Week 6 of Build
Hooray! It’s the last week of the 2016 Build Season, and the Janksters are making loads of progress as they realize that Stop Build is only a few days away.
The Mechanical Committee has finished CADing for the most part, but subcommittees are struggling to finish their large projects:
Field Elements finished a full set of bumpers and are now trying to finish the second set of bumpers, along with a shield.
Scaling made revisions to their scissor lift in order to make it fully functional, and they have also created a cross brace on the chassis.They are a little behind schedule but working hard to mount, as well as build, various elements.
Chassis are very close to finishing the chassis for the final robot, but they do need to assemble parts for a second Chassis.
Point Scoring has built all of their components but are having worried that they may not have enough time to finish their mechanism!
The Programming Committee is nearly finished coding for the robot’s different elements, but they have to compile all of those codes to ensure that it works on the electronics board. They are currently working on autonomous and working through any obstacles that show up along the way.
Meanwhile, the Electronics Committee mounted and debugged various electronics boards on the robot, all of which were found to be successful! However, they still have to mount the battery mount, work on limit switch mounting, and make a few finishing touches on the robot’s final electronics board.
Finally, Marketing has completed most of their projects, including bows, t-shirts, and buttons, all of which will be ready for Robot Reveal Night. They have been consistent with their social media plan and are now working hard on giveaways for competition. Robot Reveal will undoubtedly bring a few new tasks for the committee to work on.
We look forward to these last few days and will be proud of the robot, no matter it’s capabilities.
As usual, the team would not have been able to accomplish any of this without it’s sponsors, mentors, and parents. Thanks for all of the support!