Problem solving skills

With the packing up day closing in, the main issue involving the robot mechanism that the Mad Rockers have  to solve is weight. With the can grabber being 8-10 pounds, it conflicted over the weight requirements of FRC. The Mad Rockers used the engineering process to overcome this situation. To lose the weight problem, we changed to aluminum bolts, are getting help from our sponsor, Proto Machine Works, to shave down unnecessary weight on all metal pieces, and we exchanged the sponsor boards, which were 2 pounds each, for lighter plastic. The motors are 2-3 pounds, so if we need to make a last effort, we can. As of now, the weight issue is under control. Next stop: wire up more limits.

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