Build Season: Day 34

Today we had a successful day.

Fabrication finished up a few small parts and worked on bumper mounting hardware.

Design continued working on a prototype claw.

Assembly is working on building the gearboxes and robots.

Meanwhile programming is continuing to work on autonomous and Electronics is still waiting on design.

Nicholas Kirschbaum

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 33

Design: Noah was working on fixing the electronics board, while other designers were working on arm prototypes.

Fabrication: They are almost done with all the parts, all that needs to be done is milling a few more parts, a lot of post processing, and powder coating is finishing up the last of the larger parts.

Assembly: Assembly has been very busy because of the rapid amount of parts coming off powder coating and how fast our new powder coating oven is.

Electronics:They recently found out that their lift would hit the electronics board, they have sent the designers to redesign the location of the electronics board.

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Programming: Programming has been working on autonomous and a field  dashboard that shows the position of the robots, oh yea and a dial that goes to 11. “(no idea what that dial is about) (you can delete that if you want editor).” – > it goes to 11 

Kaden Gardner

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 32

Today we have been continuing the same projects. However, today the programmers worked on updating the 2017 code so that our robot is primed and ready for outreach. This Saturday, team members will be waving signs at Four Corners in order to pass a Tahoma School District levy for CTE.

Robot not done.

Ryleigh Weston

Secretary of Communications

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 31

We worked on getting more parts done and organized for our assembly days. Through the next couple of days we will be finishing the assembly of our robot. The prototyping team continued to make iterations of our collector prototype.

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

Build Season: Day 29

The day started off slow with much of our team being out with the flu this week. However, we made significant progress with our uprights and a big chunk our of lifting mechanism being powder coated and assembled onto both robots. We will continue to work hard over the next week to get the rest of our robots completely assembled and wired. After that, it will be off to the programmers to get our autonomous and tele-op code finished.

Ryleigh Weston

Bear Metal Robotics

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