First off, quick apologies for not being able to post last week; had an update for eyes at the hospital.
In general, progress is moving along at a steady rate. The main difference between last year and this year is the organization of the team and delegations of task and leadership.
The robot is divided into sections, and each section is under the leadership of one or two directors. And in these divisions, the entire design is CADed, prototyped, and refined to see how it well fit with the robot. The implementation of a more extensive CAD allows us to visualize the robot and how everything will mesh together, this leads to a much more solidified product – each hole, indentation, bend and curve of the robot is planned ahead of time.
The entire thing is finally coming together, it’s kind of weird to think about where we were 2 or 3 weeks ago. The days just kinda blended together, and thanks to the dedication of the mechanical and electrical team, we already have a working practice bot.
We’re just starting the final stretch, we still have to test the robot more, do drive team practice, and review the entire thing over this week and the next. Competition for South Florida is right after that, and before we know it, we’ll be down there, competing.
It’s so weird to think of this as the senior’s last competition, but I am more than confident that the underclassman will have everything under control.We’re getting ready for the future, as it will be here any minute now.
To a great end of build season.