Thanks for checking out our build thread! Doing this on Chief Delphi is totally new to us, but the idea of an open alliance isn’t. As with many other teams we work with several local teams and learn a ton from them, so this year we thought we’d make it more public and have a thread on here! I have to give huge shout out to @Ty_Tremblay for being a major part of this! We were lucky enough to be picked by 319 in 2019 (when Ty was drive coach) in Detroit at the World Championship and I have been following this ever since then! We learned a ton last year from openalliance so we thought the best way to show that appreciation is to do this ourselves this year and hopefully someone else can learn from us!
Here are a few things about us!
• We are located in Jackson, Michigan and are out of the Jackson Area Career Center. In Michigan Career Centers are the “old school” Career and Tech Education (CTE) Schools or as some people may know it the vocational school. We are very proud to have the facilities we have there!
• Here is a link to a walking google map of our career center. If you navigate to Engineering, you will find our work space and lucky for me, my classroom. Jackson Area Career Center - Build Matterport Virtual Tour | 247virtualtours.com
• Since we are out of a career center, we pull students from multiple schools in our county. Although nowadays, thanks to the generous grants from the State of Michigan and the hard work at FIM, most schools do have a team of their own. That just allows us to work together with more teams locally!
• We have a full field (see the link above) to do our drive practice and testing which we open to any teams that want to make it!
• We have multiple machines with which to do work; A knee mill, saw stop table saw, dewalt “chop” saw, drill presses, mini-mills, lathe, multiple 3-d printers, multiple band saws, sheet metal / polycarbonate shear and brake, and our work horse and baby a Shop Sabre 23 CNC router!
That’s most of the basics of who we are! We will have several other students and myself that will be updating this thread as the season moves along. My hope is to get a viewpoint from myself the lead mentor, and the student viewpoint on how we execute our program. We will be sharing our prototyping process, our build schedule, any details of our designs, manufacturing processes, programming, and anything else we think of or anything anyone else thinks of!
Here’s our current projecting project timeline of the build season in a .pdf file and as a Microsoft project file.
2023 Build Timeline Jacktown Vectors V2.pdf (481.2 KB)
Microsoft Project Timeline: Team 2611 Project Timeline
Thanks everyone for checking this out and I look forward to many more updates!