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Day 46: Stop Build Day

Both robots were driving at the field for stop build day this year, below are a couple of CAD screenshots and the youtube reveal video. The group was able to work together with a few other local teams at the

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Day 45: Happy Presidents Day

Two bots running today. 11pm check-in has minor tweeks being performed on the collector for the competition robot. Untested subsystems on the competition robot include: climber, driving with shifting, collecting with consistency, and high-goal shooting with consistency. Failure modes for

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Day 44: Sunday, continued assembly and startup

Today the practice robot is continuing startup procedures and troubleshooting. Pneumatics are holding pressure, teleop code is being modified as the subsystems are being tested, bump switch needs to be connected, sidepannels need to be finished, and the robot needs

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Day 43: Saturday, Practice Robot Almost Complete

Assembly is working on both robots now. Practice robot got sensors and Raspberry Pi and cameras today, flywheel installed, bumper mounts, sidepanels modified to include a lexan support to assure that it stays within the volume when loaded. Practice robot

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Day 42: Friday. Robot Almost Complete.

The schedule planned to have the competition robot complete today so assembly has a full complement of students and mentors working on both the competition robot and the practice robot. Since winter break began at about 3pm today, it seems

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Day 41: Full team meeting, assembly, VEX, etc

Full team meeting started with announcements about: the VEX teams organizing their trip to the NY State Championships this weekend, the deadline for optional apparel orders is today so collection and documentation is during the meeting, the fundraiser chicken and

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Day 40: wiring, auto, mechanism assembly, bumpers, side panels

Wednesday before bag and tag, much to be done on the robot and much to be done to prepare for our final full team meeting before bag and tag.   Last night the collector was tested in both directions: for

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Day 39: Tuesday programming, assembly

The programmers worked in the classroom field again.  Robot runs 3rd gear auto well at low speed, but tuning is needed to end at a consistent point using different speeds there are competing theories as to why.  Assembly continues to

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Day 38: Monday, short build night: field, auto, assembly

Field build team worked on repairing the hopper actuator that we broke by driving into it, building the center hexagon for the airship, and cutting parts for the bumpers. Programmers worked on the schoolroom field to test auto modes: drive

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Day 37: Another snowy day, significant progress

We had another 12-18″ of snow today, but decided that it would be a good day to drive 20miles to the field to install an airship and shore up the field walls with 2x4s and 2x6s. Also, the robot had

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