Week 5 of Build Season

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.

 

Brian selecting a piece of wood to protect the table.

Brian selecting a piece of wood to protect the table.

Sharif selecting bearings for shafts.

Sharif selecting bearings for shafts.

So far, mechanics have completed the drive train, intake, and climbing mechanism. All that is left to complete is the power cube lift.

Stella milling parts for the intake.

Stella milling parts for the intake.

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.

The electrical team planning out the design of the electrical board.

The electrical team planning out the design of the electrical board.

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.

CAD and programming working together at the same desk.

CAD and programming working together at the same desk.

Lizzy reorganizing CAD drawings.

Lizzy reorganizing CAD drawings.

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.

Stella discussing designs with mentor Justin.

Stella discussing designs with mentor Justin.

Overall, week 5 went amazingly well and the team hopes to continue its success into week six.