Author: Lucy Nguyen
It’s the third week of building and the team had been progressing steadily.
Though it was a very hard and long week since the school is having midterms, our build team still managed to make headway: Not only did they finished making the game pieces for testing, they have also finished collecting the parts for the new robot. Our new robot requires a lot of new parts, which required to be ordered and delivered, but a large percentages of parts come from our old robots. These previous robots we built, if they are not to be used for demonstration, will be tear down and savaged. This process cut down a lot of our fees and thus, our hard-earned sponsorship could be redirected towards other areas.
With the game pieces completed, the field is set to be assembled immediately upon the completion of our prototype.
Our electrical team has started on their electrical box after a week of careful planning. They have finished setting up all the basic and necessary electrical components and wiring.
The programing team are done with the codes for the first portion of the competition, the Automated. It was a complicated task in that the robot was required to move without a driver. We had to calculate the shortest paths possible for our robot to reach the scale as well as our course of action. We also have to account for our alliances, in case a team had a preference for a specific location. The next course to tackle would be the codes for the Teleoperated portion of the competition as well as making various refinements.
THE BLOG TEAM
Jenna McCleese, Freshman