I'm hoping to vlog for the team over the summer. I've been interested in film for a few months now, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to test it out a bit by vlogging. I was playing around with a camera at today's meeting and I came out with a little video clip in about two hours. So obviously it's not very good. Still, it was fun to make and it has some good sides. I was sort of thinking it would be an intro/outro something for a vlog. So here it is:
Like I said, it needs work. But I think it shows promise! Leave a comment and tell me what you think!
I have NOT been keeping up.
Sorry about that. In summary:
We managed to finish the robot! It was actually finished the day before competition. So that was scary. I forgot to take any pictures during the qualifier. Sorry about that! :/ I'll try to remember next time.
That's the robot just after the competition. The two biggest things from competition: We need a bigger sprocket for the grabber motor, and we need to use competition balls.
Why? Because we realized that the flapper isn't strong enough to pull the balls up. This is still harder because the balls we were using are matte plastic. The competition balls are glossy plastic, so they're a lot more slippery. So we weren't able to score in the basket.
Also some of the gears are grinding on the wheels, and the wheels aren't all on one plane. So we can't use the holonomic system for autonomous.
Still, we won the motivate award! We think it was mostly Aaron's doing, he's been maintaining our twitter account and using relay chats throughout the week. So he's pretty cool for that.
That's the list of tasks we want to accomplish before next qualifier. We've already done some of them. I'll try to keep you posted as we complete more!
We are the Droids, and we'll be keeping you updated on our progress.