Day 50: More Pre-Comp Preparations

{“data”:[{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Driver Practice”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Today, students continued to practice driving the robot on the field. Obstacles were set up on the field earlier in the day to test the new drivers’ capabilities.Later, students practiced driving with other students in the human player boundaries feeding the robot balls.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/949307cb-students-practicing-dirving-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/949307cb-students-practicing-dirving.jpg”},”text”:”Students continued to practice driving”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8cca0790-IMG_0576-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8cca0790-IMG_0576.jpg”},”text”:”Students continued to feed the robot from the human player positions”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Demo Gearbox”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students finished assembling the display gearbox.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8d010794-IMG_0566-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8d010794-IMG_0566.jpg”},”text”:”The finished demo gearbox”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Chairman’s Award”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students added pictures to the Chairman’s Award PowerPoint. Finding the right pictures is a big process in creating the presentation.\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Technical Binder”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students worked on updating the technical binder for the Chairman’s award. This binder contains all of the specifications for the robot.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8cfc078f-1-400×258.png”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8cfc078f-1.png”},”text”:”Screenshot of one of the pages of the binder”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Team Flyer”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students continued to work on drafting the Team Flyer. The flyer is an easy way toinform other teams and passersby during tournaments about the robot and theteam. This is a simplified version of the technical binder. However, after some further discussions we decided to try remaking the flyer with a shot of the robot with the intakes opened. That photo is being photo shopped now and will be used soon.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/94a407c5-flyer-drafat-231×300.png”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/94a407c5-flyer-drafat.png”},”text”:”Draft of the team flyer. The Robot Name font is temporarily incorrect.”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Programming”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Programmers continued to work on the pit display. Currently, they are working on fixing the team page.\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Field Optimization”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students started to improve the field by configuring the scoring lights. These lights indicate whether the robots are in autonomous or in tele\\-op mode. This will help simulate a real game for driver practice.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8c710786-IMG_0569-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8c710786-IMG_0569.jpg”},”text”:”Students programming the scoring lights that go around the goals.”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8c8a0785-IMG_0575-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/8c8a0785-IMG_0575.jpg”},”text”:”The lights are now working!”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Assembly”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students began constructing an intake on\\-top of the Overkill Practice Drive\\-base made of wood for a drivers to face\\-off against.\n”}},{“type”:”image”,”data”:{“file”:{“url”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/948207bf-IMG_0577-400×300.jpg”,”full”:”//media.team254.com/2014/02/948207bf-IMG_0577.jpg”},”text”:”Milling brackets for holding the intake shaft for the test robot.”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Bill of Materials”}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Students continued working on the Bill of Materials. Today they finished recording data for the intake, electronics, and are currently working on the hood.\n”}},{“type”:”heading”,”data”:{“text”:”Action Items”}},{“type”:”list”,”data”:{“text”:” – Continue working on the BOM\n – Continue driver practice\n – Continue improving Chairman’s Script\n – Finalize Chairman’s Video storyboard\n – Improve Chairman’s PowerPoint\n – CNC the new rear VEX bump sensor mount\n – Finalize the Team Flyer\n – CNC new wheel hubs\n”}}]}