TDT 5.0 hit the ground planning, at their post-kick-off meeting this past weekend. We learned a lot from our three robot build last season, namely never ever to go into a build project without understanding the requirements, and planning a solid design around them.
Our new team members got that idea right away and set to work exercising their teamwork skills to evaluate the different types of tasks Ring it Up! requires a robot to be able to do, and the most efficient and high scoring ways to do those things.
While everyone was eager to start building, everyone wants a quality build and so they put their heads together to think things through. The result – lots and lots of drawings!
Next week, we’ll be continuing to refine our strategy and prototype designs, and thinking about ways to move multiple rings and how to determine the weight of rings, to help score the weighted ring.
We’re “sticking” to solid engineering practices this season and we’re confident we’ll have a stellar robot to show for it!