Debrief:

We are narrowing down to the end of the build season, we are all working to reach our goal to have a successful working robot for competition. We have been adding some days after school to be able to finish the robot on time, which is a great help! Each team lead is doing their job and leaders and all of our sub-team members are working as a team to get the robot running.

Accomplishments:


Fabrication:

The fabrication team has continued working on the game pieces this week. As a team we moved all of the wood outside so we had more space with the growing game elements, which gave more space to the robot builders and the fabrication leads.








Electronics:

The electronics team continued doing the pneumatics and coders for the second robot. The coders are used for the autonomous. They have also attached all of the machinery onto plexiglass, which makes the inside of the robot look pretty awesome. They have also prepped the fun multicolored lights so when the bot is almost complete, we can attach them easily.

Treasury:

This week, the treasury team has updated all of the invoices on an organized spreadsheet. They also worked on the sponsorship requests which we will be sending out as soon as possible. In terms of pieces for the robot, they also finished up ordering the elevator mechanism and pieces, which really got the building team up and running.












Programming:


This week the programming team fixed some minor coding errors which was an easy fix. They also redid some code that was redundant for the intake of the power-cubes. 









Actuation:

This week, actuation has received all of the parts for the elevator and has started to assemble it, which is a key part of the robot and it's function, for it will be carrying ht power cubes up onto the scale. The team has also finished the complication intake, and are beginning to attach the ramp to the bot which was completed last week.


Communications:

Our communications lead Maddy designed and ordered a banner for our pit station for the competition. They have also managed what they need for the pit station and have worked on designing pins for distribution. The stickers that were designed and produced a while back have arrived and are ready for distribution for the team. In addition, they have been creating and updating the blog of our progress for our viewers!


Challenges:

Since the build season is coming to a close, we are all rushing bit to reach our goal. We may be trailing behind, except seeing how we are moving forward and accomplishing great things every day, we will get right on track in no time. It is crazy to think that the first competition we will ever be competing in as a team is coming up in March. This is making our team excited, but also a bit nervous. So there is some anxious energy in the room, but for a great reason! 

Debrief:

We only have two more weeks of build season! We are on a major time crunch but are all working hard.

Actuation:

The planetary build box arrived for the actuation team which was exciting. The team started to figure out how that piece functions and how it will contribute to our robots. We also got more parts for the elevator, so we can continue building! Onwards!

They are still trying to finish up the awards, which is a written essay to possible receive an award to get money for the team. Those have not been sent out and will be soon.Communications:

The communications team continued uploading images and posting on all our social media platforms, keeping people interested with our process posted with what is happening. They also worked on the awards. They continued to update out website (Ellipse9814.org).

Treasury:

The treasury team is trying to get a lot of companies approved by Bennet in order to send out more sponsorship emails.





Fabrication:

This week the fabrication team continued working on all of the needed game elements so we could start putting up the entire game floor together. Since the fabrication group only has two weeks left to pull all of the game elements together, they ave been focusing on the elements instead of helping our other groups like before. All hands are on deck.











Electronics:

This week the electronics team has been working on the LED lights for the robots which will let up make our bots glow with different colors! This is not a necessity for the bit, but it is a cool little addition since we like going to extra mile. :) They have all other parts done and ready to go, but as sometimes checking them to make sure everything is working properly.





                                                                                    Programming:

The team smoothed out the driving system and continued working our small bugs in the autonomous system. So essentially they fixed issues with the coding so all is working smoothly to to our favor.










Challenges:

Like I stated before, we are running out of time, so we are on a time crunch. Making sure everyone has something to contribute to the team is a he factor to our success and will bring us to victory, as long as everyone is doing their part.