This past week, Titanium Robotics completed week 5 of Build Season, which was used to complete a practice robot and begin the final competition robot. This week could even be characterized as the culmination of week 4, which was meant to prepare parts for assembly.
The closing days of Build Season always reserve the limelight for the mechanical department, led by Engineering President Olivia Cameron, Vice Presidents Stella Yao and William Cockrum, Mechanical Captain Tyler Hand, Electrical Captain Brian Chu, and Strategist Jonathan Fong. The field leaders worked together brilliantly in order to assemble a practice robot. Team members filed, measured, drilled, cut, riveted, and assembled hundreds of pieces for hours on end until the robot was complete, then it was time to start all over and build the final bot from square one.
Once the practice robot was completed, programming was able to begin its crucial tuning phase necessary for efficient autonomous control systems. Moreover, by driving the bot around, team members could finally fully test the effectiveness of individual mechanisms before making necessary modifications. Last but not least, the drive team could begin practicing with the appropriately named practice bot, creating opportunities for drills that can turn point scoring into second nature.
Titanium Robotics is looking for a strong finish in the 2019 FRC Build Season. Remember to look out for the annual Rollout event on Sunday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the robotics room 308 at San Marino High School, featuring the finished 2019 robot.
Titanium Robotics will attend the Orange County Regional during the first week of March and conclude with the Idaho Regional during the last week of March. These two regionals will each provide opportunities to earn a coveted spot to the FRC World Championships hosted in Houston in late April. You can find the official game animation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mew6G_og-PI.