Almost a week into the season and we’re busy prototyping, connectingour computer to one of our previous robots, and creating a new website.
Today, we split into small groups again and focused onvarious projects.
Nicki M., Yael,and Chloe worked on prototyping the device for collecting the basketballs,creating a design where two bent plastic pieces rotate and guide basketballsinto the robot.
Sarah, Austin, Dani, Katie, Yael, and Nicki M. worked on a moredetailed prototype of the conveyor belt, using pool noodles duct-taped aroundmetal rods, surgical tubing stretched between the two metal rods, and wood with holes drilled in it to put the metalrods into. They also worked onprototyping the wall behind the conveyor belt, using two pieces of foam coreconnected with L-brackets to create a corner for the basketballs to moveup.
Alice and Aneesha worked on a prototype for the basketballshooter, while Claire worked on building a model of the robot with a tiltedconveyor belt. Anna researchedtank treads; we’re still unsureabout our drivetrain. Nina and Sara drew a potential robot design.
In programming, Shifrah, Katherine, and Kylie succeeded ingetting a robot to communicate with the computer!
Becky and Carly worked on the new team website (coming soon!).
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