January 23rd – Gearboxes and Micro Switches

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January 23rd – Gearboxes and Micro Switches

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Monday night meetings are always slow, but tonight’s was one for accomplishing the small things. Our engineering team is building everything from cardboard boxes (made out of other cardboard boxes) to a full prototype for the low boiler score zone. They’ve also managed to construct the gearboxes for the main motor, work on the geometrics of the conveyor belt they plan on using to transport balls, and draw out the layouts for the robot electronics, sweeper, gear slot, and bucket.
As for the programming and marketing teams, all we’ve been left to do is update our website (check!) and figure out the drive table and microswitches. Programming has been working out some of the general coding for the robot, as well as learning how to build and operate the microswitches. Marketing discovered Proto has a house camera, so we’ve been taking pictures non-stop! We also have the main structure of our drive table set up, and hope to purchase a new console to drive the robot with (as our old one is extremely over-sensitive.)