Our robotics team has progressed a lot in our final hours. We have finished many attachments such as adding the pneumatics system to our robot so that it is able to move the arm and make it function like it was intended to. We have also fixed minor intrusions in the rules such as the improper perimeter length and the problems with the bumpers . This has made us much more cautious about how we deal with things as important as the rules. Through the time that we have spent building the robot, we have also learned many skills that we did not know before, such as the difference in AWG wires, and its corresponding amps and how to wire objects, such as the motor controllers and the cRIO. We have been able to build our and robot as well as grow as a team.
One week later, major progress to the construction of our robot has been made. The concept version of our intake mechanism has been customized as such to properly fit the ball and thus to further make our robot perform its duties with the utmost efficiency. In addition to that, the bumper coverings have been completed, numbers painted upon and further made accurate through markers. On top of that, our team has successfully manufactured a metal construct with the capabilities of storing the ball safely and with possibility of delivering the ball to other alliance members or even the goal itself. A pneumatic system has been devised for our arm. Parts have been ordered and tailored for our robot we will continue building throughout the next week. We would like to thank the other teams who have allowed us to borrow necessary parts from them. Those parts have been very vital to our progress. Finally, we have noticed that the deadline for building our robot is approaching quickly and to make the deadline, we have to continuously put our utmost effort into it.
Our FIRST Robotics Team 4902 has been progressively working upon improvements on the robot. One of the main items that has been planned out and constructed is the loading mechanism designed to efficiently, quickly and safely transfer the ball as such onto the robot, that the ball would be safely contained within the center of the robot. In addition, refinements to the driving system have been made, as the team recognized inconsistencies with the rotational speeds of the wheels.
Furthermore, bumpers have been furnished which completely encompass the robot's parameter and material has been cut and formed to properly cover them with the appropriate alliance colours, red and blue. For that they have also cut proper stencils with our school's initials and team number which will be used to assist them in accurately printing or painting the letters and numbers upon the bumpers to help the judges to identify the robot easily from all angles. The FIRST Robotics Team of Robert Bateman Highschool is continuously working upon finishing the robot for the competition with the utmost effort and dedication shown through them sacrificing much of their free time and study time in the name of Robotics.