After Saturday’s match we will possibly try a different configuration to include four motors, but for now this will get our robot moving. Today was a good day for me personally. I got to work in the metal shop and construct the cross beams of the chassis. I learned how to use a hack saw and a drill press. This week we divided up the work well, and I feel that no one was just sitting around waiting for something to do. The flag turner is mostly complete and was tested. The motor was ran and we could see how the whole mechanism will spin. The only thing left to do is to extend the pegs that will “grip” the flag handle.
Scouting planning was also started this week. Basic sheets were drafted and ideas were drawn out on the whiteboard.
We have recruited some new people this year, so today was mostly designated to explaining the process and showing last years sheets.