Scrum Notes > Friday, January 17


  • CAD (Niles, Joe)
    • Working on the part for the exterior fender (not in the Kit of Parts (should have been there)


  • Software (Kevin)
    • Reading WPILib documentation
    • Can code vision using that library! Cool stuff!
    • Can use sensors! Cool stuff!


  • Bumpers (Ryan L.)
    • Prepping chassis for bumpers
    • Turns out that the different colors have different diameters — losing red (skinny)
    • Consistent diameter noodles is being packing plasticked to the wood frame
    • Black duct tape is called Gorilla tape and is semi-permanent
    • NEED Polycarbonate “liners” on inside


  • Second Chassis (Jane, Will, Ryan A.)
    • Lubed and unjammed gearboxes
    • Re-attached wheels
    • Filing down the gearbox shafts so that wheels will fit
    • Working on loosening rollers (some of them are dragging)


  • Website (Ryan L.)
    • Feeding comments back to Ms. Nugent


  • Library (Jane, Ryan L.)
    • Sending Ms. Pettus her paragraph


  • Electronics (Ryan A., David)
    • Waiting on second chassis, shooter mounting (David E. says it should be done tonight)
    • Replaced camera


  • Shooter (David E., Wells)
    • Working on building a support system out of 1×3 C-channel


  • El Toro
    • NEED rigid pieces to protect/hold ends of rollers


  • Low Goal (Donald, David B.)
    • Progressing, need to cut wood (having measured twice)


  • T-Shirt (Sarah Kim)
    • Working on scanning/digitizing drawing for T-shirt


  • Shopping List
    • Waiting on good things to arrive ASAP



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. 22: El Toro/Vomiter

Jan. 25: Manual Catapult

Jan. 29: Gearbox

Feb. 1: Catapult Complete

Feb. 8: Finish Mechanicals

Side Projects

Things we can do before we have a design finalized…

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