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Our first post of 2012!

posted Jan 13, 2012, 11:57 AM by Glenelg Robotiators   [ updated Jan 30, 2012, 5:17 PM by Mark Carman ]
Hello everyone, and a happy new year!  We have been busy in our first week preparing for the Rebound Rumble. 

On Monday, we learned the details of the Rebound Rumble and watched the kickoff videos.  We then separated into groups, one looked over the rules to determine what criteria and constraints we had for building the robot, the other two groups looked at what strategies we could implement for our robot.

On Tuesday, we found the dimensions and materials we will need to construct all of the parts of the course.

On Wednesday, we began construction of a prototype shooter and began programming the camera to recognize the reflective backboards behind the baskets.

On Thursday, we continued building the motors for our shooter, and the programmers updated the computer to new operating systems to improve their capabilities.