Pop Rivet Workshop Report

Except for one minor mishap all went well.  (Other skills utilized include cutting aluminum with the band saw, metal punch for pre-drilling, vise, choosing drill bits, powered hand drill and the Jacobs Chuck,)

End of July….

This week saw us working on finishing up a few “loose ends”. The t-shirt launcher needed to be a bit more reliable, so part of the team traced down shorts and leaky pneumatics. It is of an older design, and software; so care must be taken not to break it.  Thus, we are learning the […]

Ready for da Vinci

xWe had several projects going on Tuesday: In preparation for da Vinci Days next week, several of the team got instruction on how to power on the bot, launch the software, and driving. Ziean R and Chris N got checked out, and a number of the other team members got an overview. Does this sort […]

Summer Scrimmage at da Vinci Days

Our local league, FIRST FORCE, has a scrimmage during the da Vinici Days celebration in Corvallis, July 20th from 1-4.  Quite a number of local, and maybe not so local, teams participate in exhibition matches, exhibits, and allowing the public to drive robots.  This is part of our community outreach, similar to the OSU Engineering […]

Summer at the shop

We’ve been working on a variety of projects over the last couple of weeks. First task has been getting the T-Shirt launcher in order.  Last we left it, we had the drive train back up and going, then it stopped.  After a bit of troubleshooting and making sure a PWM cable was firmly plugged into […]

What makes a winning team?

Besides working on our ‘bot and competing during 2012 Regional, we collected information about the other teams during the event. Using scouting sheets we did quick interviews with almost every team we could find in the pit area. It was a good way for us to see what other teams were doing for the game, […]