Thursday 1/9 Scrum Notes


  • Project deadlines noted on calendar in shop (and transferred into team calendar).
  • Drive train finished by tomorrow (David, Jane)
  • Electronics finished by tomorrow then will mov on to config the cRIO but needs drive train (Kevin)
  • Material and plans made to build y=-|x| with height of truss and goal (Donald)
  • test ideal width of bars that will hold bars (Alex)
  • Shopping trip (Ken, Niles)


  • Laser Cutter/CNC Router
    • The laser cutter (and its fume extractor) are on campus and in the Leeson prep room
    • Bob Mancuso from AET will be here on 1/22 to set the laser cutter up and train us how to use it
    • Bob is also checking into where the CNC router is (and Mr. B has pressured him to move that calendar forward)



These will happen no matter what

  1. Drive
  2. Herd
  3. Score >= 6 pts
  4. Bumpers
  • Do this first week, while prototypers prototype
  • Documentation


Prioritize, try to get to as many as possible

  1. Maneuverable (drive train and practice)
  • Mecanum wheels
  • Hold (hardware) a. with potential to shoot if that system comes online b. Loading (hardware) — might not even need this
  • Shoot 8’ (hardware)
  • Some aiming (software)
  • Second robot for driving practice/thinkin’

If Time Permits

Reach goals

  1. Catch
  2. Differential power settings
  3. Vision system
  4. Modular goalie arm (sub 30 lb, replace shooter at competition)


  • Clean up after yourself
  • Help teammates clean up after themselves
  • We don’t leave until we scrum… we don’t scrum until the shop is clear
  • Half-finished projects go on shelves, not the floor
  • Scrap is only useful if it’s stock, stock is only useful if it’s organized

Robot Deadlines

Jan. 11: Drivetrain
Jan. 15: Mock Thrower
Jan. 18: Picker-Upper Real
Jan. 22: Vomiter I
Jan. 25: Vomiter II
Jan. 29: Gearbox
Feb. 8: Finish Mechanicals

Current Projects

Things we can do before we have a design finalized…

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