The season finally started! We had a great kickoff on the 7th! And we're off to such a great start!! The team decided on a strategy and brainstormed designs. We've split up into our sub-teams to start working.
We also received a sponsorship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Chicago Chapter! Here are the specific updates for each sub-team:
Our programming sub-team split up into separate groups and each group is working on a separate file in the code for our robot and later on, they´ll put together the code and have everything working.
Quote for Programming:
¨I don´t get paid enough for this, I would like to ask for a 10% raise¨ - Chloe
Our CAD subteam is already designing our robot, they've split it up into tasks with their own mechanisms and movements. They´re still in the development stage and movements are still being decided.
Quote from CAD:
We´re working on the gearboxes on the chassis. Half the group is working on practice gearboxes so programming can work with them while the other half is creating the final competition ones.
¨This is cool¨
Our mechanical sub-team has already built a prototype of a claw. Currently, they´re working on getting everyone caught up with the plan we discussed during the kickoff. They´re also focusing on designing a failsafe in case the claw doesn´t work.
“Our sub-team co-captain is rad¨
Our management sub-team has been hard at work writing emails, updating the site, and making this very blog. We’ve already gotten multiple sponsors and uploaded social media posts on our various social media platforms (follow us :) ).
“We manage things”
The team at kickoff
Our sub-teams hard at work (the picture is specifically electrical)
Receiving a sponsorship from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Chicago Chapter