Last Tuesday, December 6th, the Janksters had their annual downtown Scavenger Hunt! Organized by the senior members of the team, this Jankster tradition is a race against the clock and other teams to solve the puzzle first.
The team was split into seven different groups each with a leader and a packet of instructions. Starting at Notre Dame with the first hint, they made their way to different stations downtown from San Jose State University to Christmas in the Park. Each station had a different challenge for the group to complete before earning their hint to the next location and gaining more pieces for their puzzle. The games ranged from writing their own raps to assembling candy robots. During the Scavenger Hunt, there were opportunities to cut time from the final score through a Photo Scavenger Hunt which included taking selfies with a variety of object like squirrels or murals.
Once they finished the objectives at all seven stations, the groups raced back to campus to piece together their puzzle. It was an exciting competition and at the end, everyone came together for hot chocolate and snacks.
Check out some Jankster POVS about the event here!
It is already Week 5 of Build Season, and the Janksters have been continuing their hard work on the robot.
The Electronics Committee has finished making vertical boards, mounting components on both of their boards, and wiring talons to the power distribution panel.
The Programming Committee has been busy coding, which they are currently testing and debugging.
The Mechanical Committee sub-groups have been busy:
Field Elements is working on bumpers and the robot cart handles.
The Scaling Committee has manufactured parts for their scissor lift and winch. They have also finalized their CAD and are putting together their parts.
The Chassis group has started putting the chassis together since they are finished CADing.
Finally, the Marketing Committee has been working on the standard, and they have almost finished making bows. They have started button production and are currently working on Robot Reveal Night preparations.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, mentors, and parents for all of your help and support!
Credit to Amritha Sankarappan
Credit to Tamara Kawa
Credit to Tamara Kawa
The Janksters have been working hard as Build Season continues. We are already into Week 4, and there has been a lot of progress.
The Electronics Committee has finished CADing for the sideboard and are finalizing the CAD for the vertical board. Right now, they’re working on mounting electronic pieces, such as the battery mount.
The Programming Committee has been presenting information on coding and making sure everyone is comfortable with deploying code. They have recently started writing the code for the robot.
The sub-groups of the Mechanical Committee have been keeping busy as well:
Field Elements has finished CADing for the robot cart.
The Scaling Committee has made progress with CADing the mounts and have finished CADing the main mechanism for the robot. They plan to start building this weekend and finishing the main mechanism.
Finally, the Chassis group has finished working on their gearboxes and have started working on the chains.
The Marketing Committee has continued working hard on designs. They completed robot reveal invitations and are almost done with the team’s t-shirt designs.
There has also been progress on the team standard.
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, mentors, and parents for helping us!