Today was filled with lots of discussion and prototypes concerning new hooks. In the morning, we had made three new hook designs which a group took to Jimmy at IDEO. After coming back in the afternoon, the build team split into two groups. One group modified and expanded on one of the simpler prototypes while the other group had a heated discussion on the dimensions and placements of the hooks and arms on the chasses.
The programming team was also working hard today. They cleaned up the electronics board, coded and fixed the pneumatics and two-speed transmissions, and finished the code for the pusher downer. With all these tasks now finished, they have started to attempt to code the climbing arm.
But what was really exciting was old Gatorbotics members, Annie, Meg, and Sarah, visiting us. Meg came and helped with the PR team, and Sarah came with the gift of cookies.