You can't have progress without some setbacks. We've got too many jobs to do that can't be done without the other jobs being done first.
Build team is spending the whole meeting taking the robot apart and putting it back together. They build a part, change their plans, then pretty much disassemble the whole robot just to put one part on; lather, rinse, repeat.
Electronics is backpedaling as well, but at least they're catching their mistakes early. They made some mistakes putting wires together, but at least it wasn't anything unfixable. As of right now, they're mapping out the electronics board before they make any components for it.
The coding gremlins have hit a wall with making the robot driveable. They'll have to think their way out of this hole of math problems before they can get any more coding done. One a more productive note, the game elements team is just about finished with the scale! A few loose ends are being tied up and we need a wall for the robot to slide against, but other than that, we're done!
The team is working hard to keep up with our goals, and we're making great progress.
Programming is getting situated with a new gyro, and we're just cleaning things up a bit on the website!
School was cancelled today, but a good robotics team never takes a day off! The whole team is hard at work:
Our coding gremlins are battling technical difficulties with the encoders.
The game elements team is currently building walls for the scale.
Build team is designing the system that our robot will pick up power cubes with. Or, as they have taken to calling it, "picking up chicks." I'm sure it makes sense to them.
And here's us updating the website and writing this blog. Inception!
Here we are on Day 2 of build season and the team is working like maniacs!
After watching yesterday's release video, a thorough review of the rules and specs this year, and a very successful brainstorming session, the team has settled on what features this year's robot will have.
Today, TroBots are working on the belt spacing for the new robot competition chassis, reworking the test chassis (so it mirrors the competition chassis), creating the intake elevator/belt system to move the cubes, repairing and installing programs on some of our laptops, and building our practice scale base so our robot has something to climb.
As of yesterday's kickoff, there were 3,652 teams in 27 countries! Competition should be fast and furious this year...we can't wait until our first meet on March 9 & 10... Stay tuned for more updates!