FTC Team Arrowhead – Build Blog Week Three

Oct 8

Team Discussion

Team Arrowhead recounted their progress and decided to not meet up next Tuesday due to a four-day weekend where the majority of the team would not be available.

Engineers

Engineers worked in the Maker Space and completed the outline for the chassis while getting used to the different parts provided by the new kit.

Programmers

Programmers went into Mr.Wilmot’s class to develop and gain more experience using GitHub as well as getting comfortable utilizing it. 

The Programmer’s Board

Maker Space left at 6:00 PM

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Oct 10

Team Discussion

Team Arrowhead changed the way they wanted to encounter taking attendance by now having one of our Mentors oversee the members’s presence. They also oversaw their progress and decided that the Engineers of the team needed to split up and work on different aspects of the robot.

T-Shirts

The design lead opened up the opportunity for the members of Team Arrowhead to help in designing the annual team shirt. The lead proceeded to talk to the members who were interested and provided them with the constraints.

Engineers

Problems and a Solution

Engineer added the parts that held the motor in place. However, their progress was slowed down as they could not find the missing parts of the kit. They were able to solve this problem by using zip ties instead of the secondary screws. The zip ties served their purpose and were able to support the motor’s weight.

Wheels

Additionally, the Engineers contemplated on what type of wheels to use for the ‘suction’ esque of the design. They ended up agreeing on using compliant wheels (AKA squishy wheels).

Compliant Wheels as an Example (were cut)

Programmers

The programming leads thought the programmers how to create an Arrowhead branch in regards to GitHub in continuation of developing their skills as well as getting comfortable to the entire setup of GitHub.

Maker Space left at 6:00 PM

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