Sharon FVC teams visited the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, hosted by an incredible group of Olin students who are involved in mentoring FIRST teams.  The Sharon AngelBots (FVC 44), Myotonics (FVC 78) and Unlimited (FVC 13) presented their robots, and their experiences in the FIRST Vex Challenge Half-Pipe Hustle season to date.  After discussing the challenge and getting invaluable advice, the teams got to tour a number of lab areas in the Olin Academic Center, including the machine shop, robotics labs, the Materials lab, and many other areas of interest.  It was a great experience for the teams, and many thanks go to our hosts - Simon, Eric and Mikel.

We hope to be able to work with Olin in upcoming seasons, in meeting the challenge of FIRST!

Arriving at Olin

Sharon Eagle Unlimited (FVC 13) in lot A

Arriving at Olin

Sharon Eagle Unlimited follow the Yellow Brick Road

Arriving at Olin

Sharon Eagle Unlimited to Academic Center

Arriving at Olin

Golf ball mortar in display case

Arriving at Olin

Sharon Myotonics team (FVC 78) arrive

Arriving at Olin

Teams wait in entry area

Meeting with teams

AngelBots in lecture hall

Meeting with teams

Myotonics & Unlimited in lecture hall

Meeting with teams

Unlimited in lecture hall

Meeting with teams

Unlimited's robot & Benjamin

Meeting with teams

Eric & Simon, with AngelBots coach Ron

Meeting with teams

Myotonics robot with goat mascot

Meeting with teams

Myotonics robot sans goat

Meeting with teams

Focus on Myotonics

Meeting with teams

Unlimited team presents

Meeting with teams

AngelBot robot

Meeting with teams

Simon, Mikel & Eric contribute

Meeting with teams

The view from the back

Meeting with teams

AngelBots demonstrate

Meeting with teams

Julia, Michelle & Nawal of the AngelBots

Olin tour

Simon shows metal lathe work

Olin tour

View of Olin metal shop

Olin tour

Richmond 600 3-axis CNC mill

Olin tour

Work table in project lab

Olin tour

Work area for Mikel's Capstone Project

Olin tour

Group intent on Mikel's robotic tractor project

Olin tour

Mikel explains the importance of the engineering design process

Olin tour

Robotics lab

Olin tour

Servo controller in robotics lab

Olin tour

Autonomous vehicle in robotics lab

Olin tour

SnakeBot in bio-mimetics lab (note LEGO components)

Olin tour

"Monty the Python" mascot in bio-mimetics lab

Olin tour

Walking robot in bio-mimetics lab

Olin tour

Dis-assembled Segway in bio-mimetics lab

Olin tour

Alternate SnakeBot in bio-mimetics lab

Olin tour

Lounge/discussion area in bio-mimetics lab

Olin tour

Simon, Eric & Mikel explain bio-mimetics

Olin tour

Foam to mock-up proposed devices in a product research classroom

Olin tour

Brainstorming for prospective products

Olin tour

Breaking down processes into components to avoid assumptions

Olin tour

Instron 5582 tensile tester in materials lab

Olin tour

Materials lab presentation

 


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