From the outside looking in, it would appear not much got done today. On the contrary, we really accomplished quite a bit; just not mechanically.
We determined the optimum roller spacing for our lift assembly, and loc-tited the rollers in place. We cut the lexan electrical mounting plates. We designed and did the CAD for the deployment. We prepared the base for the mounting of the lift. We put the wheels & chains on the practice bot. We did a lot of between-the-ears work that means when we install parts onto the robot, it will be correct and for the last time.
Here’s a beautiful drawing of our deployment mechanism:
Not only that, but we left early because of the snowfall (snow is a welcome change from the ice).
We heard from our fabricator, we ought to be getting some custom parts in Monday, which will be great.