Benedict cut away a small rectangle of the Lexan on top of the chassis so that we could fit the arm onto the robot and still be able to rotate it using a motor. It's strong enough that when someone holds it up off the ground and turns that motor on, the chassis will rotate itself to meet the arm--which means that it's strong enough to lift itself up during a match. Now all we have left to do is design, build, and attach our hook/scoop and write the programs we need, and we'll be good to go for the competitions. Well, plus fundraising and preparing for the judges' presentation.
It hasn't even been a month since the season kickoff, and already the robot isn't far from being finished. ( :D )
The weather was great outside today, making an excellent opportunity to take team pictures. Our team marker has also been made, complete with the Lego R2-D2 and blue marker signatures from all four team members.
We are the Droids, and we'll be keeping you updated on our progress.