Author: Sawyer

  • Kinda Final Progress

    We tried to fix the hand (because it broke last meeting) but we couldn’t. The only way we could get it to work was to have the robot slide the hand down over the cone. We tried to make a hotkey for that movement, but we couldn’t get it to work. We finished the presentation…

  • progress

    We worked on the presentation slideshow. Nate finished designing our Shrek capstone. We tried to get the autonomous to work (by retraining the model) but it didn’t work because it didn’t detect Donkey, Fiona, and charming. We also went through the safety checklist and, luckily, we passed. Additionally we did a bunch of test driving…

  • ressProg

    Nathaniel repaired the hand because it broke last meeting. Sawyer attached the team numbers to the robot. We practiced driving the robot around the field and scoring cones. Sawyer got the autonomous working and now the robot can move to the three parking spots. Nathaniel made a Tinkercad model of our team capstone (a Shrek…

  • Lotsaaaaaaaaaaaa Progress

    We reattached the arm and the hand. The hand was not working, but we were able to debug it. We moved the place where the phone was and took a video of our team cone sleeve. Then we uploaded the video to and taught the robot to recognize Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey.

  • Arm Progress

    Sawyer and Nathaniel moved the mount for the phone to its final resting place. Nathaniel and Jacob programed the arm to go up and down. It didn’t work, but after a while of debugging we got it to work again. But after all that work it got tangled and jammed almost immediately.

  • Moderate to Severe Progress

    Nathaniel worked on the mounting for the arm, but we had to reconfigure the robot to make room. We than ate a lot of pizza, and we then had to change where the wheels were mounted.

  • Not Much Progress

    Sawyer worked on the autonomous programming for the robot. After many fails and re-do we thought that we had it right, but then it crashed and we will consult the creators of the library. Nathaniel worked on the claw and the arm. We had to re-print the claw so the connection tab was facing the…

  • Lotsa Progress

    Today we worked on the arm and the claw. Sawyer worked on fixing the arm. But unluckily it failed miserably. Nathaniel worked on the claw version 2 so it was more compact and made it easier to pick up cones. The claw will need redesigning for the grabbers, because the connecting tab was on the…

  • Progress 3

    SAWYER!!! CAM! OLIVER! KEVIN! NATHANIEL! We finished the structure of the brick racer and tested a couple of wheels for it. We decided to use Tetrix wheels in the back and omni wheels in the front, because it would make the brick racer go faster than all omni wheels or rubber wheels. We also finished…

  • Progress 2

    We finished building the robot for power play and pugged in all the cables. Then we started programming it but we realized we only had two weeks until the brick race so we started the fish.