As we enter into our third week of the 2019 Build Season we have started building our mechanisms and initiated our pneumatics system. All sub-teams are busy, some preparing presentations and a business plan and others working on coding and then the mechanical team working on the various mechanisms.
Team 6239 volunteered 25 students, mentors and parents for the @FTCTeams PG County Qualifier at Parkdale High School - it was an amazingly valuable experience. We were assigned as judges, Dean's List Interviewers, Referees, Queuers - it was so enlightening. It gave us incredible insight into the tremendous amount of work that it takes to run a tournament #Team6239 #gotpi #omgrobots #FIRST #IrrationalEng #BowieStateUniversity #firstrobotics #destinationdeepspace, #FRC4949
The Irrational Engineers are busy finishing up the chassis and drivetrain with pneumatic wheels and then starting the building of the mechanisms for the top of the robot. We are learning to use tools and to design the extendable arm. The Presentation Team is busy prepping for the annual Maryland Space Business Roundtable (MSBR) grant request presentation. They are learning about oral presentation techniques and learning their parts.
Today we swapped out our old CIM for the new brushless motors. The REV NEO Brushless Motor is the first brushless motor designed to meet the unique demands of the FRC community. NEO offers an incredible power density due to its compact size and reduced weight. Designed to have similar performance characteristics and matching mounting features, NEO can be a drop-in replacement for CIM-style motors.
Going over the details of the electrical system with our alumni mentor.
Working hard at creating the custom parts of our chassis...
Team 6239 has finalized their logo, started using a project management system, and completed the MSBR powerpoint presentation. Team 6239's controls and programing team created outlines for electrical components, the basic implementations for wiring within the robot, and reactivated the 2017 robot for training with the new students. Finally, the mechanical team finished the robots base frame, attached wheels and motors, and began to develop a hatch mechanism for game play. Overall week two was a productive and beneficial week the Irrational Engineers
Week one started with The Irrational Engineers linked together to discuss, strategize, and design our ideas for our robot for this upcoming season.
The Irrational Engineers launched into action with the 2019 FRC Kick-Off of Destination: Deep Space!
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The Irrational Engineers is a FIRST FRC robotics team dedicated to teaching highschool students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics while still having Fun.