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Weekly update for 01/23/21 – 01/29/21

Saturday January 23, 2021

  • PR
      • Finished the Woodie Flowers essay
      • Recorded drive team doing some of the challenges
  • Control systems
      • Worked on the wiring for BabyBot
  • Programming
      • Messed with the autonomous code
  • Drive team
      • Did a bunch of tests and did a lot of testing
      • Big improvements to the robot to make it a lot better

Monday January 25, 2021

  • Mechanical
      • BabyBot became one with the electrical team
      • Team member learned to crimp wires
      • The Rio was also connected with shot blue/black jumper cable
      • Teamed the wrench or correct wrench makes all Converting 10 metric to 7/16 wrench the difference
      • Learned to strip wires and how to read the tool
      • N – Neutral Black wire
      • LA – Red wire goes to A in the jumper wire
      • LB – 1 end of jumper wire
      • Talon had no power
      • Repositioned talon so it is right side up
  • PR
      • Firemom took some pictures

Tuesday January 26, 2021

  • Programming
      • Hoping the robot goes in a straight line
      • Robot is moving around but very fast (A little difficult to stop or slow down)
      • Rearing in a lot of different directions
      • Took some pictures of the testing
      • Some photoshop to organize pictures
      • Comp bot “It moves…Just not necessarily in a straight line”
      • Playing with sensors and trying to work w autonomy
      • 2017 robot(as a model to copy onto to 2021 bot.

Wednesday January 27, 2021

  • Team leads meeting
      • The team leads discussed ideas and plans of action for up and coming meetings

Thursday January 28, 2021

  • Drive team meeting
      • Did a couple of drive team tests
      • We lost a neo motor off of the gear box and fixed it
      • 13  sec on the figure 8 course
      • 17 sec on the barrel race

Friday January 29, 2021

  • Game design team
      • Looked over the game rubric
      • Did not finish with the rules
      • Did a game simulation (Human players preformed action that robots would preform in game)

GAME CLUE 3:

WEEKLY UPDATE FOR 01/16/21 – 1/21/21

Saturday January 16, 2021

  • PR
      • Worked on Woodie Flowers essay
      • Team building exercise
  • Drive Team
      • Took some accuracy shots
      • Repainted dots on carpet
  • Programming
      • Worked on Java code for the robot
  • Game design
      • Finished CADing the field
      • Started writing the rules

Monday January 18, 2021

  • Drive team/Programming
      • Worked on painting dots
      • Doing measurements with lime light

Tuesday January 19, 2021

  • Control systems

      • Beth and Dan (Rivera)  work on shooting the ball at the perfect angle and at the perfect speed at different points: B2, B4, B5, and B8
      • Shooting points/ speed configured in Excel for game field creating a continuous feed for target
      • Autoplay corrected
  • PR

      • Justin worked on tutorials for Lightroom
      • Ms.Segrest to work on internet online pass
      • Program timed out unable to finish tutorial
      • Justin to look @ YouTube videos and able
      • McHaney to help with
      • 5 Photos to sequence and add effects to create short clip

Wednesday January 20, 2021

  • Programming

      • Dan clan is teaching the programming team on how to create a basic drive team program
      • Gonzo observes and giving his input on certain  programming details such as shortcuts that are able to show where lines of code have been used
          • “Find all references” → Shortcut name
      • Dan Dan shows the code that determines the RPM that is able to control the velocity
      • Coded buttons that can decrease and increase RPM
      • GONZO CALLED THE CODE FOR THE DRIVE TEAM “DISGUSTING”
          • So there was inevitably some coding clean up. Now its not an eyesore!
      • Dan Dan showcases how to create a new subsystem in “Drive Team” Java
      • Try to get the example drive team started today
      • Saturday they will set up a base drive team on small robot
  • Team Lead Meeting

      • Each Head gave updates on the state of their subteam

Thursday January 21, 2021

  • Drive/Programming

      • Lime light up is a degree of on robot which affects auto shoot
      • Instead of remounting programming, Fine tuned the variable number
      • Fine tune dot measurements for the bot to rebound align

Friday January 22, 2021

DID NOT MEET

 

GAME CLUE 2:

Kickoff 01/09/2021 – 01/15/2021

Saturday January 9th, 2021

Breakdown of PR team

  • Diego – Editor/Award submitter

      • Will come on Wednesday and Saturday
  • Kassidy – Game design

      • Will come on Friday and Saturday
  • Sree – Programming

      • Will come on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Ash – Game design

      • Will come on Friday, Saturday
  • Ashley – Game design/Drive team

      • Will come on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Justin – Videography/Photography

      • Will come on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday
  • Jake – Artist

      • Will come on Wednesday or Thursday
  • Chandler – Photography

      • Will come on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

Monday January 11th, 2021

SNOW DAY IN EAST TEXAS!

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

  • Wood shop rearranged
  • Carpet gamefield layed out and measured
  • Blue tape marks set @ 2 Ft. 6 Inches
  • Course set up for Barrel race
  • D5, B8, D10 Rivera ——- w/Robertson on auto (Need to tighten turns)
Competition Bot:
  • System cleaned (Blown out)
  • Inspected wiring
  • System/Programming checks
Auto
  • Programming to work code on January 13th
Tele-op
  • More time to increase Accuracy
  • Flashing light = Enabled
  • Solid light = Disabled (Safe to approach)
  • Roller needs more grip to grab balls
  • Introduction of system to new mentor

Wednesday January 13th, 2021

Programming:
  • Programming discussed training
  • Microsoft technology associates: intro to Java
  • OSHA Certification
  • Using Microsoft Teams or Zoom for virtual meetings
  • Discussed language barriers between the team (Members)
  • Modify Lime light code to be able to “Cruise control” into slots and videography to measure how far off target

Thursday January 14th, 2021

Drive team/Mechanical:
  • Worked on three different INFINATE RECHARGE at Home challenges
  • Progress made in transferring and updating code

Friday January 15th, 2021

What could this mean?

By- Diego Barahona

Saturday 2/1/20

These are the events that took place on Saturday 2/1/20:

Programming:

  • Organized the electrical board
  • Ran testing on the lime lights
  • Ran motors for outtake
  • Fixed ultrasonic sensors
  • Started work on the PID loop
  • Testing on shooting design
  • Figured out code to lime light and made it better
  • Calculate how to keep it going to 60 while shooting
  • Now know what number needed to make it work

CAD:

  • Got the shooter side plates
  • Getting the climb plates welded soon
  • Made extra shooter adjusters in a different material just in case other weigh to much.

Mechanical:

  • Got both of the elevators
  • Attaching the side panels
  • Intake finished
  • All mini assembly for the climb
  • Tested the lift design

PR:

  • Chairmans video is finished
  • Waiting to be published

Control Systems:

  • Belly pan onto frame
  • Installing poly carbonate

Along with all of this the blue alliance finally updated the app now you can-

  • Stay up to date with your favorite teams with push notifications for match results with the myTBA notifications feature
  • District ranking search tool
  • A place to find where all the events will be webcasted

Friday 1/31/20

It’s been awhile since I posted on this blog.  I will be updating y’all on what happened in previous meetings. Make sure to tell everyone that the site is now back up and running. If you miss a meeting, just check the record!

Programming:

  • Worked on lime light
  • Programming a infrared sensors.

CAD:

  • Machined out the bearing retainer
  • Machined out the climb hook
  • Machined out talon plate
  • Machined a shooter adjuster
  • Machined out a shooter bracket
  • Climb brace that looks like a street sign
  • Plate thing that looks like tubing

Mechanical:

  • Elevator foot got completed
  • Work on some more elevator stuff
  • Launcher intake prototype
  • Ground pickup intake is 70% complete
  • Belly pan is 50% complete

PR:

  • Finished the video
  • Go through the file and found new pictures
  • Thought of new video ideas
  • VIDEO WILL GO INTO EDITING!
  • ESSAY WILL GO INTO EDITING!

Control Systems:

  • Nothing to report on