Busy day. Busy, busy day.
Ten to...whenever the last person left. A very long day, that's a definite.
With how few people there were, everyone had to work together instead of their normal two factions of programmers and mechanics. Today, they installed the encoder and motors - more specifically, they connected the encoders to the motors, then connected them to the test version of their power distribution board in an attempt to calibrate the encoder.
While this went on, they worked on the second elevator (sorry, the "Tote Manipulation, Elevation, and Depository System" - or is it the "Recycling Can Manipulation, Elevation, and Depository System?"). This second elevator is meant to pick up and move the recycling cans. But in order to do that, they not only had to build the elevator, but also had to install the pneumatic actuators. This is still a work in progress.
And thanks are in order to the Mom Squad (+James) for bringing the hard working students sustenance on this long day. I'm pretty sure they appreciated it. ...Pretty sure.