Scrum Notes > Tuesday, January 14


  • Protoyping (David, Wells)
    • Kicker prototype
    • found our pivot points similar to catpult so plan is to run kicker and then modify for catapult  90 % kicker will be done
    • Catapult (????)  Not sure if work was done (Padron?)
  • Wiring (Roche, Alipour David B)
    • 90 % done on second upright board
    • upright channel is coming
    • Kevin (oir other software folks are to test)
  • El Toro (wells)
    • Waiting for a key way cutting tool (coming thursday)
    • Gorilla Glue is adequate (good)
  • Chassis Crew  (Jane)
    • Chassis is here!!!
    • most of cutting of outside metal done
    • Big day tomorrow build this now
    • Need  — mountings for gear boxes to chassis didnt show up ANDYMARK ISSUE
  • Bumpers
    • New wood square
    • Design for reversable color bumpers katrina thinks they will look bad
    • We dont think we can do reversable bumpers
  • Software (Kevin)
    • Not much done — Looking for a green light but we found a blue one,
    • worked on other things, worked on installing blue light
  • Vision Targets (Donald)
    • found good board for flippable targes
    • ETA — Now just put tape on it (could be done tomorrow)
  • T-Shirt Stuff
    • Have a design Victoria Putnam working on T-Shrit
    • Cool Zip up warm up suits


  • Shopping List
    • Air conditioning unit — 🙂
    • Let’s maybe order an axis camera….
    • Velcro –2-3 packets with velcro tabs….


  • Prototype Thrower — main priority


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

Side Projects

Things we can do before we have a design finalized…

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