What's The Buzz Buzz Robotics Newsletter Issue 2 2020 - Page 4

Plan for the Season Buzz is implementing some new techniques for improving ourselves this year. We are using the CAD program Solidworks in which we digitally de- sign our robot before construction starts. Going along with CAD, we are logging parts online to stay organized in both a parts database and GrabCAD so the whole team has access to parts from each subteam. Before we start building, we have a meet- ing called “Design Review” where each subteam looks at and approves the mechanism to be built, so nothing collides later on the robot. At the end of all of our meetings, we have a stand-up meeting on the playing field. We stand in a circle to discuss progress of the robot and subteams. The meeting is meant to be 5 minutes long so no discussion is unnecessarily prolonged, so everyone stands dur- ing the meeting to ensure that it stays short. With these new protocols, we are more productive than ever and on the way to a very efficient build sea- son. Issue 2: February 1, 2020 PAGE 4