KILLSWITCH punchlist

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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 in progress doug, jondale, ryan
calibrate controller & weapon timing arena brain firmware did not get calibrated last year before being put in service coding, pneumatics controllers recalibrated; weapons pending issac, doug
replace exhaust fans existing exhaust fans have died; need to be replaced with new, reliable ones electronics fans replaced, rewired; as yet untested, spares ordered issac, tracy
brand arena our name and logo should be added prominently to all sides of the arena painting(?) design in progress issac, tracy, dominique
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. (?) - (?)
onboard referee we need someone conversant with the KILLSWITCH rules on the hook to onboard our referee and make sure applicable expectations and current rules are communicated to our referee assertiveness, observation Link to existing rules sent to Dan, need to have one-on-one meeting with Dan and review (?)
sealing roof the electrical boxes on the roof of the trailer should be covered and sealed to make them watertight, as well as filling any gaps or holes in the roof not afraid of heights - (?)
test flamethrower aim once hazard timing is calibrated, ensure flamethrower is aimed so as to be showy and effective pyromania - (?)


Task Notes Skills Needed Status Challenge Accepted By
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, (?)
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, (?)
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) (?)
rebuild decorative flamethrower dragon the dragon decoration is a bit weathered and looks disapopinted art - sean(?)
recruit videographer(s) we need someone to record video of the fights and the crowd for future promotional purposes videography, stamina - (?)


Task Notes Skills Needed Status Challenge Accepted By
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 Complete, referee secured - Dan Ciarlette Dan Ciarlette

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