Meanwhile, CAD worked to improve their drawings and 3D printed a load of spacers for the bot.
Lastly, business submitted major award applications, attended a meeting with a sponsor, began updating the business plan, and finalized new poster designs. Poster designs will be revealed in an upcoming video on our youtube channel, found by clicking the Videos option under the Press menu, or by clicking here.
Overall, week 5 went amazingly well and the team hopes to continue its success into week six.
Week 4 has ended, but team 1160 is more excited than ever! On the mechanical side of things, our robot’s intake has been finished, meaning we can successfully collect and launch power cubes!
Our CAD department has been hard at work finalizing the CAD model of the robot, with one of our CADers, Max Winn, calling the process “extremely stressful with many obstacles, but with teamwork, CADing has become a breeze!” On the programming side of our squad, Programmers have had a bit of a slow week, with 3 days being spent on reading code documentation alone. Hopefully, next week will be more productive! Outside of the robotics room, Shawn Thai, our president, held an informative general meeting, showing off what our robot should look like by the end of week six, and on Friday, the team kicked back, relax, and held a barbeque! With such an eventful week 4, we can’t wait for week 5!