| Building the Intake
- Trevor and Brad built the intake which took quite a few modifications but they got through it for the most part. They have very little work to do to finish it and they will do just that next meeting.
| Milling 80-20
- Justin, Josh, and Andrew worked on milling 80-20 pieces to 14in. Exactly.
- Josh, Justin and Andrew painstakingly milled 6 pieces of 80-20 to 14in on the dot through using 2 different end mills(4 flute and 2 flute). To make the ends of the 80-20 nice and pretty, they used the 4 flute. We used the 2 flute to make slightly larger cuts. we went back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and back and forth and so on to cut the 80-20 nearly perfectly.
|Working on the Ball Pickup
- Brad, Braden, Trevor, Morgan, and Amal worked on designing and building a way to integrate Trevor's pickup method onto the robot, so as to scoop up the balls for our scoring method.
|Working on the Drum Shooter Prototype"
- CJ, Morgan, Laura, Braden and Mentor Gary started working on building a prototype for the drum shooter that would be both efficient and quick.
- The mechanism to scoop the game device would be like hamster wheel attached with a moving motor or servo.
- Before they went to work they met with Head Mentor Clem and discussed what the prototype would look like and what materials to use for it.
- In the Workshop Laura and Mentor Gary used a band saw to cut some foam pieces and then CJ and Morgan refined them by hand to circular pieces for the Hamster wheel scoop.
- Then they cut more circular pieces but out of poly carbonate. Since this was a little harder to do by hand, we used the band saw for the refinement too. It was Laura's first time cutting a curve, so it was fun to learn.
- In the end, they made the beginning of a prototype for the drum shooter. They will still need to build a frame, add a motor, add surgical tubing/spring, and test some shooting! Sadly, they ran out of time, so they will continue this next meeting.