But let's get to the big juicy, meaty, catch-you-up stuff. The team hit some bumps these past couple days, ranging from design flaws and miscommunication to discovering cracks in our team's structure. Despite this, the team knows that they no longer have the luxury of time. Dreaming about getting the robot done in the fourth week are no officially over. Now is not the time for dreams, it is now time to make those dreams a reality!
The programmers, without an actual robot to program, have simply been furthering their understanding of robot code. Their handy kit-bot, which has been nicknamed Sensor Bot, has been a handy tool for them to experiment with autonomous code and other miscellaneous coding methods. And here is your weekly reminder that I often have no idea what I'm talking about when I'm writing about the programmers. Oops. Javajavabooleanboolean.
The electronics team ran into their own little bump in the ballroom dance of life (totally just took that metaphor from English class) when they discovered that the chassis team did not communicate with them the structure of the chassis. They had to reconstruct their board, but as of now, they are almost done with it! It actually has to be mounted upside-down now. Screw gravity! (More importantly, screw physics. Why does it have to be so hard to understand if it's all around us. D:< )
The build team has a lot of stuff going on. Many, many thing going on. Progress is coming along, but it's kind of like the progress you see at the DMV. But it all seriousness, Everything is coming along really nicely. The pulley team actually has their pulleys all constructed. They have their axels, strings, belts, and motors all ready to run. And even the claws are on the track as well! And guess what? "What?" You ask. "What what?" I ask, in response. "What, what in the butt," you reply, because you're just that type of person. But what's really in the butt is that it can pick up two totes with our double claw action and set those two totes down on each other!! I AM SO AMAZE RIGHT NOW. (And completely overjoyed.) A second chassis frame has also been completely constructed. Things are really coming together. In addition, the team has devoted a group of builders to pursue arms that will go on the front of the robot that will pull in totes. It's really cool. Cooler than I can make it sound. Finally, there are a couple builders making a bench out of a surf board. The bench will be donated to the Booster Auction, and the team may gain some funds if someone buys it. Pulling in the dough.
Sorry for the big waterfall of text. Want to have a tl;dr? Well, we did things. Progress was made. We are picking up the pace and cutting the slack. TIME STOPS FOR NO MAN. *explosions*
Manipulate those totes, Team Pronto! (but not their feelings. That would be mean.)