Hello Team 4293,
With the robot in the bag and competition approaching quickly its time to get rolling again! We will resume our meeting schedule with our first post-bag meeting this Tuesday, February 24th from 5:30 to 8. I look forward to seeing you all there. We'll be starting on our second robot and preparing for driver training and pit organization before the competition.
Before we do though, I would like to extend a personal thanks to the team for the awesome job you have done. CAD team, thank you so much for getting the entire robot designed and ready to be machined. You guys are invaluable. Programming team, the robot wouldn't be rolling without you, and I know you have spent long hours debugging and improving code. Those who did machining, the robot that you look at during build days is all on your hands. You made that whole thing happen. You too build team, those 500 rivets were worth it. For those of you who have the patience to work on electrical team, you saw that new control system and you didn't get stuck for one second. Keep those reds and blacks wired up. For the drivers this year, I know you guys haven't gotten your moment of glory yet, but your work at the scrimmage was superb, and I'm glad we have such confident people behind those joysticks. Finally, to everyone who showed up and gave their best, thank you. Every minute of work you put in is valuable.
To all the students, I bet you're all glad to see our robot in the bag! Its been a long build season and you guys have worked so hard. But look how it paid off! We have a scoring, competition ready robot and we had it all done by scrimmage. We have it all CAD designed so building the second one will be a breeze, and you are all build season veterans by now. The robot looks good, and so do you guys:
Of course, we couldn't have done it without the help of our wonderful mentors, so make sure to thank them the next time you see them! Mentors, your expertise has helped at every turn and we simply cannot thank you enough for your help.
Congratulations everyone on a fantastic build season, and good luck to all teams in the competition!
The Young Engineers Association and Team Komodo were pleased to accept a generous donation from Applewood Plumbing's Caring Community Giveaway. Several students, mentors, and the robot Fluffy visited the offices of Applewood Plumbing for this photo opportunity. Please go Like Applewood Plumbing on facebook to thank them for their generosity. Again, thank you Applewood Plumbing!
Also, some disagreements between the mentors resulted in a bit of physical violence. This exclusive picture below details the conflict:
Grayson Gerlich is a senior on the team and our webmaster. He also manages outreach content and team graphics.