This morning our early risers got right to work assembling the Sawyerbot, a test chassis we’re using to practice our end game strategy.This was a great task for some of our newer members who are working on building mechanical skills and leadership skills too.
“I’m usually not a leader in anything, but today it worked!”-Sawyer, Grade 9We read our bumper rules carefully today and realized that we used 1 1/4 inch angle which was not allowed. Lucky for us, we are using drywall angle which is easy to snip down to size.Once we were done the bumpers, we had to try them on something. Since the robot was being worked on, we tried to wear the bumpers ourselves.One task that some of our mentors have been working on involves a lot of counting. Calculating gear ratios is very important.Sometimes we need to double check our numbers!We used a permanent marker and wrote the number of teeth on each gear. We realized that we were missing some parts, so we went to the store. On the way back, we saw a Trojan Horse. You never know what you’ll find on an adventure to the hardware store!Back at K-Botics, our electrical team was hard at work on the electrical box.Our mechanical team was assembling various robot components.We’re looking forward to a very productive Sunday build session. Be there….from 10-6!