CWU Competition

This last weekend, Bear Metal participated in the CWU District Event. We placed rank #3 at the end of qualification matches, with a 10-2-0 record. During alliance selection we were selected by FRC team 1595 The Dragons, and went on to choose FRC team 3219 Tread as our second pick. Our team continued on through finals to win the event, along with this we also won Judges Award at the event. We spent countless hours between our first and second competition perfecting our robot, and it paid off in the end.

Congratulations to teams 3219 and 1595 for the win, and we hope to see you at District Championships.

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Our next event will be week 5 at Auburn, WA and we hope to continue and improve our robot until then.

Avery Weston

Secretary of Communications

Day 38

Today we continued to work on assembling our competition robot and fabricating pieces for it that need to be powder coated. Electronics team has been working hard to get all the electronics on the robot and we are starting to get back on track with building our robot.

 

Avery Weston

Secretary of Communications

Day 36

Manufacturing of our pieces has almost been completed for both the practice and competition robots. We are going to see more assembly taking place in the next couple days and the electronics team will be hard and work till the end of the build season. We also have the programming team working hard to fine tune all the programs they have made, and this isn’t hard because of the especially large programming team this year. The large CNC mill that we normally use is currently out of commission but should be up and running within the next couple of days thanks to one of our mentors dedicating his time to fixing it.

Avery Weston

Secretary of  Communications

Day 29

Today we worked on getting the Chassis of both our practice and competition robot completed. We have made a lot of advancements in the past week of fabrication and assembly and hope to continue to be productive. We have been powder coating all our pieces for the competition robot using our makeshift oven and hopefully we can complete all our pieces in it.

 

Avery Weston

Day 25

Today, we continued to mill out parts. We also continued to work on the practice robot by finishing the chassis and putting a temporary electronics board on the robot to drive. We also started to powder coat our competition robot parts.

~Ryleigh Weston

Day 24

Today we continued to machine pieces of our robot for both our practice and competition robot. Manufacturing is going well and we have people working all the time to get the pieces done. This Friday we will be going to Flow to get a tour of their facility and will be having them water cut a few of our plate pieces out. We have also released the form to suggest names for our practice and competition robot and they have been… interesting at the least.

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Avery Weston,

Secretary of Communications

Day 21

Today we had our critical design review, which is a more in depth review of our robot and its mechanisms so that we are able to start assembling it. During the review our lead designer went over every detail of the robot so that both assembly and pit crew could have a general understanding of the robot. Manufacturing started and will continue on for the next few weeks until the robot is able to be assembled.

 

Avery Weston,

Secretary of Communications

Day 19

Today we had our preliminary design review of our robot. Our design lead led the team through all the designs on the robot and how they would work. We do this so the team members and mentors can ask questions and give the design team things to improve on before the critical design review next weekend. We had many flaws brought up by the team and the design team will be editing them and improving the overall quality of the robot so that we can start fabrication next week.

Day 18

Today we worked on inputting the designs into inventor and also finalizing and tweaking the prototypes. Tomorrow we will be having our first design review where we go over the design of our robot with the team and people who may want to work on pit crew. Prototyping is going well, but there is lots to think about while making them since this is such a complicated game. Programming is also going well as we have a large programming team this year.

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Avery Weston,

Secretary of Communications