Today, Talon members continued to prototype and refine subsystem ideas for the upcoming season. From active intakes that deploy with parallel bars to unprecedented turrets that our team has only dabbled in, this season Talon members are reaching out of their comfort zone trying new concepts, while still staying reasonable and realistic.
It is difficult to stress how important the CNC machine has become for prototyping this season. In the past, manufacturing gears and complex plates was a pain. From printing out 1:1 drawings from Solidworks and trying to use the bandsaw to trace the paper lines, to simply CADing out ideas and hoping the pieces fall into place, prototyping without a CNC was a whole different game. Now, we have people regularly cutting out bearing plates, gears, sprockets, and more in just a few minutes.
As a team, we love to see alumni drop by during open room and chat for a bit. Oftentimes, Talon members coming in as freshmen learn a large majority of topics about FRC from the upperclassman of their year, and once they graduate it’s always nice to catch up and talk about robotics. Today, two old members dropped by to catch up and discuss this year’s game and some strategies.
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