Hey Code Red,
For the past week the different design teams have been working on designing their systems and building prototypes. Yesterday there was a general design meeting where we went over what each design team had learned and then as a team fit the different systems together to get a general idea of where each system will fit.
Today the shooter and indexer prototypes were mounted together and tested and we were able to shoot balls reliably into the high goal from like 6 ft away and we got one ball into the inner goal from the edge of the triangle. There was also a lot of testing done with the ball acquisition and they are currently waiting for 3D printed wheels in order to have a more realistic test.
Also the climbing team had a great discussion about what type of climber they will be going for. Over the next week they will be figuring out the specifics of their system and building a prototype.
The frame was also finalized today and the drawings to start manufacturing have been started so on Monday or Tuesday machine team can start making frame.
The control systems team has been able to accurately map our distance and angle to the goal. Also they have gotten the color sensor for the control panel to work.
On Monday we will be having a quick team meeting to just recap what is going on with each subteam and system, then will be breaking up into different teams and continuing the good work that has been happening.
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, BorgWarner Morse TEC, BAE Systems, Cornell Institute for Computational Sustainability, Cornell Bowers College of Computing & Information Science, Cornell College of Engineering, Datapoint Labs, Duthie Orthodontics, Elwyn & Palmer Consulting Engineers, Finger Lakes Consulting, PLLC, Incodema, The IHS Class of 1951, Tompkins Trust Company, Vector Magnetics, ShipIndex.org, M&T Bank, ICSD, ICSD Board of Education, Ithaca High School, IPEI, and Ithaca Stem 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