2019 Build Season: Week 1

Students discussing hatch prototype.

During the first few days of the build season, the team developed our strategy for the 2019 game challenge, Destination: Deep Space.

Our priorities are to score points by:

  • Placing hatches on the cargo ship and rocket at all heights,
  • Loading cargo into all tiers of the rocket and cargo ship,
  • And climbing to the third tier of the habitat during the end game.

While waiting for the kit of parts to arrive, students began prototyping the drive train, hatch placement system, cargo handler, climber, and the electronics boards.
Our plans for next week are to complete the drive train, design the climbing system, and start working on cargo and hatch manipulators.