1/5/11

Meeting Date: 
Wed, 01/05/2011
Start and End Time: 
8:30 am - 11 am
Personnel Present: 
Alan
Personnel Present: 
Gavin
Personnel Present: 
Heidi
Personnel Present: 
Karl
Tasks This Meeting: 

- Work on 'push over the mountain' autonomous program

- Finish upper plastic armor

Reflections For This Meeting: 

Coming down to the homestretch

Today Gavin came over early to work more on finishing some of the autonomous programs. Primarily, to work on the 'get over the mountain' program that will allow us to score and then push the rolling goal over the mountain to the other side. I worked on finishing some of the plastic armor - upper pieces - that I had already designed in CAD and had printed out. 


This is top right panel cover - laid out on black ABS.


Cutting it out using the bandsaw.

Both pieces cut out: the top right and top let covers.

Using the deburring tool - one of our team's favorite tools - that does a nice job smoothing out the plastic edges.

Using the small hand torch and some wood pieces to bend the covers into the correct shapes.

Gavin working on programming the autonomous programs.

Testing out the 'get over the mountain' program - and tweaking the distances.
 
Putting on the last pieces of plastic - she is almost ready for competition now.