Team 4917 has been very busy this week! On Sunday, we had a full team brainstorming session to begin a priority list for all the different game components, as well as begin to design the robot itself. If you need a refresher on how the game works, see our kickoff page. Since then, Design has been continuing to design each component of the robot, with their main focus being the chassis. Their busiest time is yet to come!
Build has been hard at work getting started on prototypes for the intake, shooting mechanism and the drivetrain, or the wheels, motors and gears that make the robot go! In addition, they have been attempting to tackle the challenge of the climb, since it is more difficult than in previous years.
Our Media team has been in almost every night to capture as many exciting moments as they can! As well, they are hard at work, making a weekly recap video for our team to see at lunches on Saturdays. Most recently, they have been designing quarter zip sweaters for our team to purchase. We are excited for them to come in!
Software will get busier once the robot begins to take shape, but as of right now, they are working on updating our laptops and testing out code to see its compatibility with this year's challenge! Business has been continuing to reach out to sponsors and forming partnerships with new businesses. They are also preparing for a presentation to a sponsor in the coming weeks.