pic: TerrorBytes 2015 Shooter Plate


First draft of the side plate of our off-season shooter robot. Any comments you guys have are appreciated. In particular:

Does the pocketing make sense? I’m not too concerned with looks or how aggressive I can get, but did it look strong enough?
We are planning to use 1/4" thick plate. Is that appropriate?
Any particular pitfalls with plate manufacturing that we should know about?

This is our first CADed design that will be going out for manufacturing so any help is appreciated!