Two FIRST robots, one built by team 1216 Oak Park and one built by team 3302 Clawson, are undergoing final assembly in i3Detroit’s workshop. Just two weeks remain in the build season, and there’s at least three weeks’ work to do. Situation normal! At least we’re not snowed out, like many school-hosted teams.
The end of build season is marked by “ship date”, at which time the robots are sealed in giant tamper-evident bags and/or shipped off to their competition locations. Between now and then, there are drives and kickers to finish, pneumatics to perfect, control systems to integrate, and an entire autonomous-mode program to write. Drivers need practice time, too! No wonder the pitch is a bit frantic.
Anything with wires, solder, or batteries is welcome at Tuesday’s electronics gathering. This is a “birds of a feather” session, with no specific lessons planned. Non-members, just to be clear, are welcome as always!
If there’s interest, it might be fun to go along the electronics workbench and play with the various equipment: Power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes and meters. We’ve got a decent setup here, and this would be a good chance to get some hands-on fiddling time.
Tuesday February 9th, 7pm, 322 e. 4th st, 48067. See you then!
It’s time for another Open Shop Friday. Tonight we will be exploring the new chemistry equipment, playing with fire, working on music circuits, working on the cupcake car modifications and that is just me. Who knows what the other members will be working on. Swing by to check out the space if you have never been or work on your project of the week. The party starts at 7pm. See you there.
What’s good for the goose is good for the [michi]gander, right? Let’s do it again! Second Friday of the month works out to February 12th. 7pm-ish?
It has been a long work in progress but the i3 Detroit Podcasting Studio is finally up and running. It is a professional set-up with 4 stations, streaming capabilities, skype & 2 track digital recording. Please swing by i3 Detroit and check it out. We are encouraging local podcasts to come and utilize the facilities to make their podcasts better or to get a change of pace. If you have any questions about the set-up, send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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