Build Update – Day 24

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The main shop task for today was milling out pieces for the drive base. Which means: WE’VE ACTUALLY STARTED BUILDING THE ROBOT! WOOHOO! We couldn’t have done it if not for the dedication of our CAD team, who have been actively putting the final touches onto our design.

Because there’s not much else to report, I should just say that our mentor Andrew (in the picture above) has been a huge help to the CAD team this year. He taught the CAD team to use SolidWorks’s stress analysis engine to test the structural integrity of our designs, as well as cutting designs on the shop’s plasma cutter (for the first time ever!)

The build season is going very well!