We have now accomplished all parts of the challenge. Our first official try of the midterm challenge we achieved a score of 70% while our second attempt resulted in a higher score of 80%. Now that we've finished the midterm we are done with the requirements needed for the 2nd quarter.
Monday, December 10, 2018
This is the week we finalize the autonomous and manual challenges which make up our midterm grade. We have finished the code for the autonomous portion of the challenge and must practice the manual portion now until each section of it can done in 20 seconds consecutively. We will continue to run the code for autonomous and perfect it while also figuring out the best way to accomplish the manual portions within the qualifying times.
Friday, December 7, 2018
The end of the week is here and were practicing the challenge manually within the arena. Once we have the manual maneuvers down we'll need to move on the autonomous portion of the challenge. As we go along with the practice of the challenge we are faced with different difficulties such as the axle misalignment and motor attachment. These smaller problems we are fixing along the way while also perfecting our strategy for the midterm challenge.
Monday, December 3, 2018
This week we will begin to test the robot and its ability to maneuver around the obstacles and challenges within the arena. We will need to be able to complete t`he challenges both manually and autonomously. The midterm challenge includes 3 elements needed to be performed quickly and consecutively using the controller and a code for autonomous. These elements will include hitting a flag, shooting a ball, as well as flipping a cap. The solid works design for our robot will also be worked on during the week and will need to be accomplished hopefully by the end of next week.
Friday, November 30, 2018
We've now finished the code for the robot and will begin to test the code within the arena. Now that the code was finished we'll need to test and adjust it according to obstacles and variations on the robot and within the arena. This will most likely be done over the majority of the next few weeks.
Monday, November 26, 2018
This week we will continue to work on the programming for the robot challenge. Because the challenge is somewhat extensive we will need to have code covering many different elements of the challenge. Not only do we need to code for the manual use of the robot but also the autonomous code for both near and far positions in the arena. This week will also need to be filled with adjustments to the robot physically.
Monday, November 19, 2018
There's only two days of school this week due to thanksgiving. We have decided to work on the programming for the robot. Once the programming is finished it will need to be tested. This will be accomplished and then we will move on to the adjusting stage and make any changes to the code that need to be made.
We have now accomplished all parts of the challenge. Our first official try of the midterm challenge we achieved a score of 70% while our se...
This week we finished the base of the robot as well as begun to configure a mechanism primarily used to eject the balls within the the arena...
The end of the week is here and were practicing the challenge manually within the arena. Once we have the manual maneuvers down we'll ne...
This week we mostly worked on finishing the solid works model needed to represent the robot we've built in the last few weeks (seen belo...