Day 39: Finish Assembly

{“data”:[{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”by Quentin Delephine ’17\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Assembly”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Today the team spent a lot of time assembling both the practice and competition robots.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8474075f-rubber-rivet-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8474075f-rubber-rivet.jpg”},”text”:”Bumper in the superstructure”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students added rubber bumpers to the superstructure using rivets. This prevents the front intake from hitting the superstructure and damaging it.\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Wiring and Pneumatics\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8ad2076d-pneumatics-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8ad2076d-pneumatics.jpg”},”text”:”Plumbing the competition robot”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students helped finish plumbing the pinniped on the competition robot and Practice robot. The two sides of the pinniped can be fired independently. Students also plumbed the cylinders on the gearbox for the competition robot.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8b890787-air-tanks-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8b890787-air-tanks.jpg”},”text”:”Competition Air Tanks”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Truss”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/934407ba-truss-construct-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/934407ba-truss-construct.jpg”},”text”:”truss being mounted on makeshift bases”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students assembled the truss, and mounted it on the field.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8b950786-truss-complete-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8b950786-truss-complete.jpg”},”text”:”the mounted truss”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Testing”}},{“type”:”video”,”data”:{“source”:”ooyala”,”remote_id”:”t0MDBuazrYZT0pTjwJK7VdM4i5p0bHFr”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/932f07b1-score-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/932f07b1-score.jpg”},”text”:”Score!”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”The drive base and the pinniped were tested. They worked well and the drivers were able to score in the low goal.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/934207b2-3-ball-intake-225×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/934207b2-3-ball-intake.jpg”},”text”:”3-ball autonomous configuration”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Action Items\n”}},{“type”:”list”,”data”:{“text”:” – Finish attaching rollers \\(and motors\\) to both robots\n – Add bumpers to both robots\n – Improve Truss mounts and bases\n – Complete Plumbing and Wiring\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8b82078a-superstructure-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8b82078a-superstructure.jpg”},”text”:”Beautiful, innit?”}}]}