Saturday, January 19, 2008

Week 2 Build Update

Our drive base and tower are finished - we need to build our gripper, and then the four-bar arm! This year's game features trackballs that are larger than the robot, so getting them into our possession is going to be one of the biggest challenges.

Our small electronics team is busy wiring a neat lay-out that fits all on one sheet of plexi (so it can be easily detached from the robot). The programmers are confident that the customizable drive code is working and a simple hybrid mode will keep us on track, the only question is whether we want to use sensors such as a gyro or accelerometer.

The 6-week build season is already a third over, but I think we are on track!

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