The finished parts are finally starting to pile up, and we’re hoping to start assembling a drive train later this week! As the last few blog posts have said, we’ve fallen into a bit of a routine at the shop. The big projects are milling, lathing, CADing, and programming. We’ve had the opportunity to train lots of our new students on all of these aspects, working both on parts for the real robot as well as side projects.
One such project our rookie students have been working on is fixing up last year’s robot, Atlas. The talons were switched to victors, and there was other minor work done to get Atlas ready to hopefully be used for more future demonstrations.
The CAD team has been printing final drawings for the elements of the final robot. With new parts hopefully arriving tomorrow we should have a very busy and exciting weekend filled with assembling parts for what will hopefully become our practice robot.
Come in and see all of this excitement in person at our open house this Friday and Saturday!