All posts by JaNyla Wilkerson

COMPETITION UPDATES: DRIPPING SPRINGS

UPDATE 3-4-22:

After arriving to Dripping Springs High School, the Pantherbots have finished their first practice match. To watch our first first official match click the Twitch Link: https://www.twitch.tv/firstintexasevents.

UPDATE 3-4-22:

We have arrived at Dripping Springs!!! The Pantherbots have checked the robot in, passing inspection.¬† The team gets ready for a long, eventful, exciting two day competition. Don’t forget to tune in on Twitch this weekend to support the team!

UPDATE:

This weekend we are traveling to Dripping Springs High School to compete in our first FRC FIRST Robotics competition of the season!!!! Click the link to watch us go head-to-head on the gamefield:  https:// www.twitch.tv/firstintexasevents.

Weekly Update 2/7/22-2/12/2

Saturday February 12, 2022

Programming

  • Tested some code for the robot, looked at Chad’s team scouting website, looked into color sensor, and made ID controller launcher

Control Systems

  • Replaced wood side panels with polycarbonate panels

CAD

  • Cut out polycarbonate for the sides of the robot, made a belt guard, and animated a CAD model

Friday February  11, 2022

Programming

  • Aided in testing the intake and tested color sensors.

Electrical

  • working on robot batteries.

Mechanical

  • found air compressor leak, adjusted the launching mechanism, and replaced release valves.

Thursday February 10, 2022

Programming

  • Addressed programming errors

Electrical

  • Trial and error testing

Game Field

  • Moved hanging bars to appropriate place

Wednesday February 9, 2022

Programming

  • Made intake adjustments

Electrical

  • Repairing tubing and nomadic chain

Game Field

  • Taking and finishing OSHA course

CAD

  • Refreshing skills on CAD software

Tuesday February 8, 2022

Intake

  • Repaired air take tank tubing

Programming

  • Adjusted intake, and addressed issues with robot’s programming

CAD

  • Added rims to retainers

Game Field

  • Members worked on taking OSHA course

Monday February 7, 2022

Programming

  • Updated radio and firmware for Pigeon and Talon software and adjusted the speed of it.

Game Field

  • Made a cart to push camera workers as they record.

CAD

  • Cut retainers to hold bearings and designed a “Lip” for the retainers.

Control Systems

  • Measured chassis components and added screws.

Weekly Update 01/24/22- 01/29/22

Saturday January 29, 2022

Programming

  • Tested auto controls and started looking ta the problems with the side- to-side autonomous Serpentine code ( was rotating in a 360 degree motion).

CAD

  • Attempted to make 90 degree, made game pieces for the 3D printed game filed, made baby robots, and broke the CNC bit and collar.

Game field

  • Finished the lower and upper discharge, and finished “anti-Beth” crash ramp.

Control Systems

  • Checked climbing capabilities and mounted the air compressor, pneumatics hub, the PDH, PH, and RPM.

Strategy

  • Looked at old game field footage and reviewed other team strategy.

Bumpers

  • Created the frame and cut them and adjusted them to legality.

Friday January 28, 2022

Programming

  • Created LED and LimeLight sub sytstem and learning how they work, and PIT tuning for path following progress.

CAD

  • Cut out same parts of intake and designing some gassets.

Game field

  • Move wood from woodshop to our shop

Mechanical

  • Putting into the structural form of the robot, fixing the shooter prototype so it can fit (adjusting holy sizes), and putting motor on intake prototype.

Thursday January 27, 2022

Programming

  • Showed new member new information on coding.

CAD

  • Cut out parts with the CNC machine and worked on CAD skills.

Game field

  • Finished putting special reflective tape on the hub to help paint. Measured wood pieces to add to the hub.

Control Systems

  • Attached prototype intake to chassis. Put back wheels on.

Wednesday January 26, 2022

Programming

  • Updating the firmware and id number for the sparkmax.

Game field

  • Added upright support to increase structural integrity against robot impact. Outlined where the terminals got to scale as well as the balls once set out to practice.

Control Systems

  • Crimped Andersons on Sparkmax and installed belts.

Tuesday January 25, 2022

Programming

  • Improved sub-system ball injector

CAD

  • CNC

Game Field

  • Reinforce the hub

Chassis

  • Tightened the screws on the belly pan and crossmembers plus riveting

Monday January 24, 2022

Programming

  • Modified the basic sub system and had Cody to check to see if it met standards

CAD

  • Drew some stuff up for the robot cut out something on the CNC machine

Gear Box

  • Inventoried the box and building system that will help the gearbox.

Game Field

  • Separated into two groups.
    • Group 1: Made an extra support feet for the top hub
    • Group 2: Made supports on the bottom hub

Chassis

  • Rearranged the motor 180 Degrees making the holes bigger as well