10/23/15 – Friday – Do or Doughnut, There Is No Try

The air vibrated with excitement when it was announced that 696 had gotten into the Ventura competition thanks to Mr. Black. We’ll be heading over during the spring break, which is my kind of idea of a proper vacation.

Business team expressing their delight when learning that the team got into the Ventura competition.
Business team expressing their delight when learning that the team got into the Ventura competition.

In other news, the light-bulb business has recommenced. For those wondering, selling power-efficient light-bulbs to raise money to go on trips, such as the Ventura one, is the main source of donation towards Robotics club. We’re all determined to sell as many as we can to help out our team.

Also, Samuel, of the Blogging (and Photography) team was given the Golden Wrench Award. Blushing a deep crimson, Samuel gracefully accepted the award from Mika.

Samuel looking quite dapper.
Samuel looking quite dapper.

Over in Business, Anna continued creating and writing the applications for both the Woodie Flowers Award and the Entrepreneurship Award. Meanwhile, Arvin outlined the future business plan and worked on his presentation.

Arvin and Anna looking over the FRC site.
Arvin and Anna looking over the FRC site.

Andrea was maintaining an excel spreadsheet for the light-bulb sales after she passed out the said light-bulbs.

Andrea working on the spreadsheets.
Andrea working on the spreadsheets.

And the hardworking Nicole finished up the brochure.

Nicole adding finishing touches to the brochure.
Nicole adding finishing touches to the brochure.

Jonna and James of CAM fixed many plates (not the kind you eat on). They also worked on their presentation.

James asking for help from Alexander.
James asking for help from Alexander.

Chris R. and Anthony C. of Animation both continued their tutorials of modelling using 3DS Max software.

Anthony C. and Chris R. modelling.
Anthony C. and Chris R. modelling.

CAD team had a very busy day. Claire and Anthony K. created intake plates, and Anthony K. continued work on his gearbox.

Anthony K. and Claire working on Autodesk.
Anthony K. and Claire working on Autodesk.

Mikia was learning how to work with autodesk and he started his own plate design. And Sipan, the leader of this group, worked on the drivetrain’s gearbox. He also kept updating the assembly for the Fall-robot.

Sipan hard at work.
Sipan concentrating hard on his work.

Dustin and Nanor, from CNC Mill, worked under Mr. Widholm to learn how to operate the Mill. Besides some confusion, the two learned much.

Dustin and Nanor learning how to operate the Mill.
Dustin and Nanor learning how to operate the Mill.

Lousaper and Arpi, from CNC Lathe, worked under Mr. Black to learn how to operate the Lathe. Besides some coolant leaks, the two did perfect.

Lousaper and Arpi operating the Lathe.
Lousaper and Arpi operating the Lathe.

The full Prototype team, Meetkumar, Lauren, Karin, and Devon, all continued prototyping the flywheel.Working together, they were able to cut out more pieces from wood slates.

Lauren and Karim drilling into wood.
Lauren and Karin drilling into wood.

Working together, they were able to cut out more pieces from wood slates.

The wood that Prototype team was cutting and drilling.
The wood that Prototype team was cutting and drilling.

Eden, of Welding, practiced welding a 16 in. box-tube using fillet welds and flat welds. He and Roupen also helped out the Prototype team with their flywheel.

Welding and Prototype team working together.
Welding and Prototype team working together.

Over on Programming, John continued his autonomous coding of the QHR program, and Daniel worked on the logger. Jake was able to reprogram the hood-slider on QHR. And Bhavin kept on coding SnapDragon from essentially scratch.

Jacob and Yerine, both on Matlab or Simulation team used Matlab to code in the football’s drag. This is part of their project, the mapping of a football’s trajectory.

Yerine and Jacob hard at work using Matlab software.
Yerine and Jacob hard at work using Matlab software.

And finally, what we’ve all been waiting for. THE LEADERS.

First we have our magnanimous President. The one, the only, Mika! She extended herself to all the teams to help out with their tasks. However, she spent a hefty time assisting the Prototype team in their endeavors.

Our two wonderful leaders putting their minds together to problem-solve issues.
Our two wonderful leaders putting their minds together to problem-solve issues.

And of course there’s also our altruistic Vice-President, Alexander! He, in his greatness, helped out CAD with all of their work and problems. Alexander also continued his own work on an elevator design on Autodesk.

Mr. Black helped out the CNC Lathe team by teaching them the operations of the Lathe.

A little over halfway through the workday, manna from heaven found its way to us. And by this, I mean we were given doughnuts. We all washed our hands before and after of course, and we exercised proper food protocol in the lab. Boy was it delicious.

Sipan enjoying a delectable doughnut. When asked if it was sweet-bread he was eating, he responded with "Sí, pan."
Sipan enjoying a delectable doughnut. When asked if it was sweet-bread he was eating, he responded with “Sí, pan.”

The lab closed around 8:15. While it was actually clean, the faint aroma of doughy goodness still lingered.