Many veteran teams say that strict adherence to a time line is crucial to their build-season success. I think we should make a timeline and try to stick to it. You can review what we have actually discussed in each meeting here: Meeting Notes Archive. Please help complete a schedule below...

when editing, remember that each week's most important goal is in bold

Week

Goals for Week

1
Understand the game..................done
Determine game strategy...................done
Determine the optimal drive train for the game (if possible create CAD model)........done
Determine methods for manipulating game pieces...........done
Start building the base...not done!
2
Start building the base
Prototype different manipulation techniques...........In progress
Choose the best manipulation technique (if possible create CAD model).....In progress
Begin programming basic mobility
3
Attach motors, gearboxes, battery, necessary electronic components for basic mobility.
Finish programming basic mobility.
Determine the best appendage for the manipulator (if possible create CAD model)....In progress
Begin building manipulator.
4
Test and refine drivetrain
Practice driving
Build the appendage
Finish building manipulator

Begin programming for appendage and manipulator
5
Finish programming for appendage and manipulator
Test and refine drivetrain, appendage, manipulator
Practice driving all systems
Begin building crate
Begin building control board
6
Test and refine drivetrain, appendage, manipulator
Practice driving all systems
Finish building crate
Finish building control board