F1 - Safety and Measurement
This introductory information sets the standard for Build as a division. Safety is of paramount importance, the number one goal of robotics is that we go home healthy. Before a machine can be used an understanding of how to use it safely will be confirmed with a sign off by a technical mentor on a Machine Safety Form. A new form must be filled out for each student on each machine for new seasons starting in the fall. General shop safety must be understood to continue on with the Build Division development path.
If you can't measure it you can't make it. Measurement is at the heart of fabrication and assembly, and is the core of the Build Division.
The critical measurement tools that must be understood to move on in the build development path are:
- Measuring Tape
- Dial and Digital Calipers
- Automatic Centering Punch
- Dychem Marking Fluid
- Carpenter Sqare