Benno was struck with a bolt of inspiration today--he figured out a way to reduce the stress on the worm gear by some 95%, which is amazing ( :0 ) From what I can tell, it involves cutting a rod using the Dremel and hooking up a couple spools of string to motors instead of wearing out our poor worm gear. JD is helping him out with that, so they're getting that all taken care of. The thread locker didn't work last meeting, so hopefully this will do the trick.
Also, Benno and JD are trying to come up with a design for our mineral-collecting arm, which shouldn't be too hard to add to the robot.
Jane, meanwhile, is figuring out the code for the hanging arm, but until Benno and JD finish what they're doing, we can't test it out.
37 days left until our FIRST (pun intended) qualifier! I can't wait ( :D )
We are the Droids, and we'll be keeping you updated on our progress.