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Pre-IAP: Our team met for 30 min on December 9th 2010 so we could talk about ideas and time availability of the team members.

Present: N'Sink, Rafa, Roberto Absent: Javi

MASLAB DAY 1: Due to problems in flights, half the team could not make it the first day. Rafa and Roberto worked tirelessly against bad firmware and annoying battery clips to make the robot talk to the computer as well as move the robot forward for the first time.

After getting the first checkpoint done, N'Sink came back to Boston and sat down with PeloLoco to discuss mechanical designs. We considered numerous design strategies for a ball thrower but we came across many difficulties and decided to build a dribbling robot first, and then explore the possibility of extending it.

Now off to a good nights sleep!

MASLAB DAY 2 Jan 4th

Worked on the CAD in the morning. We are using a rubber band mechanism as a dribbler and a foot by foot robot. After several flight and health problems our entire team was able to meet for the first time and worked in getting a good prototype done for the the coder to play with.

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