Today consisted of two things, design and prototyping. We are in the process of finalizing our chassis design and gearboxes as well as looking into possible arms and collectors.
As for our prototyping, we are looking into methods of grabbing and aligning the totes as quick as possible for the stacking process.
We are also constructing the game pieces such as the middle bar, and the scoring zones in order to ensure that we can replicate our practicing at competition.
Meanwhile, our ace design team has been hard at work making sure the chassis will move and the grabber will grab. A few parts are in the process of being finalized and will be sent off to the fabricators as soon as possible. This year we are Flow Waterjet has offered to cut all of our custom plate parts out, so this will help to speed up the fabrication process greatly.
-Tayloe B (Fabrication Lead)