Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day 37: Everything is ready

We prepped all the parts we needed for the construction of the final robot. Every little spacer is ready to go and should make final assembly very quick.

We had more friends over today. This afternoon we were joined by the Discobots at our build site. They ended the day by getting some good test shots out of their robot.

We did a bit more programming today and worked on the vision code that will allow us to detect which goal is Hot in autonomous mode.

We worked a bit more on the launcher but never got the consistent 18ft shot we were looking for. It's not crucial for our strategy so we'll be stopping the pursuit until we can ensure the rest of our priorities are accomplished.

We finished up the CAD models for our week 6 laser run. It will include a few new parts for our collector and also some replacements for our pneumatic cylinder mounts on the drive train.

The Chairman's essay is now finally under 10,000 characters but it's always a struggle to keep it that way. We have so much to say and so little space.

- Spectrum

“Trust your passion, identify your dreams, and find the courage to share them with others, no matter how many times they call you a fool.” - Bill Strickland

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