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Week 2 Update - Build Season 2017

posted 27 Jan 2017, 00:01 by ellie@thedropbears.org.au   [ updated 27 Jan 2017, 00:26 ]
Welcome to week two of build season 2017! It was a very week busy as usual. As we moved into the prototyping phase, groups set out to make and modify the designs from week 1. The climbing group was off to a great start, they were able to produce their design and have a fully working prototype. At the end of the week the robot was able to climb at 100% accuracy. 

The drive base team has fully assembled the drive base and a temporary electronics board has been placed on to practice driving the robot. The drive base chassis has been fully CADed as well as bumpers and electronics. 

Driver training has been going well with our drive team candidates taking part in various drills to determine our final team for the competitions. Everyone has been having fun driving the robot and practicing training.

The gear section has continued to work on various prototypes to figure out the best way to fit the requirements and catch and deploy gears. With some bumps along the way, they are on the way to finalising their design. 

Software has continued to work on the vision code and creating the dashboard for the driver station.

Overall, we are excited to finish our detailed design in week 3!