Sub-team Spotlight : Electrical
Take a walk into Room 516 and the sound of crimps and sight of multi-color wires fill the room of the Electrical Sub-Team. This season they have taken in many new students, challenging those to not only work on electrical related skills, but communication and teaching skills as well. The first focus for this energetic sub-team was shaping an inventory system to ensure proper organization and readiness for launch. They have created a Google Sheets document that every sub-team can access. Additionally, Ranger Robotics has installed new whiteboards for the Robot Room. With these resources, the inventory can consistently be updated, and parts can be easily located. The Electrical Sub-Team has been closely working with the Mechanical Sub-Team to develop models for a new and improved battery cart! This exciting change creates a safer and more flexible location. With this fuel, the electrical kids are confident in a successful launch. Our prototyping boards have been well used as electrical students and mechanical students test new potential. Last Saturday, the entire sub-team sat down and learned the process for schematics. The team has purchased, with the help from sponsors, ten new batteries. Therefore, they concentrated on attaching new leads to the batteries. Moving forward, the Electrical Sub-Team will fixate on working will all sub-teams to develop and integrate ideas for our Robot’s final board. Then, they will be more than ready to launch into Deep Space for the first time.
Fun Fact of the Week
- There have been a total of 3002.6 man hours put into the robot as of January 23rd. #chasingbanners
Quote of the Week
“Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”Lois McMaster Bujold
With week, three down we are officially halfway through build season, and that chaos I keep talking about, is ever present. With only three weeks left, we are entering a stressful time, where new people begin to question whether we will finish all we have to do, but veteran members know that out of chaos come creativity. So really, Ranger Robotics is just beginning. We cannot wait for bag day, and for our first regional of the season, the Finger Lakes Regional, at RIT. While electrical and programming are just beginning their projects, marketing is finishing one of their biggest projects, the Chairman’s essay. Upper and lower mechanical are still working hard on building what we hope is an award winning bot.