This past week, our engineers have worked hard to put the intake together and have almost finished wiring our swerve chassis. On both Saturday and Sunday, we had drive practice in which our drive team practiced with our newly prototyped intake that we attached to our off-season robot, Phoenix. Programming continued to come up with new autonomous paths and successfully got some of them to run according to plan. The operations branch interviewed this year’s candidate for the Woodie Flowers Award (go Stimson!!), transcribed the entire conversation, and began to write the first draft of the essay. Outreach discussed future elementary/middle school tours since we want to reach out to the younger kids and hopefully interest them so they may join robotics later when they reach highschool. As for marketing, we received a new shipment of t-shirts and sweaters that we will soon be printing for our mentors and parents. Designs for new sponsor banners, informational banners, pins, and for the Evidence Binder (a binder storing everything our team has done in the past years to refer to when judge-talking) have been in the works. We also started to look more into redesigning our pit to create more space for judge-talkers since it is always very cramped in the tight area.
Week 2 is over, heading on to Week 3!!