Meeting LogTags: organization and think
Meeting Log September 15, 2018
Today Austin, an Iron Reign alumni, visited us from A&M! :)
Today's Meet Objectives
As our brainstorming and discussion continues, we are putting our ideas into action and making various prototypes and designs. We will continue to work with our new recruits and let them participate in a meaningful way with our building and in getting ready for competition.
Since the game has been released, some teams have already revealed robot reveals, like a 30 hr robot video that was recently posted. We watched and discussed this video. Though we will probably not use these designs, we have learned a lot from them about the game and what kind of competition we should expect.
Since last meeting, we have begun prototyping the many ideas we have discussed, often with unconventional materials. Today, Abhi worked on a hook for hanging off the rover at first with Styrofoam, and then began a 3D model. Evan started working with our new linear slides (see the picture below); we expect to use linear slides a lot this year, with reaching into the craters and hooking onto the rover. We pre-drilled some holes into these new slides using an optical punch and a drill, but. Janavi worked with a different linear slide kit, this kit is lighter than our new kit, which is helpful, but it is very delicate and requires precision to put together.
Evan looking through an optical punch
Evan with a linear slide
Many of our new recruits returned today and have continued to be active. During the week, we received the field parts, so we had them help us put it together so that they can be familiar with the field design and with certain power tools. They also helped with various devices we worked on, like the linear slides, etc.
Field assembly progress from our new recruits.
We plan to use the chassis we built this summer for preliminary autonomous testing. Janavi and Kenna got Garchomp up and running today and added a better and more secure phone holder so we can run autonomous. We began exploring in Open CV so that we can have a visual tool to find the gold minerals; the algorithms we are exploring can be used for both autonomous and tele-op. We also began mapping autonomous after our discussions last time and we began to make our marker.
Open CV progress
Today's Work Log
|Team Members||Task||Start Time||Duration|
|Karina||Robot build and team marker design||2:00||4 hrs|
|Abhi||Open CV||2:00||4 hrs|
|Charlotte||Blog and brainstorming||2:00||4 hrs|
|Ethan||Working on blog||2:00||4 hrs|
|Kenna||Robot build||2:00||4 hrs|
|Justin||Field assembly||2:00||4 hrs|