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Build Session 1: The Perimeter

Oct 18, 2010   //   by sam   //   Blogs, Robot & Team  //  No Comments

This was our first build session for the season! Some of the people on the team hadn’t used a saw before, and some hadn’t even used a drill. We spent the first hour learning how to use the tools that we had, then we dived into putting together the outer perimeter of our field. We started by working on cutting more then 40 pieces of PVC piping into sections for each 4’ piece of the outer walls. We ended up taking more then 2 hours to build the first two walls, but that was due the the fact the we needed to learn how to use the tools. After taking a small break, we went back to work finishing up the walls. We started to measure the finished product and realized in was shorter then 12’x12’. We flipped out. We then found out that the field dimensions aren’t exactly 12’x12’, and that they are supposed to be smaller then that. We finally finished after 4.5 hours of working, with and amazing product. We are hoping to get the kit this week and start putting the robot together with some programs to test it out.

Day 1!

Oct 16, 2010   //   by sam   //   Blogs, Robot & Team  //  No Comments
Home Depot

Ahh......Home sweet home

The weeks leading up to this point have been kind of hectic. We’ve been planning how to start a team, and we have have been working on getting the team up and running. We started up R.A.B.B.I, which consist of 6 hard working kids. Today we went to Home Depot where we bought the materials for field. We ended up staying for 4 hours, and buying more then $300 in materials. We bought the PVC perimeter piping, hardboard, and PVC angles. We then moved onto buying the MDF wood for the bridge and mountain, only to find out from another FTC team at Home Depot that the mountain dimensions are incorrect. We brought everything back to our houses, and we’re hoping to put it together sometime this week. We would like to thank Waltham Home Depot for helping us find the materials. We would like to especially thank Tony and Robert for giving their time to help us find our materials. Hope everyone’s robot is coming along well!

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