Build Season Week 1 and 2, 2017
With build season underway and midterms over, the students of 3181 have had a very busy couple of weeks. As soon as we found out what our challenge was this year at kickoff, we headed back to Sutherland to brainstorm strategies and what our robot would need to be able to accomplish.
After determining and prioritizing what the robot should do, we began to develop designs for each key component of the robot: the low goal scoring mechanism, the gear mechanism, and the rope climber. After finalizing what the best options and ideas were, we began to develop prototypes of each one; so far we have a fuel intake system, a few low-goal scorers, and a gear mechanism.
Finally, we have determined the name for our robot: Ada, after brilliant mathematician and world’s first programmer Ada Lovelace