Sunday Build Update – 2/10/19 – Buttons and Pixie

The programmers of the PixyCam2 have spent so much time with it that they've decided to give it a name. They've officially deemed the camera "Pixie." Creative, right? Pixie was worked to near completion today. Attached to the new silver bot, it identifies colors so that it can practically drive itself to pick up Cargo. … Continue reading Sunday Build Update – 2/10/19 – Buttons and Pixie

Saturday Build Update – 2/9/19 – The New “Newbie Bot”

Construction of the so called "Newbie Bot" began today. It's a robot that is being made wholly by first year students, with only overseeing and slight assistance from adults, returners and alumni. This bot will mostly be used for testing purposes upon completion, but its greater goal is to better teach these students the inner … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 2/9/19 – The New “Newbie Bot”

Friday Build Update – 2/8/19 – Driving In Style

It's the dream of every young boy and girl of this generation... Imagine, using something more familiar than a drive station to pilot robots. Yup, that's right! The limited number of drive stations has led testers to a new solution... We can drive using an xbox controller!!! Programmers begun the process of configuring the drive … Continue reading Friday Build Update – 2/8/19 – Driving In Style

Saturday Build Update – 2/2/19 – Camera Work

Today, two cameras are in development. Not only is the PixyCam2 is getting some touching up, but a Webcam has joined the OZone roster! So, how did the left picture become the right...? Programmer Mitch worked the Webcam this morning. His goal: have the camera identify the location of orange cargo and only orange cargo. … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 2/2/19 – Camera Work

Friday Build Update – 2/1/19 – Elevator: To Work or Not to Work…

Elevator work flourished today in the OZone! The project: allow it to stop at different levels. But it didn't run as smoothly as one might hope... https://youtu.be/zBMVV7SOl8o In testing it, the elevator would get stuck at the top limit switch and need slight assistance on its way down. In addition, a piece broke! (below) The … Continue reading Friday Build Update – 2/1/19 – Elevator: To Work or Not to Work…

Sunday Build Update – 1/27/19 – Problems and Pixy 2

The elevator, under construction... In the shop today, teams worked on finishing practice apparatuses, attaching motors to the conveyor system, and working on other prototypes for ball intakes. Electricians Lily and Sam worked on fixing limit switches with crimps, and moved onto a 3D model of the arena. Drive Team and programmers are testing prototypes! … Continue reading Sunday Build Update – 1/27/19 – Problems and Pixy 2

Saturday Build Update – 1/26/19 – Rise of the Elevator!

Today's focus was our Elevator! While the Programming Team worked on transforming files and researching as well as finalizing Elevator coding for magnetic limit switches, the CAD team began 3D printing housing for our potentiometer. 3D Printing the potentiometer housing. A potentiometer is a device that measures its own rotation and outputs a number between … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 1/26/19 – Rise of the Elevator!