Author: Jenna Mcleese
On Tuesday, February 13th, Jenna, Lily, Trevor, Zach, and Nick went to the elective fair to represent the Corsairs Robotics Team. At the fair, eighth graders from Pierce and Mason middle schools came to Mott and looked at all of the stuff that they could do when coming in for their first year of high school. We ran our robot from two years ago to attract people's attention. We shot the balls and drove around the Performing Arts Center. We handed out flyers to people who were interested, and we had people signing up online to get more information about our team.
The end result was we had 18 eighth graders sign up and many, many people take our flyers home. During the elective fair, we recruited our new member, Ryan. He was intrigued by the bot and stuck around most of the day to watch us drive it around. The elective fair was a good experience and we gained a new member this year while gaining members for the upcoming years.
Author: Jenna Mcleese
It is now week five of our build season and we are working all seven days of the week to complete our practice robot before bag and tag day (Tuesday, February 22nd). Our team has gained another pair of hard working hands. Our new member, Ryan Mctamney (Junior at Mott High school), has decided to join the build team.
The team is making changes to the way we pick up cubes, how high the cubes are being lifted, and some needed support being added to the bot. The electrical team has finished wiring the practice bot and has now moved onto spacing and placing the needed electrical necessities on the competition robot. The programming team is working on the autonomous and teleoperated programs so we can practice driving the robot. Next week, we are going to be picking our drive team and pit crew for competitions.
Author: Lucy Nguyen
It’s the third week of building and the team had been progressing steadily.
Though it was a very hard and long week since the school is having midterms, our build team still managed to make headway: Not only did they finished making the game pieces for testing, they have also finished collecting the parts for the new robot. Our new robot requires a lot of new parts, which required to be ordered and delivered, but a large percentages of parts come from our old robots. These previous robots we built, if they are not to be used for demonstration, will be tear down and savaged. This process cut down a lot of our fees and thus, our hard-earned sponsorship could be redirected towards other areas.
With the game pieces completed, the field is set to be assembled immediately upon the completion of our prototype.
Our electrical team has started on their electrical box after a week of careful planning. They have finished setting up all the basic and necessary electrical components and wiring.
The programing team are done with the codes for the first portion of the competition, the Automated. It was a complicated task in that the robot was required to move without a driver. We had to calculate the shortest paths possible for our robot to reach the scale as well as our course of action. We also have to account for our alliances, in case a team had a preference for a specific location. The next course to tackle would be the codes for the Teleoperated portion of the competition as well as making various refinements.
Author: Lucy Nguyen
After a week of analyzing the game, the stage layout and the robot’s restrictions, our team had complete the rough design of our robot including its dimension, mechanism and drive system. Currently, our build team is hashing out the additional details about the robot. We are also starting on building our prototype. Team 2612 Corsair Robotics plan on having our robot able to hang as well as transport the cube up to at least 6 feet on the scale, which is the maximum height it could reach.
Our build team is now hashing out all the other details concerning the robot as well as starting on our prototype. The build team is hard at work to find out all the minor statistic as well as working on building the game pieces for testing purposes.
After a week of analyzing the starter kit we were given as well as the game manual, our electrical team is currently mapping out all the necessary electrical component as well as their placement and wiring so they can get started on the electrical box.
The programming team has finished updating both of our working laptop and is now working on several possible solutions for the Automated period during the game, as well as how to tackle the codes for the new robot
The Media Team had been updating all of the websites and blogs, and will soon now start updating everyone on our team progress from various social media outlets!
Let's go, Corsair!
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Jenna McCleese, Freshman