These are the tasks we need to complete before the October 13, 2018 KILLSWITCH Deathmatch.
|Task||Notes||Skills Needed||Status||Challenge Accepted By|
|level arena floor||floor sections not currently bolted down to frame. some sections may be off-square?||metalworking||-||(?)|
|add compressed gas bottle holders to frame||construct and weld to frame brackets for propane and nitrogen bottles so they don't sit on the ground, but are contained and integrated||metalworking||-||doug (design), (?)|
|add battery tray to frame||construct and weld to frame tray to hold two car batteries||metalworking||-||(?)|
|rework power supply to accommodate 12V battery option||add cutover switch and cabling to enable 12V battery operation rather than relying on external 120VAC source||electronics, maybe light metalworking||waiting for battery tray||issac, (?)
|calibrate controller & weapon timing||arena brain firmware did not get calibrated last year before being put in service||coding, pneumatics||-||issac, doug|
|replace exhaust fans||existing exhaust fans have died; need to be replaced with new, reliable ones||electronics||parts ordered||issac, james, (?)|
|brand arena||our name and logo should be added prominently to all sides of the arena||painting(?)||-||(?)|
|make "KILLSWITCH" sign for arena roof||we need a carnival-style sign to go on the roof. it will need tall legs to get above the awnings and need to be removable for transport. it should have blinking/chasing LED lamps.||electronics, construction, coding||RGB LED strings purchased, design pending||issac, (?)|
|complete exterior lighting||colored vertical LED strands to decorate uprights and indicate game status||electronics, 3d printing||lights purchased and assembled; awaiting installation and wiring||issac, james, (?)|
|secure and reinforce walls||clear plastic walls currently taped in place. should be secured to frame [somehow] and a stronger "rail" added down low to contain new, more violent bots. ideally, low rail should be clear as well so kids can still see in.||(?)||-||(?)|
|add cameras inside arena||video from inside arena would greatly aid later promotional efforts||electronics, (?)||cheapo four-camera video surveillance system is available for use if desired (see issac)||(lead needed), james, (?)|
|recruit referee||we need someone conversant with the KILLSWITCH rules on the hook to watch bouts, call foul as necessary, and declare winners||assertiveness, observation||-||james, (?)|
|recruit videographer(s)||we need someone to record video of the fights and the crowd for future promotional purposes||videography, stamina||-||(?)|
Want to get involved..? Awesome! Post in the KILLSWITCH channel of our Mattermost server or mail the Board.