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What to Expect!

By design, the program has been restricted to a six-week period to facilitate high intensity while mimicking time constraints that real-world engineers routinely experience.

Expect to schedule about 40-60 hours of extended team meetings during the six-week period.

Week Primary Objective
Week 1
Study the problem, brainstorm conceptual solutions, prototype using cardboard, get electronics working (in general not on the robot yet).
Week 2
Choose embodiment designs for base, arm, and gripper. Create detailed sketches of individual parts. Construct simple robot parts.
Week 3
Produce formal drawings for common robot parts. Produce other robot parts from refined sketches. Assemble working robot "base" with basic working arm...begin driving.
Week 4
Construct final gripper and begin formal drawings of all tested parts. Build basic marketing booth with placeholders. Compile information into presentation.
Week 5
Practice driving to identify problems. Refine design of individual parts and document changes.Compile design notebook. Practice Presentation.
Week 6
Practice driving, polish driving strategy, polish gripper, polish marketing efforts.

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