Some of you might remember me from my recent post regarding the Thomas 215 air compressor, which I was interested in as a result of my interest in, and I quote: “standardizing our electrical and pneumatic systems”.
While decisions have not been reached, or truthfully, even discussed at length, I can say honestly that the information gained from said thread was utile enough to convince me to spend a far longer period of time binging ChiefDelphi, one of a great many symptoms of my ongoing FRC-based addiction.
So here I am, having returned to query the masses of knowledgable Mentors and Alumni yet again, with a slightly different topic this time around. For years Team 3256 has survived without any real part management systems, operating purely within the limits of our own mental constructs, and held together only with the thinnest, weakest strands of sanity we had left, cobbled together from the collective consciousness that is the build season hive mind.
Obviously this did not work incredibly well, with a multitude of problems I had the great pleasure of being able to witness firsthand, as a freshman during the late 2020 season, Infinite Recharge. Part names included, but were not limited to:
- et cetera, etcetera, etc....
And trust me… it gets far worse…
One of my principal goals within the quarantine offseason has since been to alleviate the problem, especially when the assembly of the final robot was delayed by almost two weeks as a result of no record being kept of manufactured parts.
I’m not kidding.
They literally sat around in a box for two weeks, completely unnoticed.
Luckily for us all, the first steps have been taken to alleviate this problem.
As recently as last Friday, prominent team leads were called together for a meeting regarding the possibility of using Notion, or perhaps a self-made Notion clone, as a collaborative workspace and part management system.
I have proceeded to draw up the first prototypes of such a system, and have decided that running it past the (mostly) wise denizens of ChiefDelphi would be a bright idea quite unbefitting of an idiot such as myself.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you:
The Part Management System:
Here’s another thread about Notion, the source from which 4414 planted this idea into my head:
Here’s another thread about Cheesy Parts, the Part Management Platform of the Cheesy Poofs, from which I stole the enclosed Part Numbering System:
Thanks for all of your help and support!