The Shooter by Luke

After developing the first prototype drivetrain, we decided we also wanted to be able to shoot the ball into the high goal of the tower. After designing the shooter in CAD, parts were soon fabricated and assembled. This was the first part for the robot that I ever...
It’s All Coming Together by Aidan

It’s All Coming Together by Aidan

We have just come off of a very successful round of full size prototypes. All of our proof-of-concepts for shooting, climbing, and “swiss-army knife”-ing worked well enough that with a full, thought-out design design of each, they would work like a robot should. The...
Programming Team by Lucas

Programming Team by Lucas

Part of the challenge of Stronghold is very quickly adapting to the field. Given that the field has over 10,000 possible field configurations, it would be impossible to write code for every autonomous situation. I spent the first week of build season writing a program...
Working on the Chassis by Alex

Working on the Chassis by Alex

Over the last couple of days, a couple of students have been trained on using our new mill. We bought the mill over the summer but just recently started using it to fabricate our chassis. With the help of a few of our mentors who have been trained on using them, we...
More Prototyping by Keimon

More Prototyping by Keimon

Today, my group worked to build a piston actuated lifting prototype system that would help us complete several obstacles. We may have had many difficulties, but we ended up with a product that was not only reliable, but had enough space to include many other parts...