This past week or so was a busy one for Team 971. On, Saturday, June 15, we had our Open House for new members. It was great to see so many new faces interested in joining our team! On Saturday, June 22, we headed over to our sponsor, Auris Health to demo our robot along with Team 5940, B.R.E.A.D., and the Battlebot, Tantrum! Later that night, we also had our annual mentor potluck.
Sunday, June 23, we had our Third Robot Kick Off. We had a great balance of new and returning members turn up for this meeting. After introducing the game to the new members, the students broke off into groups to brainstorm ideas on what they want to include in the third robot. After coming up with a short list of priorities, the students then broke off into groups to determine what subassemblies might be feasible in our build timeframe. Finally, prototyping and CAD started! This Wednesday, students will continue to CAD and work on prototypes for the possible subsystems we are looking at. Our next meeting is Wednesday, June 26 at 7:15pm in the Robotics Lab, Room 521/522.
We are also continuing to pack up our lab as we wait for the move to our new room for the next 2 years which should happen the first week in July.