Build Log 2013


Week 1

Week 2

  • Day 10-1/14 - CAD monday - time to CAD like there is no tomorrow
  • Day 11-1/15 - Disco Ray - we added bumper mounts to the drivetrain, started on final electronics
  • Day 12-1/16 - Field Buildup - erected the goals, feeder slots and pieces
  • Day 13-1/17 - VEXpro Kit - we started looking at building the Kit VEXpro for a prototype
  • Day 14-1/18 - Packing and VEX - worked on getting Laser Dragon ready for Maker Faire
  • Day 15-1/19 - Maker Faire - demoed Laser Dragon and VEX with Spectrum
  • Day 16-1/20 - 3D Printing - we printed fisbee finger

Week 3

Week 4

  • Day 24 -1/28 - Shooter Tests - we recieved assembled our V1 shooter and did distance tests
  • Day 25 -1/29 - Paper Tracing - made a few lexan adapters using 1:1 sketches from CAD
  • Day 26 -1/30 - Insert 3D Part Here - got 3D parts made to mount our versaboxes for collection
  • Day 27 -1/31 - Double drivetrain - we are working on the 2nd drivetrain and painting
  • Day 28 -2/1 - Move to Rice - we are moving the team to Ryon Lab till end of season !
  • Day 29 -2/2 - Big Saturday - we made progress putting together a shooter and hopper on robot
  • Day 30 -2/3 - Superbowl Sunday - everyone took a day off to catch up on homework

Week 5

  • Day 31 -2/4 - Full Robot Tests - we are running through feeder, shooter, driving
  • Day 32 -2/5 - Getting Comfortable - the new robot is shooting well on the goal
  • Day 33 -2/6 - Work on Collector - collector design is changing rapidly
  • Day 34 -2/7 - PVC Pyramid - spent a few hours getting a pyramid for shooting tests
  • Day 35 -2/8 - Paint Drys - we painted everything to get ready for 2nd robot buildup
  • Day 36 -2/9 - 2nd Robot comes Alive - the force of blue is strong with this one
  • Day 37 -2/10 - Sunday Off - no meeting, but lots of CAD prep work for 3D printing / laser cutting

Week 6