Follow-up

CDR might be over for this year, but that isn't going to slow Storm down. Even after presenting at Lockheed Martin, the team continues to push forward in preparation for our first competition at Hatboro-Horsham! Mechanical has already gone to work on assembling the chassis and our main end effector, the Beaver Tail. After taking a look back at 2012's game, Rebound Rumble, the team decided to model this year's end effector after another team's previous robot. Electrical and software is now testin...
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The CDR Experience

"This is my rookie year on STORM and CDR is something ambiguous to me. I've worked on it a little bit, but I didn't really see the significance in the power point. Why do we need to put all this info on display? Can it help us in the future? These were my initial thoughts until each department began to make more developments and the pieces of the puzzles came together. CDR was our blueprint of our design process and the name of Critical Design Review started to make more sense. All of this docum...
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Our Midseason Milestone, CDR

CDR is usually the first event of the season that the team has been highly anticipating and we all look forward to attending this year. Mechanical is currently using one of the newest tools in our arsenal, the CNC, or computer numerical control machine, to make the parts necessary for our robot. The prototypes and the main chassis have all been rendered on CAD so now they are looking forward to developing a functioning robot after this Saturday. Electrical has helped software tinker with the Pro...
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Week 3: Crunching Down

The snow storm that hit the East Coast over the weekend cost the team roughly ten hours of work. As we try to make up for lost time and endure the obstacles the season has in store for us, one of our beloved mentors, Mr. Scanlon, reminded us that "when the going gets tough, the tough get going." In spite of the weather getting rough around the edges, the team will persevere and will stop at nothing to achieve a spot at the Worlds competition. Mechanical is working on completing the wheels for th...
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