As week six of build season comes to a close, we are almost finished building our robot! While there is no bag day this year, we are still working hard to get the robot done in a similar timeline.
Build has been working every night this week to get our competition robot ready to go. The green parts have come in and are being assembled into a functioning robot! They are continuing to perfect the climb mechanism and ensuring that the minor components of the robot are in top shape. In addition, they are beginning to work on the electrical components of the good robot, as well as completing the mechanism for the control panel.
Design is finishing up the CAD for the good robot in order to get the final designs sent off to be laser cut.
Business is finishing up final preparations for the pancake breakfast next weekend! We are looking forward to hosting families of team members, sponsors and alumni into the building to showcase what our team has worked really hard to do over the last six weeks.
Media has been taking photos and videos all week and began to do a week six video. As competitions approach, they are also working to finalize team shirts with all the sponsor logos on the back. As well, they learned a lot about creating and editing videos with a workshop being held by the owner of a local marketing business, and were able to take away a great deal of information to use this season.
Software is working on programming the different elements of the robot, including the climb, shooter, intake and autonomous mode. They are starting to get busier as the team gets closer and closer to having a completed robot!
Drive has been beginning to get the prototype robot driving around over the last couple of weeks, and we are excited to see what they can do with the completed robot! Scouting has just started up and is getting a list of teams to watch for and scout before our Waterloo competition, which is only one month away!