Wednesday 1/14 Scrum Notes

  1. What did I do today?
  2. What will I do tomorrow?
  3. What’s standing in my way?

Mecanum Wheels (Cornell & Co)

  • Today
    • Constructing them now… a long and arduous process.
  • Planning
    • Finish constructing them
    • Loc-tite the bolts BEFORE they go on the robot!

Frog Tongue (Roche)

  • Today
    • Have brackets and about 80% mounted
    • Looking for springs and a setup
    • Have a power board
  • Planning
    • Identify the “right” springs
    • Test run with RoboRIO tomorrow (try to pull a box)

Sensors (Wu)

  • Today
    • Working out of the box!
    • Analog ultrasonic sensor… trying to figure out the scale
    • Not quite sure how to sample the voltage (it has some weird offsets)
    • No ping cable now!
  • Planning
    • Carry on with the sensor

Can Grabber (Helynna, Jason, Gillian)

  • Today
    • Built a prototype can grabber
    • Can pick up. And drop. Yay!
    • Long arguments about grabber vs. hook
    • Hook is currently printing (Stanton!)
  • Planning
    • Test the hook
    • Explore the idea of “can rails” to track cans up to the top
    • Have roller-coaster detentes to keep cans on the tracks

CAD (Stanton)

  • Today
    • Almost all of KOP is converted
    • Can prototype in CAD! Yay!
  • Planning
    • Come learn CAD with Niles!
    • N.B. All of the KOP parts have weights so we can compute centers of mass!

Drive Train (Kuperstein et al)

  • Today
    • Working on constructing chassis
    • Concerns about fitting the 2.919″ thick 8″ mecanum wheels between the inner and outer chassis
  • Planning
    • Working on reenforcing the chassis, adjusting for big wheels

Dean’s List Essays (Yang)

  • Today
    • Can’t nominate a senior for the Dean’s List
    • Need to identify two  sophomores and/or juniors to nominate
    • 4000 words per essay (Cynthia and Jane are working on them).
  • Planning
    • Write, write, write
    • Starting to work on Chairman’s Awards
    • Starting to work on the video with Wendy

And we picked up our tools today! Let’s do that every day.

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