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11.23.14 14:28
I cant come today because of the uncertain weather. My mom doesn't want to drive over the Dames Point with the potential of severe storms.

11.20.14 18:48
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11.09.14 16:04
not coming today

11.09.14 14:17
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11.02.14 18:04
i cant attend meeting sorry

11.02.14 03:31
I won't be able to attend tomorrow's meeting. Have fun, fellow nerds.

10.29.14 00:50
While looking for a solution for something else, I found this video which might be useful for tooltime: https://www.youtub
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10.26.14 16:07
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10.25.14 22:21
I can't come to the meeting tomorrow. -Camila

10.25.14 06:24
I'm just going to share my excitement: The 3D printer I ordered came in today!

10.19.14 18:59
I will not be able to come to the meeting today.

10.19.14 18:08
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10.19.14 00:39
Richa S, and Samantha K., you both volunteered to bring drinks tomorrow& idk why but I don't have your greencards. Please email me: team86dictators@gm
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10.13.14 23:33
Hope you feel better Andrea! Video got a new member and we are working on the planning aspect of Chairman's award.

10.13.14 04:32
@Todd, nope. I was actually meeting some of my schoolmates in person. Rare thing, and they were only available during the shop session. I hope it was a good session!

10.12.14 18:15
Andrea isnt feeling well so neither of us are going to be there

Saturday (3-6-10) Afternoon and Evening Shifts

Todd LovelaceWOW! We got a whole lot done today.

1.) Lylebored four new wheel axles from solid 5/8" diameter steel round stock - they are much lighter than solid axles but much stornger than the ones we bent during practice.

2.) Kenneth and Stellandrilled many holes and and turned the wheel-to-sprocket adapter bushings down in the lathe (OD and ID) to remove weight.

3.)Kenneth and Stellan installed the drilled-lightened AndyMark tuffbox frames on the wheel drive tuffboxes.

4.) We installed the drive sprocket and bearing bushing in the Kicker. Then we balanced the Kicker - when the Kicker runs it has just about NO vibration. Also, with the new Grainger-supplied sprocket, the motor can run full speed and the kicker is actually running near the speed we want it to.

5.) Riocut down the two wheel axles that survived the practice session and made new tipper arm pivot pins. Rio also welded up new lifter platform pivot pins - the old ones were bent up form doing the rool manuever.

6.) Kenneth bored out some big holes in the battery hold down to drop some more weiht.

All in all we did a whole lot of work today.

The bottom line: The new kicker KICKS BUTT! with little vibration. KUDOS to the INVENTOS for drawing up the kicker and using INVENTOR to get the center of mass at the axle centerline. It required a whole lot of iterative try-and-try-again but it was TOTALLY WORTH THE EFFORT!

At this time we are slightly underweight and have the ability to add the hook and swervoto allow us to latch onto the goal after we pull ourselves up.

We also have the freeboard to add the necessary(required) sponsorship signage.

At this time, the only thing we need to complete on the robot is the hook. This hook will not needa groupof students for two shifts to get accomplished....so I am hereby cancelling the Sunday Afternoon and Sunday Evening shifts.

Therefore.....if you show up over here Sunday afternoon or evening Saint Lisa will laugh at you and tell you that I, the Chief Geek, am off train geeking somewhere and you are welcome to clean up in the back yard.

MANY MANY MANY THANKS TO THE STUDENTSAND MENTORSWHO HAVE WORKED THE EXTRA SHIFTS TO GET US TO THIS POINT! GREAT JOB FOLKS!

....AND TO EVERY STUDENT AND MENTOR THAT SPENT TIME ON THIS ROBOT...THIS ROBOT IS A BEAST! GREAT JOB! WE'REGONNA KICK BOOTIE! This is going to be a great robot, it's gonna look like a million bucks on the field, it's gonna be hugely competitive and cool, and the audience is gong to go crazy when we do our stuff. Y'all have done a great job building this beast so you deserve a huge cheer.

Beditme for us old geeks, TL CG





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