The day began with only a couple of students and a delicious dinner. More students and mentors showed up as the night continued, but the turnout was around 18 people in total.Once our meal was over, everyone got to work:
The mechanical team worked on component placement and got lots of CADing done;
Jeff from Transformix came in, so the climber team explained their idea; he proposed some new ones, and everyone brainstormed other possibilities.
As for the shooter, the team got the geometry down, and is now working on details like assembly, manufacturing, etc…
On the Control side, Duncan got a P-system (from PID system) working with an encoder and a wheel;
Russell finished the front-end GUI of the scouting database;
one team got the compressor and pneumatics set up;
and Kevin worked on the cppVision framework.
It turned out the A/C shaft opened to the outside, so the room was freezing cold. We had a janitor put a plastic bag over it, which seemed to work.
James helped Sophie through some anger-issues with his new pamphlet from Queen’s: “We’re here for you Sophie; we will express concern.”