CNC Master

Hey guys. Sorry that you have to hear about my CNCing every day, but I haven’t broken a bit this entire week and I’m actually getting stuff done. So, I’m pretty happy that the CNC is working out. Although, it has become very tedious to just sit and watch the CNC do its’ thing while making sure that nothing breaks. Anyway, here’s a little sneak peak of the CNC corner. Sometimes people visit me, and sometimes I’m just really bored as Zach pointed out.

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I tape up the grease-stained drawings of the parts I’ve done because it makes me feel accomplished.

 

But in reality, everyone else in the club has been hard at work doing all the other important things that need to get done!

Today I saw a lot of work by Team Management on award submissions. I’m really proud of all that they have done for that (even though Mayuri and Sneha complain about writing essays). All this work included starting the Woodie Flowers essay today. Also, Damian printed out some letters to go to potential sponsors.

The Mechanical team is moving along well with swerve. There are some kinks in the design that we are trying to work out, but everything should go smoothly. An alumnus is going to help us by making some special shafts. We also had to order new gearboxes with overnight shipping because we initially ordered the wrong ones… Once I get some more parts manufactured, we’ll be able to finally work out the swerve. Just so everyone knows, we got our swerve design from the great resources provided by Team 1640 on their website.

The freshmen from wiring finished wiring up most of the motors to the electrical board of the robot. Ricky loaded code and we were able to simulate feeding and shooting with the drive station.

Eli from team 4471 was back in our shop today to do some machining. His team is going with a similar, but different, wheeled shooter.

Cody, Michael, and Leor were at Leor’s house today working with her dad on making the field and the circular bumper. They did some awesome work, and we’re really glad that they could get a lot done!

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And Ryan was the DJ tonight. Check out his music selection here. It’s actually catchy, but just click the link…

 

-Brian

 

PS. Also be sure to follow us on Twitter!! We are trying to get 400 followers by the end of week 4, and have 33 to go! Check us out @team2383

 

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