Meeting Log

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Meeting Log By Bhanaviya, Charlotte, Kenna, Evan, Arjun, Ethan, Janavi, Karina, Austin, Lin, Jayesh, and Omar
Meeting Log January 05, 2019

Today's Meet Objectives

Winter break is coming to a close so for today's meet, we have more ambitious goals than usual. Some goals for today include lowering the latch on Superman so that it becomes more hook-friendly, taking a team-picture, and re-assign presentation slides.

On the robot, Evan lowered the latch system so that the system would be compatible for the hanging task. After the latch system was lowered, bolts on both sides of the lift system had to be moved so that they would allign with one another.

In terms of code, Arjun is working on using internal Tensorflow Object Detection code to grab frames for the autonomous to avoid any bugs in the custom code he has written so far. Additionally, he is working on ensuring accuracy in the output of the OpenCV pipeline so that it will consistently sample correctly.

With the alums as our judges, we did a thorough presentation runthrough. A critique that persisted from our "judges" was that we weren't as enthusiastic as we could have been. So, we decided that a better way to convey our energy was by finding out a way in which we stood out from other competing teams. One for us to stand out was the back-and-forth debate between Karina and Evan on Mini Mech vs Big Wheel. Since that interaction effectively conveyed both the iterative nature of Iron Reign's engineering process as well as our team's quirks as a whole.

And last but not least, we took a suitable team picture for our journal - this one encompassing both current and old members of the team.

Next Steps

Now that our presentation has been improved upon, the next step is to have a group run-through before we're ready to present on Jan 19th. Robot hanging and a working autonomous are our biggest priorities for the upcoming qualifier, so we will meet over the next 2 weeks.

Date | January 5, 2019