Word has it that our order is arriving tomorrow! If it does in fact come, at least a few of us will be making a trip to IDEO (arriving at 5:30) where Jim has agreed to cut it for us.
In the meantime, we’ve been sending out emails and all that good (but not so interesting) stuff. We also took a look at this year’s new transmissions, and we’re hoping to use 4 cim motors, 2 per side, to drive our robot. Each gearbox FIRST provided in the KOP only hooks up to one motor, so our two options are:
1) buy 2 adaptors that’ll allow us to run one transmission with two CIM motors
2) buy 2 more transmission gearboxes so we have a total of 4 (this poses some mounting issues…)
Ah yes–and thanks to Allie and Nandini for starting in on estimating the weight of our prototype! We’re definitely going to need to keep track of this throughout the season!
Please check your email if you haven’t recently and respond to my email about travel. I (Julia) need answers from everyone by tomorrow morning at the latest–thanks to those who already replied!