Our open house is tomorrow! From 2-4 PM, all three R-7 Alliance team’s (Team Driven, Team Broncobots, Team Titanium) build sites will be open to the public. This is the first time all season that everyone will see what we’ve been up to. We will also be selling light bulbs and coupon books to fund-raise. We hope to see you there!
Our week four video is out! The media team works hard on these every week, so show everyone!
Our robot is coming along well! CAD is almost complete. They are working hard to finish everything in a timely manner. Once the designs are done, our pieces are cut out. Our students have the opportunity to use a water jet machine at Kastle Grinding. Other parts are custom ordered and sent to us later. After the parts are cut, they are welded together. Students weld some, but we’re thankful that Douglas Welding and Hi-Tech Welding & Machining help us out!
Our hopper is welded!
Now that most of our pieces are cut out, we’re working on integration. Integration is proving some challenges, but it is still going well.
Members work on a part for integration.
The programming team is working hard to stay one step ahead of build. They’re perfecting their code in C++.
Ben W. is working on the programming code.
The media/public relations teams continue to organize, plan, and produce! We are continuing to use scrums to keep track of our progress! Our sprints are very organized, and we get everything done, all thanks to our new software! The open house is next Sunday from 2-4 pm. We hope to see you there!
Our week three video is out! Everyone watch it and pass it on to your family and friends!
It’s scary to think we only have 25 days to build our robot. We have buckled down and really started working. Our robot parts have been delivered, and we are starting to assemble our robot! One of our students custom machined the chassis with a water-jet machine. By the end of tonight, the chassis will be completed! We have switched our CIMs to Mini-CIMs and now we’re testing the differences. Hopefully the Mini-CIMS will work so our weight goes down. The CAD team has been busy finalizing all of their drawings.
Our CAD team will continue to work on our models.
Also, the programming team has successfully completed the electrical board, and they are continuing to learn their new language, C++.
Our programmers work to complete the electrical board.
We all hope that the next few weeks will be successful, and we’re working hard to accomplish it!