Saturday, January 21, 2017

Day 12

Today was the day of the design review. Since this is a public blog, I won't go into the details, but most of the time was spent talking about designs.

After the design review, we ate lunch, graciously provided by one of our member's parents. During the afternoon, we split up into subteams.

Drivebase subteam took the drivebase apart and put it back together again for the umpteenth time. The drivebase has six (!) wheels and works - sort of. To quote the drivebase's subteam lead, "It depends on what the word 'works" means".

The gear intake subteam continued to figure out (in other words, argue over) their design. Part of figuring out the design involved going back to the classic debate over picking up gears vs. taking them from the loading station.

Meanwhile, software setup eclipse and git on another laptop. The hope is that this laptop will be used for testing instead of the other one, which is very old and certainly acts like it.