January 30 2015- Constructions Continue

Today, the team continued cutting and building the frame of the robot as well as machining tubing and other important parts.

 

January 28 2015- Frame Construction Begins!

Today the team finally started on cutting the parts for the frame of the robot. Quinn and Kane also began sanding the frame as well.

 

January 26 – Office Work

Today the team got lot’s of work done in the office. Alade worked on perfecting the logo, Eben and Jeremy worked intently on improving the code, Toby continued working on the model of the robot, and Jacob worked more on statistics for scouting at the competition.

 

January 15 2015- Tormach Cutting!

Midterms week has finally ended for the students of Team 1787, so they’re off to work with much more time on their hands. Today, the team got the Tormach cutting it’s first piece!  

 

January 10 2015- Assembling of our new Tormach PCNC 1100 3 Series

The day before break, the team’s new Tormach PCNC 1100 3 Series arrived and was assembled for when they returned. But, it was not finished – that was left for the team. On Saturday January 10, a few members of the team came in to work and some took to finished the work on the … 

 

January 7 2015 – Engineering Mentors!

Today the team continued working on assembling the kit of parts drive train.   Later in the day they were joined by mentors Frank Zell and Mike Coleman from Belcan Corporation, Ryan Rule-Hoffman and Danny DiCioccio from CleanLife Energy, and past members Jessie Schreiber, Vinny Alesci, and  Alex Mann.  

 

January 5&6 2015 – Brainstorming and Simple Prototyping!

On Monday and Tuesday the team began brainstorming ideas for the robot along with creating simple prototypes for their main loading design.  

 

January 3 2015– Successful Kickoff!

On Saturday, the team’s officers and mentors headed down to the TRI-C Unified Technologies Center to join other local teams to view the kickoff stream as well as socialize and create bonds between other local teams that could aid in their success. After getting their kit of parts and game pieces, they headed back to the …