In the last weeks of Build Season, the team has achieved so much. The Chairman's Essay is mostly finished and the Chairman's Video is halfway complete. Mechanical Team has finished putting the robot together and has handed it over to the Programming Team to be programmed. A second robot is being built for the Driving and Strategy Teams to practice with, as well as finding any bugs that need to be fixed. Electrical has wired both robots, so the team is now fine-tuning the design. Already we have found and fixed a design flaw involving the wheels and pool noodles.
Four weeks down, two more to go! This last week we put the chains on the robot and the Chairman's Essay is being written. The Chairman's video is also in the works and the electrical wiring is being put in place.
Our sub-teams are hard at work. Electrical has wired the robot- and now programming can really get to work. Mechanical is still doing some trouble shooting with our lifting mechanism, but have some ideas to choose from. Our PR team is finishing up the essay for Chairman's and the Video Crew is working on that piece of the submission. This Saturday- we will have two shifts of students participating at the BSU STEM Day- it is held in the Kinesiology
We are halfway through Build Season! In our third week, the Bullbots began to flesh-out our robot; we have mounted the wheels and their motors on the new chassis and have also mounted the vertical frames for the lifting mechanism. The PR Team has started writing the Chairmans' essay and the Programming Team is testing an accelerometer. Some of our members are developing a driving simulation for the robot, while other members are creating a tutorial for new members on how to drive our previous robots.