First published in the Sept. 30 print issue of the San Marino Tribune.
Titanium Robotics has been hard at work, having spent the last week attending school events and redesigning a new T-shirt cannon in their second week of work sessions.
The engineering side of the Titanium Robotics team was crucial in this week’s series of work sessions as they started designing a new and improved T-shirt cannon. Mechanical and electrical teams joined forces as strategy captain Samuel Trisnadi and electrical captain Anderson Su “designed the prototype magazine system that would hold the T-shirts,” Anderson said.
Meanwhile, Engineering Vice President Yuxiang Zhang spearheaded prototyping the pneumatics of the piston. Once the prototype and pneumatics were devised, safety captain Gavin Morris led team members in figuring out how to connect the pistons with the magazine, thus integrating both portions of the new cannon the following day.
Additionally, the team attended several school events, including Club Rush, club recruitment, and several football games, where members launched the popular t-shirt cannon.
“This week’s work sessions were really fun as we had a great turnout,” said business President Amanda Lopez. “I’m excited to see what the team comes up with this coming week with their designs for the new T-shirt cannon.”
In the upcoming weeks, work sessions will be focused on making more progress in the construction of more prototypes for our new T-shirt cannon. Work sessions are every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:15 to 5 p.m. in room 308; the entire student body is invited.
Those interested in joining the team or have any questions may email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the team’s website at titaniumrobotics.com and @titaniumrobotics. Updates will be posted for upcoming events.
Titanium Robotics is a team consisting of over 100 students, mainly from San Marino High School, who come together with a common interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students learn from professional engineers and mentors to build and compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Challenge with a robot of their own design. Programming, electrical work, computer-aided design and business management are all run by student representatives, making the entire organization student-led.