Once a week, 4-8pm
- Present students with this schedule and sneak-peak Mini-bot challenge game.(Jamie)
- Get Mikaele/Jonah to locate the following items:
- ESD mats and straps.
- PDP, RoboRio, VRM, Slimelight, IMU, Pi, Drive camera)
- ….or one of the previous year’s robots.
- Inform Jonah/Mikaele/Jennifer that they’re expected to speak on Oct 4th.
Robot physical systems (electrical, mechanical, motors, pneumatics) (Herb, Derwyn, Jamie, Jonah, Mikaele, Jennifer(?))
- Identify major electrical components. (PDP, RoboRio, VRM, Slimelight, IMU, Pi, Drive camera). Briefly explain function.
- ESD training.
- Identify major mechanical assemblies (gear boxes, linear actuators, motors etc). A bit of background on gearing, motor controllers.
- Explain that sometimes we use pneumatics but not often. Explain what pneumatics is, here is a PCM, it does stuff.
- Drive station and how it talks to the robot in the school vs. at competition.
Robot Software systems (camera subsystem, autonomous operation, tele-op, coding environment, programming roles (auto, interfacing/tuning, vision/ranging). (Jamie, Bruce, Lucas, Ivan)
- Maybe a block diagram of the robot network/comms that was in some 2020 doc that Herb did. What the RoboRio is responsible for, the Pi, cameras, slimelight.
- Control systems and PID overview by Bruce.
- We use ‘Git’ for source code control. Don’t go too deep into Git. Nothing runs on the robot that didn’t come out of Git.
CAD and how we get from CAD to physical object (3DP, Laser, CNC, machine shop). (Shawn, Les?)
- Our robot is not carved by hand from a solid block of aluminum. Our robot is designed in CAD and then parts are manufactured from CAD. The focus is on reproducibility, quality, parametric design, and functional output.
Driving / Scouting / Competition (Tom, Cal?)