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Thursday, January 17, 2013

School Comes FIRST

Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
-Christopher Parker

No new YouTube video today:
Sorry... More tomorrow! Promise!

So Team 3313 had kind of a slow day today. Tomorrow is the last day of the semester at Jefferson High School. This means Bydlon, the team's head coach, has a ton of grading to catch up on. It also means the student team members have A TON of homework to catch up on and finals to study for. Basically, team members either didn't show up today, or spent most of the time doing homework or studying. That's ok! Grades and school definitely comes first. Tomorrow though, the team will be back in action building and writing awesome stuff!

Even though everyone had a lot of work to do, we still accomplished a few things.

OUR PYRAMID IS COMPLETE! Yay! Dalton's dad, Scott, from Myhr Fabrication was able to finish squaring up the pyramid today. It looks great! We can't wait to keep prototyping on it.

Bryce wired up the digital solenoid on the c-Rio so that we can use 24v valves. As embarrassing as it is to say, we didn't know how to do this before. This will allow us to use more solenoids on this year's bot.

Tyler went to work creating a battery cart. We have 9 batteries now and we will need a way to keep them all organized at the Regional we attend. It is looking great on CAD! Can't wait to see it in person.

Brandon took down some notes on measurements of the our prototype robot. For the first time, we are CADing our initial robot before we build our final one.

Jade did some more Business Plan revisions. She also added some more to our Tumblr. There are some super funny pictures. SEE THEM HERE!

Goals for tomorrow: Take apart Murphy and start making a stockpile of parts for our competition bot. Cut some C-Rail for the competition bot. Investigate using a screw to get to 2nd level. Start Autonomous Programming. Contemplate frisbee pick up. Keep revising Business Plan. Play Rock Band.

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