Monthly Archives: January 2014

How did we get here? part 2

Once we agreed on the critical abilities for this game, we started to outline the critical needs for our design.  In order: 1.  WE must build it.  This means it not only meets the time/money requirements of the FRC build … Continue reading

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… So how did we get here?

Gentle Reader, I’d like to take some time to discuss our game strategy and thought process behind the design. This game, Aerial Assist, is truly unlike anything FIRST has ever done.  The game is simple, intuitive, and at first glance, … Continue reading

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We’re (conceptually) Almost There!

Our CAD work is almost complete.  Our chassis is back from our new friends at Colors, Inc.  Our bumpers are getting the final touches.  Our programming is coming along – we’ve got basic drivecode written and will add more as … Continue reading

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Palindrome Intake Testing

FRC 1529 created additional tests for the Palindrome prototype based on the results from the past meeting. The team was able to mount the prototype arms to a test chassis in order to see how the intake worked. Things went … Continue reading

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Palindrome Prototype Tests

The team did a few tests of the Palindrome last Saturday. The first test was a little shaky, but lead to some hilarious moments: After adjusting the compression the second test was much better and allowed us to develop additional … Continue reading

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Creating a Clean Electrical Board

The team started working on a prototype their electrical board since we finished the Chassis frame: The team tweeted at FRC 2177, The Robettes, about their tips for keeping a clean electrical board. The Robettes run amazing electrical workshops in … Continue reading

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Arm Prototypes – Finalizing the Design

FRC 1529 has been BUSY this past week! A lot of progress has been made on the testing the “palindrome” design. On Saturday students built a quick prototype that they were able to test on sawhorses to determine ball intake … Continue reading

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