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Monday, February 20, 2017

Week Zero 2017

Hey from team 3313 Mechatronics!

This past Saturday, our team ventured to Nevis, MN for Week Zero. We were excited to see all of the teams again! We were able to pinpoint the issues that we had with our bot, but with determination we have successfully improved our robot. 



We have chosen the name of this years robot! His name is The Pope (Since he's super holy)

With our robot we will be able to shoot balls into the low goals, place the gear on the peg and climb the rope to board the airship! We have done some edits to the design. What are these changes you ask? Just see them for yourself!

Awesome job to all of the teams that were at the Nevis Week Zero! Hopefully we will be able to talk to the teams again at the Northern Lights Regional. The countdown to the Regional begins! We can't wait to see the teams at the Regional. Feel free to stop by our booth and say hi and/or ask any questions you may have!

See you all there!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Countdown to Week Zero

Hello again from Team 3313 Mechatronics!

Sorry for the delayed post, everyone has been busy at work with their different jobs. As we come to the end of build season, posts should start being more frequent as work is completed.

We weighed our robot yesterday. As it turns out, the robot is overweight. Significantly. So we tore it apart and are currently in the process of putting it back together with lighter parts.
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Here is the robot before we tore it apart.                The robot shooting the balls, as it would into the low goal.

We designed our robot to focus on climbing, putting the balls in the lower goal, and the successful transportation of the gears.

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The programmers were testing out the drive train earlier, after finally being able to drive it wirelessly.