started off a bit slow, but then we took the stock over to IDEO to weld!!
yay for Jimmy!
so by the end of the night, we have a FRAME! that's right. a frame...w00t!
meanwhile back at casti, the freshmen designed and put together a bom for bumpers. a much needed and neccesary task :)
mounting transmissions from Rosie onto 80-20 prototype so programming can run code on a robot whose transmissions aren't likely to lock up at any moment....yikes.
more welding-specifically ramps, maybe arm structure
drilling holes in chassis frame--so we need to take SPROCKETS AND CHAIN TO IDEO
look to buy FLANGE BEARINGS TO KEEP TRANSMISSION SHAFT FROM TORQUING
prototype with ramp material that ed brought over tonight (metal mesh)
use 80-20 ramp to test with extension DAMPERS and COIL SPRINGS
finalize bumper design--keep it up, freshmen!
EVERY PERSON ON THE ENTIRE ROBOTICS TEAM MUST WRITE A LETTER TO A CONGRESSPERSON, INVITING THEM TO A REGIONAL AND TALKING ABOUT HOW GREAT FIRST IS (cause it's hella rockin').
See http://www.usfirst.org/community/frc/content.aspx?id=4066 for specific details on what you should include.
PLEASE submit your letter to Chrissy, Hannah, or Julia by SATURDAY AFTERNOON, and we'll send it off for you. If you don't care who you write to, just leave that part blank and we'll fill it in or get back to you.
See you all tomorrow--remeber to be there on time (3:30) so that we can get started :) LOTS to do before ship date!!!
over and out