Build Season

Roll Out

Before the final twenty-four hours of build season, we unveiled our robot to the community, displaying its mechanisms and the multiple steps along the way to its creation. The event began with food, drinks, and mingling amongst robots from previous competitions.

People get food as Mr. Lehman reaches out to shake Mr. French's hand.

People get food as Mr. Lehman reaches out to shake Mr. French’s hand.

Once people had gotten their food, the event continued in the career center, where a presentation was made introducing the game, explaining logistics, and ultimately revealing the robot, Joys[Ti]ck.

Visitors watch the robot reveal video, anticipation building.

Visitors watch the robot reveal video, anticipation building.

Presidents Shawn and Jacob reveal the robot.

Presidents Shawn and Jacob reveal the robot.

After a brief explanation of the robot’s abilities, it was taken outside to display its talents in action. Visitors looked on in awe and cheered the whole way through! After a successful climb and some shots at manipulating Power Cubes, we all went inside to show off the competition robot for this year. Each year, we strive to build two identical robots–one for post-build-season practice, and the other to bag for competition. This year we had almost completely built our first robot before deciding to have our second one be the competition robot rather than the practice, which we would have been able to build after bag and tag day. Subsequently, we began building our competition bot on the last Friday of season and it was not ready to show off for Roll Out. Instead we demonstrated tasks with our practice bot and allowed people to view our competition bot afterward, though it was incomplete.

Prac[Ti]ce climbs.

Prac[Ti]ce climbs.

Prac[Ti]ce picks up a power cube.

Prac[Ti]ce picks up a power cube.

Joys[Ti]ck on exhibition.

Joys[Ti]ck on exhibition.

Overall, rollout was a huge success and we look forward to competitions to come!

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.

Week 4, Machining Continues!

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!

Intake Complete!

Intake Complete!

 

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!

 

Shawn Thai Showing Off the hypothetical bot!

Shawn Thai Showing Off the hypothetical bot!

Week 3, Machining Begins!

With Week 3 coming to a close, Titanium has celebrated another successful build week! This week, the team began to start on the machining process, and all members agreed the process was incredibly efficient.

Shawn Thai and the team test the practice bot

Shawn Thai and the team test the practice bot

Kyle Weng, Programming captain, said “Week three was an incredible week for programming, with the process of motion profiling beginning”

Programmers Danny Khoshnan, Matthew Lee, and Luke Jain hard at work!

Programmers Danny Khoshnan, Matthew Lee, and Luke Jain hard at work!

 

Will Li, a Titanium mentor, went on to say ” Working on the bot was great, but my favorite part was the sugar-free gummy bears!”

Overall, 1160 had an incredible Week 3, and we’ll see you guys next week!