Day 49: Chairman’s and Driver Practice

{“data”:[{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Chairman’s Award”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Today students brainstormed and storyboarded the 2014 Chairman’s Award Video. This video is required with all Chairman’s entries and the winning team’s video is shown at the end of each tournament. Also, another group continued work no a Chairman’s Powerpoint template that will be used during the presentation. Finally, the three presenters continued to flush out the script and got to practice 2 times before mentors and get their thoughts on what information should be added. \n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Driver Practice”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Drivers worked on receiving the ball from the human player without utilizing the rear intake. They rigorously practiced pinning the ball to the side wall to force the ball into the intake, in an attempt to lessen ball transfer time.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//”,”full”:”//”},”text”:”Drivers practicing from across the field.”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Field Construction”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students finalized the field construction today by adding the human player boundaries on the side of the field. This boundary tell the human players exactly where they are allowed to stand, which help make driver practice more realistic.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//”,”full”:”//”},”text”:”While drivers practiced, human players stood in the newly marked zones and fed them balls.”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Programming”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Programmers were brainstorming ideas for a possible Team 254 mobile app that will feature all the web products 254 has to offer. This includes the hours tracking systems, various resources \\(handbook, identity standards, tutorials\\), and the home page with a simple calendar.\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Graphic Design”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students continued to program the team’s new pit display. Others were adding sponsors to the 2014 T\\-shirt. Students were also rendering specific assemblies in of the CAD for use in the Technical Binder. These renders all people to more easily see the functions of each mechanism of the robot and they all work independently and then come together into one finished product.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//”,”full”:”//”},”text”:”Laying out the sponsors for the 2014 shirt.”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//”,”full”:”//”},”text”:”Creating renders from the CAD”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Assembly”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students began to assemble the 5th, display gearbox. All the parts have been found and the gearbox simply needs to be assembled. In addition to being a useful display piece to explain the 3\\-CIM shifting gearboxes we are using this year, this will also serve as a spare gearbox we can use or at least scrap for parts if something breaks at competition.\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Miscellaneous”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students continued to work on the Bill of Materials \\(BOM\\) by using the CAD and Parts Management System to figure out what parts we ordered and what actually made it onto the robot. Currently the drivetrain is finished and electronics and intakes subsystems are in progress.\n\nWork on the release video made significant progress. A first draft was made featuring \”Light em Up\” with shots of the robot and the double\\-3\\-ball\\-autonomous. This draft can be viewed at this link: //\\-pq2Q3vi1pTBQ\nAs this is only a draft and not the final copy, don’t share this yet!\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//×300.png”,”full”:”//”},”text”:”The BOM in progress”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Action Items”}},{“type”:”list”,”data”:{“text”:” – Finish assembly of demo gearbox\n – Continue working on the BOM\n – Continue driver practice \n – Continue improving Chairman’s Script \n – Finalize Chairman’s Video storyboard\n – Begin work on compiling the technical binder \n – Begin work on compiling the Chairman’s binder\n – Create Chairman’s PowerPoint \n – Decide what spare parts need to be made, including for demo\n – CNC the new rear VEX bump sensor mount \n – CNC new wheel hubs\n”}}]}