Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Day 18

Due to various conflicts, today's meeting was sparsely populated.

Fortunately, our team continued to work on our new robot:

-The gear subteam continued to work on "crazy silliness", according to our Robot Lead. This silliness seems to have consisted of taking off the intake, drilling holes, and putting the intake back on again
-The drivebase subteam kept working on figuring out where everything on the robot will go. This process mainly involved making CAD models in Inventor.
-Programming managed to send data from the raspberry pi to the roboRIO. This data is primarily for calculating the route to the peg. Afterwards, the team was also able to setup a vision target for testing vision processing.

The team also ate dinner (Fried rice, broccoli, and shrimp. It was delicious!), as well as some fortune cookies. With about one and a half boxes left, the team is frantically eating all of the fortune cookies before they go stale or moldy. One interesting fortune read, "Better be cautious at first than tears afterwards".