Hello Everyone,

We need people to go to Laurel on Friday morning for Outreach. Nobody has signed up so far, and none of the pit crew can go (cuz we're at SVR). We've gone there for many years, and they expect us to be there. We only need 2-3 people.. Please contact me by Tuesday if you can go.
There's been some confusion about when we're having meetings lately. All meetings are posted on the Team766 website and Google Calendar. 
This meeting will consist mostly of packing and cleaning. We'll be packing up for SVR, and some people will drive down at 6:30 to drop everything off at SJSU. The rest will stay to clean up and organize the closet.
BTW we got a used laser cutter for free! It needs a new laser tube, but soon we'll be able to laser stuff. 
Sorry for my unresponsiveness to emails as of late. Life just gets in the way.

Mar 30, 2014  Patrick Tam

Hello Everyone,

YAY! We won Davis! That's awesome.
Anyways, we'll be having a robotics meeting on SUNDAY March 23, 2014, from 10am to 5pm
I'm sure you guys are wondering "why are we having a robotics meeting on Sunday?!?". Well, the Senior Fashion Show is on Saturday, so a bunch of Seniors can't show up.
Mostly, we'll be fixing up the practice robot we tore apart at Davis, but we also need to do all this stuff on this list that Kelly made.
1. New Pit Cart - (Wesley)
  • smaller cart that fits in tall crate
  • stands that hold up robot (like a car lift)

2. Pit Organization- (?)

  • PVC banner holder
  • organize tool boxes (we got new ones because we're not taking the big giant tool chest to SVR/ Champs, shipping the whole thing would cost a fortune...)
  • make "pit passes" (only a limited amount of people allowed into the pit at one time)
  • look at getting new shelves (existing ones are broken)

3. Ball pickup arms - (Tommy?)

  • modify gripper piston mounts for larger air fittings
  • air tank holders on pistons
  • chain access holes
  • build up 2nd arm to duplicate the first arm

4. Scouting/Sales Presentation (Kaveh/Skyler/Ariel)

  • Formalize a scouting team for SVR and Championships
  • Locate or design a scouting sheet/excel spreadsheet for scouting data
  • Create “sales presentation” of the robot specifications and capabilities 
  • use video from practice at Nasa - 
  • load onto tablet to show videos to teams etc
  • also have 1 page paper handout for other teams

5. Bumpers (AnnMarie?)

  • look into building a single bumper with reversible colors -
  • allows for reinforced corners (like 2012 bumper)
  • reduces time between matches to switch bumpers, less space in crate to Championship

6. Assemble Practice bot

  • Probably the most important item on this list lol.

7. Change winch speed controllers to Jaguars (find mounting location for Jaguars)

add limit switches - 1 directly to jaguars, 1 to digital side car


Mar 21, 2014  Patrick Tam

Hello Everyone,

We went to NASA on Sunday, and managed to get both autonomous and teleop shooting figured out. 
We can now effectively score in teleop and consistently shoot 2 balls into the 10 point goal during autonomous. 
We also did some defense and passing practice with 971, who were also there.

Mar 10, 2014  Patrick Tam

Hello Everyone, 

To prepare for the regional at Davis we'll have a couple of meetings in the next week to make final parts for the robot and pack for Davis.
Also, if you're going to Davis during Thursday or Friday you need to get a permission slip from Mr. DeCurtins and return it before Thursday of next week.
Friday .......... March 7 from 5pm - 9pm
Saturday ...... March 8 from 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday .. March 12 from  5pm - 9pm
On Saturday from 3pm - 5pm we'll be handing out T-Shirts and the contact cards. Please pick them up.
Also, if you're coming to Davis and want to attend the group dinner on Friday, please sign up here.
Since most work on the robot has been done, only people fabricating parts on the CNC/Mill will have work. Everybody else get's to help me clean the closet. Woo!

Mar 5, 2014  Patrick Tam