Day #41 – 2/12/15 – Fired

Lab Opening Time:  3:00 PM

Mr. Black and Mr. Hoard had a meeting with the team at the beginning of the day to showcase just how little time the team has left. Less than a week left leaves no room for error at this point: we need to finish.

Disassembling the prototype.
Disassembling the prototype.

One of the first things that happened was cleaning up the lab for the incoming powder coat pieces. With these incoming pieces, the team could start to put the puzzle pieces together to (hopefully) get a robot that functioned as it was designed to. One huge problem right now is the fact that manufacturing for the elevator forks is still not happening because they aren’t even designed yet.

Parts coming back from powder coating .
Parts coming back from powder coating .
The elevator coming back from powder coating.
The elevator supports coming back from powder coating.

With the set backs already going on, the programming team continued working with the robot. Programming this year is vastly different from years prior due to the swerve gearboxes which pose a completely new problem to the mix.

Daniel working to fix coding issues with the robot.
Daniel working to fix coding issues with the robot.

Mr. Black and Roupen were working on assembling the solenoid manifold while preparations for assembly happened.

Solenoid manifold being assembled.
Solenoid manifold being assembled.

Once the manifold was assembled, it was mounted along with the PCM to the back electronics plate. The comically short wires were routed

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Meanwhile, the intakes were also mounted.

2-13-2015 Intakes Closed
Transport configuration
2-13-2015 Intakes Open
Open Intakes

 

 

Tomorrow, along with the rest of the weekend, is starting to look like the long hours and late night pizzas the team had been waiting for.

Lab Closing Time: 11:30 PM