Round about the DevilBotz space on an active Saturday. Only one more to go before we Stop the Building (Feb 20)!
We track tasks in the most low-tech way: white paper behind the glass of the CAD room, and each group reports progress and next steps by simply using dry-erase markers on the outside. Sure, occasionally a passer-by will strategically erase letters for amusing effect, but, mostly, fellow students have respected our space.
This white-board illustration demonstrates the equally low-tech, but immediately visible, way our electrical team plans/tracks the required power use of Diablo’s components.
As we near the beginning of Week Six, it is inevitable that tasks become more and more concentrated in one spot: Robot Diablo. When all the parts have been mounted, then all the electrical and mechanical work is being done in a confined space, leading to robot-ish close encounters.
And then the dog wanted to help in the Mechanical Room.
Just for the vertical shots, because they don’t play well with others.
Everybody’s working on something! And with less than three weeks to go, it’s great to see.
Somewhat random photos spanning a couple of weeks, just one mentor’s view of our 2018 team.
With a goal of helping the team stay awake, alert, and enthusiastic for the entirety of our long Saturday build sessions, we’ve recently begun encouraging the group to take an outside break after lunch.
Since the weather cooperated by granting us 50 degree temps, the group agreed! I just captured a few seconds to prove it: they can let go of their tools and robot parts.
CAD and Mechanical groups getting it done.