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Build Season Week 6

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The last week of the build season was a busy one as Mars Wars worked day and night to finish their robot.

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Many hurdles were overcome, and the team had to put their heads together to solve some unforeseen issues.

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Ultimately, the robot was successfully completed. In addition to completing the robot, Mars Wars completed their strategy playbook and continued work on the Mars Cars project.

 

Build Season Week 5

The penultimate week of the build season saw MARS/WARS members busier than ever before.

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Members from all sub teams spend copious amounts of time assembling both the practice and competition robot. The team decided to assemble the practice robot first, so they could work out the kinks in the design.

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Meanwhile, the strategy team started hashing out a process to select this year’s drive team. The criteria and requirements were developed by the strategy team, and a driver’s test is currently being created.

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The team also began to survey the team members to evaluate what role each member will play during the competitions.

With only one week left in the build season, MARSWARS is going full steam ahead.

Build Season Week 4

This week marked MarsWars and other FIRST teams passing the halfway mark in their build seasons. As pone can imagine, this was the busiest week yet.

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The modeling team worked on designing different methods for climbing the tower. These methods will be tested before the final one is ultimately chosen.

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Members of the mechanical team worked on assembling the bumpers for the robot. Other team members worked on the tank swerve drive.

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The programming team programmed the encoders and the swerve tank drive drive and the worked on the camera. They also programmed the pnuematics for the pick up, as well as programming the arm.

The strategy team, meanwhile, discussed different methods for collecting data during the competitions.

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The electrical team worked on wiring the electrical board for the robot.