Today was spent working on climbing and autonomous.
A new motor and gearbox were added onto our climber, replacing the old ones. With these new additions, our robot can now climb in 8 seconds once we have grabbed onto the rope (compared to 20 seconds at Glacier Peak).
After we finished working on the climber, autonomous testing began. Although some networking issues prevented autonomous from working at all at Glacier Peak, the team believes we have fixed those and hopes to test it out at Auburn this weekend.
Just in case, the team also implemented a "dumb" autonomous mode. In this mode, Falca will simply drive forward for 4 seconds, crossing the baseline and earning 5 points.
We hope to see you this weekend at Auburn!