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Pit Map

This is a map of our pit at the Tech Valley Regional. 2014_NY_TechValleyRegional_PIT_MAP

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Robot in a Nutshell

This is the presentation that was given on Thursday, March 6’s meeting. All members going to a competition should study the slides below.

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Weekend After Stop Build

Build season may be over, but we still have a practice robot to finish. Here’s what got finished: MiniCIM shafts were drilled and tapped for a bolt and washer to retain a pinion gear (Reason: the winch started stalling late on

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Day 48: Recap

As the first full team meeting after Bag Day, today’s meeting was spent mostly on updates of what exactly we put in the bag: We also went over what it means now that we’re in competition season. Additionally, we recorded some

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Day 46: Bag and Tag

All work was done at the practice field. The programmers were the first ones in today, arriving around 6:00 am and writing a handful of one-ball autonomous modes before the others arrived around 8:00. They also got a two ball

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Day 45: More Testing

Incomplete post The competition robot was at the practice field again today. While testing, the attachment point of the strap to the drum on the launcher was destroyed. We believe this occured because there really is no hard stop, the

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Day 44: Robot Named and Tested

The list of potential robot names was closed this morning, and the ten down selected names were voted on shortly after lunch. It came down to “Eclipse” and “Launchpad” in the third and final round of voting, and Eclipse won

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Day 43: Finishing Touches

Today was mostly spent adding the last few systems to the competition robot. However, Suffield Shakedown was streaming on the projector, and people got distracted: Why_the_robot_isn’t_done. The camera and bumper brackets have been machined, and a mount for the signal light

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Day 42: All Main Systems On

Yesterday’s meeting got snowed out, so today’s meeting started at 6:00. The robot is almost entirely functional at this point; the catcher panels were finished and added to the competition robot.   This allowed us to test shots with and

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Day 40: Chairman’s Submitted

Super Incomplete Post Assembly The bumpers and battery box both received incremental work today. The main breaker was added to the practice robot, and so were the pneumatics. The competition robot’s collector arms also underwent more lightening, and opportunities for

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