Our chassis that we designed in the summer of 2017 and used last year for the 2017-2018 season is re-usable, which means that we don't have to build one from scratch this year. ( yay :D )
Our phones for programming are on low battery, but Jane is still able to wrote pseudo-code while they charge. There have been some problems with getting programs that have been uploaded to the phone that communicates with the robot to run for more than a split-second, but hopefully we'll be able to solve that soon.
Benedict has gotten started on designing the arm of the robot with CAD software and figuring out how to fit everything within the 18-inch cube sizing limit. We're going for a hook/scoop design to lower us down from/lift us up to the lander and retrieve minerals from within the crater walls. He's also begun attaching the support system for the arm onto the chassis.
We are the Droids, and we'll be keeping you updated on our progress.