Monday, December 5, 2016

Week Fifteen - Monday: Tetrahedron Code

After repairing our robot's arm, we began the code, the most essential part of the challenge. We've been testing the code and it seems to have a few kinks in the code that are causing the robot to not perform to our desired standard. We hope to resolve these errors in time for the deadline of the challenge, Tuesday.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Week Fourteen - Friday: Interruptions

We completed the robot's code but unfortunately we weren't able to complete the challenge. For the majority of this week, we worked on Gmetrix training tests and we had to modify the robot's arm and complete the code, since we're taking our actual certification tests next week. The challenge is next Tuesday, and hopefully the robot will be complete by then.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Week Fourteen - Monday: Houston, We Have a Problem

Our robot is still having some issues when it comes to the challenge. Due to the wheels being faulty, the robot doesn't drive forward properly and instead it has a tendency to drive towards the left. However, it seems with the proper positioning from the actual tetrahedron stand, the robot is able to complete the challenge. The problem is isolating the specific location.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Week Thirteen - Monday: The Autonomous Tetrahedron Challenge

This week we've begun programming our robot to be capable of completing the autonomous tetrahedron challenge. After an error of miscommunication, a group member had accidentally taken the arm off of our robot, so we had to essentially reconstruct the arm.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Week Twelve - Friday: Tetrahedron Challenge Completed

We successfully completed building the robot, SolidWorks, and the tetrahedron challenge itself. With just a few modifications to the robot and a bit of practice, we were able to complete the tetrahedron challenge with just a few seconds to spare. Our next challenge is going to be the racquetball challenge. We're very close to the beginning of the starstruck challenge.