At the Championships in St Louis, several new fields have been added to cope with the many additional teams competing as FIRST expands across the globe. This year, Team236 are competing on one of the new fields, CARSON and we have an interesting connection with RACHEL CARSON. Here’s one of the posters that we will be including in our pit.
The Elevator Team – Justin and Liam worked on putting the mounting holes into the aluminium arms before they are attached to the uprights
The Fork Team – David & Cole worked on making spring bushings and cutting steel hinges. Sam & Ethan worked on CAD to determine lightening holes.
The Chassis Team – Hunter milled the ends of the cross pieces to an exact 8″ to ensure that they accurately guide the omni wheel.
The Ingester Group – Hayden, Anna, Sam, John & Morgan, tested the intake mechanism, adjusting the angle and checking the inflation of the wheels.
Chassis Drive – Justin & Liam worked on the CNC machine until it went …. oooops!
The Wiring Group continued with their recycling efforts and at the time of writing their PWM Cable stash had saved the team $180 not including shipping, maintenance on the trucks … landfill … (we think you are pushing it Gabrielle)
The Programming Group – Jared ran a lesson for Avery, Alexis, Sophie, Shanon (and Mrs DiCarlo) in writing code for the PID Elevator Controls
The CAD team – were working on transferring their work into drawings for fabrication. Laura-Lee working on drawing the encoder brackets.
David and the Fork team (Sam, Ethan & Cole) work on making spring bushings and cutting steel hinges for the Forks. They are also working on CAD work to determine where the lightening holes should go.
CAD Laura Lee measures the encoder bracket
Look who dropped in as guest photographer tonight #briancorrigan #doIlookcoolintheseglasses
The CAD jockeys
Jared gives the programming group a lesson – Sophie, Avery, Shanon, Alexis as they start to write the code for the PID Elevator Control
PR – Nick works on our super-secret giveaways
Look at our lovely elevator arms
ooops … that was not supposed to happen!
Matt, Heather & Gabrielle work on more PWM cables. So far their recycling efforts have saved the team $168!