January 15, 2012
After a successful build week, FIRST Team 604 is poised to make a solid run at this year’s FRC challenge, Rebound Rumble. All aspects of the team made progress. Designs for this year’s robot are almost complete. Using SolidWorks CAD software, 604 has been able to accurately model the design and physics behind our robot. Some of our programmers tested out sensors from the kit of parts as well as the Microsoft Kinect (video below), and attended a C++ workshop from one of our mentors. With our field parts almost complete, we should have adequate amount of time to test our robot.We have also started fundraising through a second e-waste drive. More details can be found here. Over the course of the past week, we rounded up our school’s old, outdated computers to dispose of them in an environmentally friendly way. We are also participating in a project to feed children in need. Organized by Leland Key Club, the Loaves and Fishes program is designed to give a meal to youths in need.