Steven and Jim mounted the electronic components on the drive train today. It's taking shape. Minor control issues but they'll get it. Can't wait to test on the carpet.
The team built the frisbee targets and loading station today. Their huge.....we need more space soon!
Team learned how to read prints, layout and cut the materials and assembly.
We had frisbee's flying Friday....it was at the end of the meeting but they were flying.
Programming and electrical assembly moved ahead. Slow process but it's getting there.
We'll concentrate on mounting electronics on the drive train and getting the drive going. We have carpet so we can test traction and steering with the four wheel drive. We may need to modify the drive train.
Programmers can build the drive program then start initial programming for other items we want on the robot.
We need to firm-up the design of the frisbee thrower and detail final construction material for it.
Install plugs on batteries and number/label them.
Organize parts and tools so we can find items we need.
Brainstorm frisbee pick-up system and prototype ideas/needs.
Prep for Sunday build of field elements.
Wednesday's meeting went well. The team did additional prototyping on the frisbee thrower, mounted the motors and gearboxes on the drive train, continued assembling the electronics for the drive system and worked on design for frisbee pick-up system.
Vicky reserved rooms in Lewiston for the competition. We need to discuss fundraising, travel and meal expenses.
At Wednesday's meeting we'll finish the drive train and mount the electrical equipment. If Steven and the programmers are on their game we may be able to test drive on the carpet sample from Mardens.
Got several good items for the team today.
Today the team did a lot of brainstorming, and have broken down into two subgroups for now. We have looked into three or four major robotic requirements to learn more about: throwing, retrieval, driving, and climbing. In addition we completed the inventory of the Kit of Parts. This week we will start working on building field elements a
Nic C and Drew working intently on the Challenge solution......NOT!
Catey talked our ear off the whole way down and back!
Jim and I eventually had to turn the radio up so we could get some peace! :-)
Drew & Nic C contemplating the Challenge while they enjoy lunch at Miss Portland Diner...
.....maybe it was just the menu they were studying!