2023 Firebears Subsystem Design Week
Last week we decided on a manipulator called “The Shlucker”, which picks up and ejects game pieces to score. This week, the team started designing and building the different subsystems of the robot. For example, one team designed the arm to place game pieces on the scoring platforms once the Shlucker ejects them, and another team designed the drive chassis, which is where the wheels are attached and houses the wiring for the wheels. There is also the lights subsystem, which runs the lights on the robot, to try to get a design award. Finally, the vision team is a week ahead of schedule, and has already made more progress than the past 7 years of work :D.