We discussed two main ideas: a pulley system and a belt system for our robot. In the end, we could not choose the best of the two babies to work on, but we ended up decided to prototype these children and see how they fare as adults. (translation of my gibberish: we are going to test each individual part's proof of concept and ability to produce the results needed for the competition game.) The builders then split into five teams for prototyping: the chassis, the belt lift, the pulley, the rack and pinyon claw, and the belt claw. To wrap up the day, they planned what materials were going to be needed for the days allotted to prototyping: tomorrow and Saturday.
Meanwhile, the electronics team was working on creating a board for their team and the programmers to work on. The programmers were reportedly "flashing the roboRios," which does not actually mean to flash any private parts, but to actually set up these electronics to receive Java coding, which is the type of code our programmers work in.
So finally, we are going to start seeing not only our brains moving (or not moving, for some near the end of the days), we are going to see our hands building, coding, and putting things together! Yyyessssssss hhhahhhaasrehhahadudb *starts salivating* Everyone is super excited to test some ideas, learn how to work with mechanisms, and just in general use the wonderful auto shop our school has blessed us with. Hallelujah!
Get pumped, Team Pronto!