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Brainstorming Hot Shot!

Brainstorming session

Brainstorming session

TDT members brainstormed robot build and game strategy ideas yesterday, looking at the problems posed by the new Hot Shot! game and solutions for solving them. It’s a challenging game, but team members believe they’re up to the task.

We looked at team roles,  and set out a basic project time line.  New members have

Looking at an idea prototype.

Looking at an idea prototype.

stepped in with enthusiasm and working on getting programming training at the USF Polytechnic upcoming Robot C workshops, and visiting McCormick-Stevenson for Pro/Engineer training.

We’ve got the tools and the brainpower – we just need to make it all come together within eight weeks!

TDT members hard at work

TDT members hard at work

Many Thanks to McCormick-Stevenson!

Rendered Motor and Gear

Aaron C's Gear and Motor Assembly

By golly, we’re getting it! Team Duct Tape and Berkeley Prep RoboBucs members enjoyed a second day of ProE expertise from McCormick-Stevenson engineers. Nat McCormick was especially helpful with his informative and enthusiastic guidance.

Team members will continue to fine tune their knowledge of ProEngineer throughout the summer and hope to be able to completely design their robot using ProE in the new season.

Chris bot

Chris Ws Bot Reproduction

In the meantime, Team Duct Tape members will be showcasing both their fledgling CAD skills and their prowess on the playing field at the upcoming PTC Users World Event in Orlando next weekend, where we’ll be providing game play demonstration throughout the event, and giving a team presentation to conference attendees the morning of  June 9.

We’ll also be touring Electronic Arts in Orlando on the 9th.  It just keeps getting better and better!


Enjoying pizza and birthday cake (Happy Birthday, Aaron!)

Many, many thanks to McCormick-Stevenson for all your guidance and encouragement, and for the great treat of pizza for lunch!   We’re grateful and happy to count this great engineering firm among Team Duct Tape sponsors and supporters!

Pre-Season Learning Alliance

Pre-Season Learning Alliance

McCormick Stevenson Help, AquaCal Tour, Old Friends and New

working-at-ms Team members spent several hours at McCormick Stevenson yesterday, getting a more professional handle on ProEngineer.  They made a lot of progress and return today to fine tune their knowledge further.

After yesterday’s session, several members joined FWSC-ASME and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) members in a tour of AquaCal, where they learned about the complete manufacturing process of pool and spa heat pumps and chemical regulation equipment.  We hope to learn more about SME and to be able to join them on future tours and programs.appreciating-a-fine-coil

We also stopped in next door to visit our fine friend, Paul Markun, of Tampa Technik, who also does work for AquaCal.

It was a fun and highly informative day, and we’re looking forward to more fun and knowledge today!