Pre-STL Day 4: Lighting Up

by Nathan Duong '16

Competition Preparation: Transportation Crate

The second layer of paint has been applied to the transportation crate and is now finished!

Painting on the last layer of paint

Field Construction: 1 Point Goals

Members of the team have continued to construct the two wooden 1-point goals to mirror the left side of the field.

The 1-points goals under construction

Pit Lights

The pit lights are being restored by soldering the wires after previously being burnt out. In addition, the HTML and CSS for the lights added “knightrider,” “rainbow,” and custom color effects.

Testing out custom colors on the pit lights

Burnt out light

Bumper Fabric

The new, extra layer of fabric is being applied to the bumper of the robot, therefore removing the drawback of being “T-boned.”

Taping on the new fabric

Wheel Hubs

The team continued to work on and improve the CAD of the future wheel hubs that will also expel drawback time from “T-boning” by increasing the width of the center wheel.

CAD for the wheel hubs

Web App

The web app is being worked on and members of the team sought to include FRC/VEX hours, the directory, and blog. Also, the logo for the app is being designed. Ideally this app will be available on iOS with open access to the students on their iPads and mobile devices.

Working on the web app’s display

Action Items

  • Bumper fabric testingRebuild bumper frames for competition
  • 1-Point Goals
  • See board