Today we got a lot of work done from both hardware and software angles.
Today, the software team worked on teaching the new members github while also inviting them to our snack channel. Isaac got DogeCV to work today, and I started making the hardware map. The software team also got the new members up to speed on installing software, and gave them a crash course in Git. Isaac added DogeCV to the new repository, the one with the 4.0 version of the Robot Controller App software configured. Everything worked properly, eventually anyway, and Mineral Recognition has been successfully added to the new repository.
Also, marketing team created a poster to recruit new members. We updated a couple pages on our website and discussed upcoming outreach events:
ZANNA Function Book Signing (9/20)
Back to School Night (9/26)
Northrop Grumman Picnic (9/28)
We finished building next gen and boxy.
Temporary wheels in lieu of Mechanum Wheels
Using another motor as tension for the chain
And designed for the arm
Long Arm & Box
Claw and Collector
Hello everyone! Today’s meeting was a huge success for both hardware and software.
Hardware team made some huge progress towards disassembling our old-old robot kBot, repairing our software test robot Boxy. They even finished doing our parts inventory.
Software team started teaching some of our new members interested in software about our software. They also started implementing FTC 4.0 into our git repository, but were met with some resistance, so there is still work to be done on that front. Also, one of our team members has created a program using DogeCV, a library created by another FTC team, to detect a gold mineral.
We had a great meeting today! We have finally started the season in earnest, and did some great activities for preparing to build the bot. First we did team elections for all four team leads, captain, Software, Hardware, and marketing.
We did a Stu-Bot activity, hardware team started to inventory our parts, and Marketing team fixed some problems with the website. Stu-Bot is a popular activity in FRC, a competition similar to FTC but scaled up to football court size. We scaled down the FTC field 4 times smaller and moved around small LEGO cars to simulate the game. We learned that autonomous will have to account for the small space that both bots will be going to, and roughly how many minerals we can expect to collect.
Hardware team did some great work on inventory. They got almost half way finished! Some great charts were produced to show what each part was.
Marketing did some great work on the website. Check it out!
We decided to get together for the release of 2018 Rules and Gameplay video. We watched some conspiracy videos about the teaser. Then we tuned into twitch for the release. After the video came out we watched it several more times while writing down some rules and all the possible ways to score points. After we brainstormed and discussed for a little while we watched some competition videos of some of the winning teams for last year so we could get some more ideas.
Today we continued to welcome new members to the club. We discussed who we are as a team, essentially constructing a mission statement of sorts for the team as a whole. We talked about the FTC Challenge Kickoff that will happen on Saturday. We also set out guidelines for members planning on taking leadership roles in the team for the coming year.
Today we kicked off the season with our first meeting! We introduced new members, discussed rules and expectations, and watched the 2019 Rover Ruckus teaser video. We also considered plans for recruiting more people and the future of our team. Tomorrow our school will be hosting its annual Block Party, where we will start meeting new students at our school.
What should be a bright spring morning was instead gray and dusted in snow! Despite the overcast, students still attended on their Saturday off to continue to learn.
Andrew – Looked at cool code to learn from others and devolope my own coding style.
Isaac – Also looked at the code examples from other teams. Helped to set up the repository for next year’s code.
Troy – Worked on fixing the robots from the maker fair. Repairs are a work in progress.
Kai- Took nice pictures of our robots for a Sponsor Orbital, as well as start organizing sponsorship gifts.
Logan – I did “STUFF AND THINGS” on Github. I found some other teams code on Github and looked at a great state machine.
Isaac – Began constructing notes for the content of the first of a video series about the NavX sensor.
John- Worked on boring some holes on PCB and supervised the progress of Logan’s soldering job.
Andersen- Worked on assembling the Romi Chassis bot for Maker Fair. Learned how to solder for the first time.
Logan – Attempted to get a Raspberry pi to recognize a i2c Servo Controller for Seamore. Also soldered connections for the Romi Chassis robot.
Andrew – Worked on the Raspberry pi, and got the servo to work with python. I also debugged the Raspberry pi not detecting I2C. I am going to work on getting the car robot with the camera, and add DogeCV onto it.
First meeting since States, and we’re taking it easy! Members have some free time experiment on new projects.
Kavin-Worked on robot bird locomotive thing inside using CAD
Andrew – Worked a little on the autonomous
Logan – I made a sin up genius for the Maker Faire, it is vaseball themed
John- Worked on getting k-bot working
Igor – Helped Kavin with the bird lego skeleton
Troy – Worked on the wiring for the raspberry pi for the bird.