Hey Code Red,
For the past couple of days the team has been making a lot of progress on coming up with designs for the different subsystems.
The ball handling team is in charge of making a mechanism to acquire, store and shoot the power cells. This team split the group into three groups each designing a different aspect. Each part has a general design and it is getting ready to start prototyping today.
The climbing team is in charge of building a system to climb at the end of the game. They have brainstormed different hook ideas and have started prototyping them and are going to be working on brainstorming ideas for the system to reach the bar today.
The spinner team is in charge of turning the control panel which is the colored wheel that needs to be turned a certain number or times and to a certain color. They have already made a beginning prototype for one design but are planning on prototyping other designs at build today.
The field elements should be finished by the end of build today.
None of what we do would be possible without generous support from sponsors. Code Red Robotics thanks the following businesses and organizations for their continued support: Rheonix, BAE Systems, BorgWarner Morse TEC, Cayuga Family Medicine, Cognitive TPG, Cornell University Center for Computational Sustainability, Cornell University Computing & Information Science, Cornell University College of Engineering, Datapoint Labs, Duthie Orthodontics, Standard PC, CS Automation, Elwyn & Palmer Consulting Engineers, Tompkins Trust Company, Vector Magnetics, Incodema, Ithaca City School District, ICSD Board of Education, Ithaca High School, IPEI and IthacaSTEM Advocates. FIRST Code Red Robotics, an IHS student organization, is an associate member of Ithaca STEM Advocates, an affiliate of IPEI. IPEI is a not-for-profit organization that believes the education of every ICSD student is enhanced through community connections and support facilitated by IPEI for students and teachers through engagement, collaboration, gifts, and grants. More information about Ithaca STEM Advocates and IPEI can be found at www.ithacastem.org and www.ipei.org