Build Season: Day 28

Today we continued to work on different iterations of collector mechanisms. Our original prototype broke due to a standoff not being put on and we have since made changes to the design. The programming team continued to work on chassis code among others. Fabrication continued to work on milling out parts. The Chairman’s team made significant progress in cutting down our essay to the proper amount of characters. Electronics worked on making a pits checklist and troubleshooting design. Design worked on getting our electronics board ready.

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 27

Today we continued to work on chassis assembly and milling out parts. The design team made more iterations and small changes to our design. One group was working on a collector prototype.

We got some of our gold powder coated parts done. The electronics team (AKA me) worked on improving schematics and checking the electronics setup with one of our mentors, Mr. Lobeck.

Ryleigh Weston

Secretary of Communications/Person That Does Electronics

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 26

Today we worked on making more changes to our design. We continued to work on assembling our chassis as we got enough parts off the mill to get them fully assembled. Electronics and programming worked together to get our motor controllers ID’d. Fabrication continues to mill out parts as the design team finishes the CAD.

Assembly lead Zoey works on chassis gear box

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 25

Today we worked on getting more and more parts milled out for the assembly team to continue working with. The programmers worked on the chassis code. Design continued to make small changes and improvements. The electronics team plans on messing around with sensors and creating a system to rank our batteries as to reduce brown outs and to help us perform at our maximum.

Ryleigh Weston

Secretary of Communications

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 24

We had a drive test to help determine more as to who to put on our drive team. Fabrication and assembly continued as usual. Our Chairman’s team continued to work hard on editing our essay and honor one of our mentors through the Woodie Flowers award. We will continue to work collaboratively to get the robots done and give our programming team as much time possible with the robot.

Ryleigh Weston

Secretary of Communications

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 23

Fabrication continued to mill out parts for the chassis. The assembly team worked on making our bumpers and doing more iterations of our collector mechanism to test out. Design team continued to work on making improvements leading up to another Critical Design Review. We have been getting lots of parts machined, post-processed, and powder coated. This year, we are powder coating both of our robots to make them as identical as possible. Going into this week, we will be doing a lot of assembly and finishing touches to our original design.

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 22

We worked on continuing to mill out parts and was able to get some gear boxes done. Design worked on making more changes to our CAD. Programming wrote more chassis code using the programming robot. Electronics worked on grabbing all of the parts needed for the practice and competition robots. We also started off our drive team selection process with the rules and strategy test. We will later continue the process with an actual drive test to see how well the candidate can perform under pressure and work together. This gave us a great kickoff to the long weekend which should help us get ahead on the robot build.

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 21 (REUPLOAD)

Fabrication continued milling parts for the practice and competition bots to be assembled over the next few days. While electronics finished work on the programming chassis’ pneumatics so that it can shift gears. Many parts were post processed and sorted out to be assembled later. Design continues to work on weight reduction for the entire robot. Programming works to get a working autonomous.

Evan Ottinger

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 20

Today we worked on making changes to our design so that it would be ready for the Critical Design Review at 6PM. The assembly team took apart our old programming chassis. Fabricators worked on doing weight reduction on some of our gears.

A small group of members also broke off to work on business and essay writing.

This coming week is going to be big for fabrication and design as we start to mill out parts for our drive chassis and make fixes to our current design. We plan to have more design reviews on specific mechanisms before we start to mill them out.

The electronics team will be finishing off schematics and working on sensors over the next couple of days as well as giving the design team the information that they need in order to make the electronics board.

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics