Monday, January 27, 2014

Day 24: Octocanum on the ground

Sorry for not having a post yesterday, we were hanging out with a few young teams at the Houston Bootcamp build day round 2.We were working on getting their electrical systems worked out and finalizing their build plan for the last half of the season. We'll have some of them over to our shop this weekend to work on bumpers and to continue improving their robots.

The Mecanum wheels finally came in today. We were able to get them on our chassis and we had them driving around.  The code still isn't 100 percent and we don't have driver/field-centric control yet, but once we do we think this drive train is going to be very fun to drive.

We also had one of our senior students, Collin, working on laser cutting and bending our next round of parts. Here is a video of him bending one of the pieces for our collector.

Tomorrow we should have parts back, and we have already talked to our powder coat sponsor about getting the parts in to them this week. If all goes to plan we might have two running robots at the end of week 5. (Though by saying that out aloud we've all but guaranteed that everything will not go to plan.)

- Spectrum

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” - E.M. Forster

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