BAM! Not Cantilevered


Day 21: We started the morning with a brief meeting with our Chairman’s team.  We look forward to the next few weeks of preparation for our presentation.

chairmans

We prepared our mailing for our sponsors to keep them up to date with our progress.  It’s so important to thank everyone for all the help that they give us.

mailing

Part of our team did a bit of espionage for the NYC regional.  We’re going through the list of teams to see what they’ve accomplished in the past, and to check out any progress this year.  Sizing up the competition is an important scouting task.

espionage

Tweedles are still being tweedles…they were up early this morning working at Transformix…they must be tired now.

tweedles

In the back of the room, in robot-building central, we’re hard at work clamping things together.

robot

It’s great to see our robot begin to take shape.  Since yesterday it has grown so much!

extreme closeup

Any guesses on what this is?

We’ve cut metal and lexan…and now we’re putting all the pieces together.

construction

Precision is important at this stage.  We want to make sure everything is well tightened, and that all of our pieces fit together well.

“Hey it fits! It’s almost like we CADded it that way” –Duncan, Queen’s mentor

building

After our pizza lunch we set to work cheese-holing all the metal we have!

pizza

First we drill to mark out the bear paws…

mikey

…then we drill out the circles….

cheese holes

…then the deburring…

deburring

We add bear paws to EVERYTHING!

bear paw

“Supported on both ends….BAM! not cantilevered” –JNo, Queen’s mentor

high five

Parents have been coming to visit us and see our progress.  They can’t believe the stories that they hear, so they need to come and see for themselves what cool things are happening here every day.

parents visiting

You should come and visit too!  This is one of the most exciting times of the season–the time where you can see a box of metal become a robot!

Time To Go Home

It’s also a pretty tiring time of year.  Time for everyone to enjoy a restful Sunday.

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