Friday, December 7, 2018

Practice Makes Perfect 12/7/18

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

Testing Testing 12/3/18

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

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.
   

Practice Makes Perfect 12/7/18

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...