Friday, November 30, 2018

Finished Program 11/30/18

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

Programming Robot 11/26/18

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

Thanksgiving Week 11/19/18

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.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Been Built 11/16/18

The robot has been finished and is ready to be programmed. The arm and the shooter are mounted onto the frame of the bot.The cortex and wires have also been added to the robot. The gear mechanism used for retrieving the balls is also done and needs to be programmed.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Arms 11/12/18

This week we will focus on building the arm which will be used to pick up and flip caps within the arena. The arm will be built long enough to mount the caps on top of the poles on the perimeter of the arena. This arm will be mounted to the back of the robot in order to stay within the 18 x 18 model and within competition regulations. The arm will be used to pick up caps both manually and autonomous.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Building Ramps and Arms 11/9/18

The new parts for the robot design will be built and put on the robot next week. On the robot, once the ball is fed through the gears and onto the ramp down to the new launcher it will be launched towards the flags.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Ideas 11/5/18

This week we've moved the launcher to a new location and decided on a new design for the robot. The new design for the robot will include 4 gears fitted with rubber bands in the front of the robot in order to pick up balls within the arena as well as an arm fitted to the back to pick up and flip  caps.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Mounted 11/2/18

The end of this week included the mounting of the launcher to the back of the robot. This task is finally complete, and we are ready to begin the construction of the arm needed to lift and place the blue/red caps within the arena.

Finished! 12/13/18

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...