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Week 4 Update - Build Season 2017

posted 16 Feb 2017, 23:45 by ellie@thedropbears.org.au   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 23:46 ]
Week 4 of build season was one of our busiest yet, however our designs were coming together and our robot was starting to form.
Mechanical was under the pump this week to finish a long to-do list. The climbing group had completed their CAD to an impeccable standard, and drawings had been made and approved. They then moved on into the fabrication phase to get their game piece completed and on the robot. 
The gears group was working on the very challenging design for our active mechanism. It was a tedious process, but one of the most complex mechanisms we have ever designed, so we needed to do it properly! Hence, the week was spent doing CAD, design meetings, problem solving, and more CAD. 
The drive base group had finished the assembly so it was time to wire everything up and work on our cable management skills!

In software, we worked on code for our seperate game pieces, as well as working on and refining our vision code to make everything go together seamlessly. It was a tough job, but at the end of the week we were proud of their efforts. 

Overall, this was another productive week for the Drop Bears and we are all excited to be seeing the robot come together.