On Wednesday (11/14/12), Spectrum had the opportunity to tour the Solarcraft Inc. facility. Solarcraft (www.solarcraft.net) is a local company that makes power products for critical electronics equipment in remote areas. They will be assisting us with the manufacturing of our robot in the 2013 FRC season.
Team Photo in front of their laser cutter
Each of the students on the trip was able to operate the 130 ton CNC break.
Our students were also able to drive the Segway that they had on site.
It was a very informative trip as the students had a chance to see the design and construction process of several of their products. It’s amazing how similar it is to an FRC robot build process.
CAD -> construction -> parts installation -> wiring -> testing
Thank you to Solarcraft for being such generous hosts and we can’t wait to work with them more this season.
“Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.” – Garrison Keillor