Jan 16 2014

New Knowledge

Tonight the team decided that to properly be able to utilize the pneumatic systems, they had to LEARN. After all, learning equals knowledge, and knowledge is power. The more powerful our team is, the further through the competition levels we go, and hopefully all the way to SAINT LOUIS!!!

The programming team successfully worked the code to operate the solenoid. They worked side by side with the electrical team, who wired all the electrical components together, and the pneumatics team who made sure that the solenoid was being used in a manner that did not place anyone at risk.

The main function of the pneumatics team is to learn as much as humanly possible about pneumatics and all its associated dangers. This is a good thing!

While the team acknowledges that there is a certain amount of risk involved with working around the various tools of the trade, so to speak, we DO NOT take lightly these risks. To quote FIRST, “the hardest fun you’ve ever had”. They DID NOT say “the most dangerous fun you’ve ever had” The objective is to be safe and have fun at the same time. And, of course, Build A Robot!!!