If you've been following MegaHurtz Robotics, you know that we have received a tremendous amount of support from some very special sponsors. Two years ago, through their generosity, we began the plans for a new robotics workshop. The plan was to have it finished enough that we could be in it by the 2022 season. As with everything right now, the unpredictability of availability, resource constraints and a multitude of other factors, our new move-in date is late Spring 2022! In some ways this is a relief for the team. It would be impossible for us to both be working on a new facility and our new robot.
With that being said, we have started changing the way we operate in the workshop. The new space will be nearly 100% modular. All our tables, benches and tool carts will be on wheels so we can easily move things around as the season progresses from Design to Build to Drive. A major upgrade for us in this new working model is our brand new, height adjustable table! We also have new mobile workbenches. In the two weeks since kickoff, we've noticed a huge difference in our productivity and effectiveness working on the bot and the subsystems.
We are extremely excited to get a small glimpse into what working in the new workshop will be like next season. There is still so much work to be done on our new shop and we hope that anyone passionate about STEM (STEAM) would consider contributing to our GoFundMe that will help pay for the new equipment and tools we'll need.
More information is available here: https://gofund.me/7b7bd4e7
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