Friday Week 1 2013

Today we sent off several bracket parts to our fabricator.  We’re working with Mike Trapp from Waterjet Cutting of Indiana in addition to Jason Greeson at Fab2Order this year – lightening the load should help our illustrious sponsors.  Our arm is 75% designed; we’ll finish that tomorrow.

We got our bumper wood and noodles cut, and our electronic panels are getting planned out.IMG_1823How many students does it take to cut bumper wood?

IMG_1824IMG_1827We’ll feature a two-level controls board, with battery, cRIO, compressor, and tanks on bottom; everything else on top.

IMG_1825Our CAD monkeys are hard at work.  Our lifting arm system is 85% designed; we’ll knock out the rest tomorrow.  As it stands right now, we’ll be using 8 motors total (2 CIMs for drive, 4 AndyMark PG27 Gearmotors for the arms, and two VEX 393s to unlatch the arms.

IMG_1826Adjusting to not only Build Season, but the start of the school year and all it entails (theatre performance yesterday, athletic events, band events, etc.) is proving to be a struggle, but students find ways to cope.

Tomorrow we’ll receive our FIRSTChoice shipment as well as some other goodies from our friends at AndyMark.


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FIRST Robotics Team based out of Southport High School in Indianapolis, IN
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