2010 Build Season Update: Week 4 Activities

Robotics sub-team members continued to work on their respective projects.

The Drive Train Team has finished the frame. They are now mounting brackets for the air compressor, battery and accumulator tanks. The robot uses compressed air as energy. It is stored in the accumulator tanks. When we release the stored energy, it moves a piston that releases a winch which allows the kicker to swing.

The Electronics Team is programming the “photo eye” so that we can aim the robot towards the targeted goals. They are also are rewiring electronics board, i.e., the robot’s brain, to meet FIRST standards.

Our Spirit Team is designing trading cards. Teams use trading cards during competition to inform potential alliance members of their robot capabilities. The Spirit Team also completed a logo which will be printed on stickers and buttons.