Today is the last Saturday before our first qualifier next week. The pressure is intense. The software team had a software code freeze. Though there is some intresting code that we were not able to implement, it will be available for our next qualifier at Battlefield. Andrew - Wrote the autonomous for each balancing stone.... Continue Reading →
Ayaan and Geoffrey: Went through all the pictures on the Team's google drive and picked out photos for the Engineering Notebook and completed the Whiteboard and Notebook Sketches by uploading the photos and adding comments to them Duncan: made an outline for the hardware notebook section and had Ayaan and Geoffrey work on adding information... Continue Reading →
Competition is just 10 days away! Hard work on notebook has begun as well as coding nearing its completion. Software: K-bot is 50% programmed! It can move Isaac - Began to add NavX code to other working OpMode in attempt to debug; it worked. Notebook: Duncan and John- worked on notebook pages and summaries... Continue Reading →
Today was a very productive day for both the software and hardware team. Progress on boxy, Ocscar, K-bot, and autonomous! The website had a few tweaks overall. Hardware John: Mounted the NaVx module onto "Boxy" which is now the strongest on most secure piece, finished work on upholstering one of the grabber arm for "Oscar",... Continue Reading →
As we approach our first qualifier, we are preparing to begin crunch week. Fragments of robot and design our coming together as things get hectic. Marketing Kai: Extensive design work on the website Judging Team: Meet and discussed judging session plans with Herndon mentors Coach Simmons and Coach Koca Hard ware Duncan: finished adding... Continue Reading →
FIRST Lego League Team We invited the FLL team Candy Legos to visit our Saturday meeting with the Langston Hughes team 6633.We gave the kids a tour the Langston Hughes Tech Ed room / meeting space, showing them what their future robotics meetings would look like. We discussed and gave them advice on their project... Continue Reading →
We decided on Tshirts today, and mounted electronics on Kbot. We continued working on the code for the NavX sensor. Software Isaac: Started to add code for the implementation of the NavX sensor in course correction in Autonomous mode(s). Joseph/Kara: Worked on turning to an exact degree based on the robot's dimensions. Next meeting will... Continue Reading →
For the first time in Team 7729 history, our competition has been posted on the school website as an official upcoming event! You can see the announcement here: Robotics Competition--North Central Virginia Qualifier We would like to thank our school's webmaster, Mr. Richard Del Conte, for spreading the word about our event!
Our school hosted its annual club fair yesterday, where students could go out into the main hallway during lunch and explore the extra curricular activities offered by our school. We had a table where we talked to people and passed out flyers.
Meeting Agenda: Software: Isaac - Implemented some elements of the NavX sensor. Test opMode tells you if you have turned 90 degrees in either direction, and also tells you whether you have turned too far. Plans are to implement this fully as a course correction mechanism for the bot. Logan & Andrew - We... Continue Reading →