Welcome one and all to The Grasshopper’s Build Thread, presented by #openalliance
This is our 7th build thread and we are ecstatic to be participating with the other open build teams. It has been one of the most rewarding projects that our team has undertaken thanks to you all who provide kind words, helpful advice, and copy/borrow/are inspired by what we post. It means the world to us!
We have been toying with a change in chassis design during the off-season that we might want to use during the season, so before kickoff even, here is our OnShape directory for 2020:
This is a living document. Expect things to change on a routine basis. It may be messy and disorganized at times. Most of the time. It’ll be a train wreck probably until week 3 or 4.
Anyway, our objective was to make a WCD-sort of chassis using sheet metal instead of tubing.
-We have an awesome sheet metal sponsor, Progressive Mfg
-We want to more-easily service wheels, which was a big point of pain last year
-We need a stronger chassis, NE defense is famous for a reason
Other objectives for this year include (but are not limited to):
-Use more rivets
-Scope the robot’s capabilities to our team’s size (we’ve over-stepped a bit the last few years)
-Be better at scouting
-Win an award we haven’t won before
We are pumped for 2020. Good luck everyone!