Hi, my name is Dahany Choi and I am a junior on the FIRST robotics team Nemesis 2590. I was introduced to robotics through my friends and I was immediately hooked. The competitive aura within FIRST demands new and original ideas to succeed and surpass other teams. Although making the physical robot is an awesome experience, seeing the engineering perspectives of my team members and thousands of other teams around the world to the same challenge is amazing, as it keeps you questioning how you could’ve made your robot better.
As a third year member of the build team, my job involves designing and producing a functioning robot. This starts with a prototyping phase to produce innovative methods to attack the new game challenge. The working ideas are then implemented into a computer aided design program to produce a final robot design. This is all done while under heavy design constraints. Once the CAD model is complete, the fabrication process begins by writing CAM scripts that are then sent to our in-house CNC machines, which I also help operate.
My years on 2590 have been absolutely incredible. I have had the opportunity to travel around the country for robotic competitions including South Florida, Lehigh, Indiana and of course St. Louis, Missouri for the World Championship. Along with traveling, I have also had the opportunity to drive the competition robot in multiple events. With an already amazing two years, I look forward to my junior and senior year on Nemesis. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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