1/24/2018 – Today we are evaluating others’ logos created yesterday and over the course of last night.
A to-do list for the day and probably other days in continuation is being established.
A student project manager is leading the class in what needs to be accomplished.
The to-do list contains the following:
- Cut hole in the plastic sheet
- Wire up the circuit board to the right spots and get it settled down
- Vote on best team logo
- Order needed parts for robot’s final build
- Have a drivable bot
Since our regular adult supervisor and certain parts are missing, not all the list can be accomplished in the order listed.
Talked about a dedicated driver for the robot is also being decided. One student will be out-of-state during the day of competition.
A promotion design consists of a silhouette devil head with flaming gear eyes with the team’s number “7077” written on its face and the name “Sun Devil’s Fire” written below its neck. This is subject to change.
For the take-up and lift motors, the students have decided to switch to “TALON” motor controllers instead of the “SPARK” motor controllers. For more information on the “TALON” motor controllers, visit www.crosstheroadelectronics.com These motor controllers will be used alongside the existing motor controllers.
A prototype version of the plastic sheet is being made in cardboard since the current one cannot be cut without supervision. The cardboard will be used to put the idea to the test before the cut in the sheet is actually made.
Another idea being put to test is putting a thin spongy sheet underneath the RoboReal to absorb shock in case of impact.
The cardboard prototype is being secured with tape to test out the creation of the battery box.
The battery box is designed to have the ability to easily access the robot’s battery (Pulling out and putting back in) from the back of the robot, whilst also keeping the battery in place to prevent it from moving around and being knocked out of place by any random collision that occurs during the competition.
The cardboard piece is secured with metal bars, but this is ALL temporary.