Tuesday – Day Four of Break

Tuesday: November 22, 2011

More join the crew today. Our number was four team members – 50% of the team!

New Additions:

  • Ball sweeper: attached to the Vertical Lift Robot; tested with racket balls
  • Ball sucker-up-er: attached to the Vertical Lift Robot; tested with racket balls (potentially to go on Little Robot and Arm Robot…?)
  • 3rd edition arm: torque on axles severely reduced – hopefully they won’t warp anymore; test driven – can function fairly well

Points of Interest:

  • It is essential to maintain good wiring (and equally annoying to wire everything neatly)
  • Control boxes run in parallel
  • Strategy: is it better to pick up few balls and lift a crate really high, or to pick up a boatload and not lift the crate…?

Mock competition tomorrow. Everyone get prepared, a good dinner and sleep recommended.

P.S. Arm Robot scored 100 points in teleop mode! (without a time limit)

3rd edition arm
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