Monthly Archive: January 2015

Build Season: Week 3, 2015 0

Build Season: Week 3, 2015

We’re halfway through the fourth week and the team is working quite hard; the past five days were dedicated to midterm exams, so we have quite a bit of work to make up. The mechanical team has started to build the chassis for our first robot, and is almost done with building a model of the finished product in Autodesk Inventor. The programming team is fine-tuning the driving code and...

Build Season: Week 2, 2015 0

Build Season: Week 2, 2015

So, the second week of build season just ended, and the team has been quite busy. We finally decided on what mechanism we will use to pick up the bins, and the mechanical team has begun to design the components of this mechanism with a computer aided design (CAD) software. So far, they’re been able to draw the major parts of the mechanism, and are working on the details. The programming...

Build Season: First Week, 2015 0

Build Season: First Week, 2015

Build season finally started, so the team has been pretty busy; we have been spending a lot of time brainstorming up ideas for our robot, and are currently building prototypes of these ideas. The game for this year is quite interesting; unlike the games of years past where robots had to shoot game pieces into goals to gain points, and could choose to play defensively and prevent their opponents from...