1/29/16 – Friday – Tapping Out

First things first, the team assembled around 3:10 to partake in the daily meeting where they’d get their goals and such. Today, the team would stay until 9:00 or later, and all members loved hearing this for it meant more time to work.

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Morning meeting led by Alexander and Mika.

Right off the bat Luke of Web started to work on the Chairman’s Award Video storyboard. He conceptualized and began writing the first draft of the script with help from Maggy – a fellow Clark student who’d later help with the Lincoln Science Fair.

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Maggy and Luke working on the Chairman’s Award Video script.

Business member Andrea continued working on the team’s dog tags. She also spent some time working on the cover of the Alumni Book on Adobe. Nicole spent the day working on the Brand Guide while Arvin and Anna wrote the Woodie Essay.

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Business members working in the Business Room.

Welding member Roupen continued running tests on the prototype shooter and was able to weld a test piece of the robot’s bumper supports.

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Roupen helping Daniel work on the Prototype shooter.

Not liking the results, Roupen looked into a better way to create supports. Other member Eden worked on the Castle and continued practicing to weld.

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Eden helping Programmer Meetkumar construct the Castle Tower.

Jacob of Simulation worked with Dr. Stone in measuring the compression of the ball when in the intake. They then took measurements using weights on the two intake wheels to see how much it compresses at given weights. Jacob can take the data and find out how much force the motors would need to launch the balls with precision and accuracy.

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Jacob and Dr. Stone working on calculations.

Lathe member Lousaper has spent the past days working on the Lathe to finish parting the drive shafts. Now she was helped by Mr. Black to tap the drive axles. During so, they ended up breaking three separate taps. The first was due to operator error, but the next two was due to chip load and the depth of cut. Finally, they settled on a spiral point tap, finding it’s much stronger than a spiral flute tap. With it they were able to produce much better results in the 7075 aluminum axles and re-manufacture two axles after they’re scrapped (due to broken taps).

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Lousaper learning how to operate the HAAS Mini Mill 2.

Mr. Black also installed hooks to hang Band Saw blades from in the Inventory Room, and one hook to hold C-clamps off of in the Drill Press Room.

As this day ran late, members ate marvelous pizza.

Alexander, our extraordinary Vice-President began the design of the actual robot shooting and intake mechanism. He has decided there will be two 775pro motors used in the shooter, one on top and one on bottom, having individual control of each. Each motor has a single stage of belt reduction at a ratio of 12:45, and maximum RPM is just under 5,000 theoretically. Alexander also made sure any parts CAD or CAM makes is made how it was designed, so he makes checks on manufactured parts.

The lab closed really late, or early depending on how you look at it at 2:05 AM. In less than seven hours, the lab will open again.

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