From Maslab 2011
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.
DAY 3 Jan 5th
We got together and built a totally new pegbot in lab. We mounted the camera and one IR sensor and coded the robot to back up from a wall using the IR range.
DAY 4 Jan 6th
First parts of the dribbler were laser cut. Our two coders are tirelessly working on vision code which is being harder than what we thought. We decided to use as less screws as possible in mounting our real robot to be able to mount it/dismount it easily and quickly.