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12/11

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As of were we are today, we've finished the midterm project with our robot and we passed with a B. It was our first run and we managed to do good at it. We decided to keep that score, because it don'st look like we're getting a better score than this. We are now taking a well deserved break. Also there was testing in our room, so we couldn't do much anyway. 

12/5

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From where we left off last time, we were getting ready to program autonomous and were about to start the podium challenge. We are practicing the podium challenge so that we are able to get the full amount of points for this challenge. Also, another thing that we are going to have to work on our robot's is the end effector; the previous one that we had was too heavy and too big, so we are going to have to downsize it so that it is lighter and easier to maneuver around. The claw/end-effector is a crucial part of the robot and is needed if we are to pass with a viable grade this midterm. On a separate note, we are now at our maximum motor capacity with our 12 motors. We have added our last, final motor to the robot, and it was placed in our launcher.





12/3

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Its officially December, this means that the challenges for the midterm are coming about, and the stress in on. The robots from the other groups look up to standard and seem to be in par with what we have. We are starting coding for the autonomous challenge, and we plan on doing the podium challenge today. Due to autonomous not always being perfectly accurate, we will have to put a margin of error and hope we can code good enough to get accurate and precise shots so that we can score.




11/29

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We're going to start fixing some minor things like a few loose screws and rearranging our wire management. We also plan on changing the end-effector to a less heavy material. This might be difficult due to the lack of available parts, but we can barter with a few people.








11/27

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We've returned from thanksgiving, so we're not going to do much today. We're just going to practice our robot handling for the future and see if there is anything that needs fixing. The robot works well at the moment, but there are some things that could be improved but not today.





11/20

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We just received word on what the next challenge will be autonomous. It will be difficult but possible. Tyler Asperger is the main coder on our team so it is his time to shine. Meanwhile, Jayce and I will optimize the robot so it will be able to complete the challenge in record time.










11/16

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Today we were announce about our midterm. There seems to be different challenges that we have to accomplish without doing much change to our robot, and they seem interesting. The challenges consist of two autonomous challenges, a high ball launch, a high cap, and a high podium. The scoring of these challenges are dependent on time; the timing for 20 point is <20 seconds, 15 is 20-40 seconds, 10 is 40-60 seconds, 5 is 60-90 seconds , and 0 is if it does not work. These points will be added and graded from 100 points, and the midterm will be based on that; the last day to do this is the 21st of December. We hope to do this before the due date, so wish us luck.