Sunday, September 28, 2008

Success! Our first robot program works!

On Wednesday we had another robotics meeting, and were again quite productive. We discussed more designs and strategies and managed to run a program that controlled the chassis and 4 motors of the robot (using RobotC)!

[Since the meeting I have been trying to get a program written that uses the compass to keep the robot in the same direction.]

The motors are very powerful, but we get a message on the NXT controller that the batteries are low, when they obviously aren't (they run seemingly forever on one sliver of battery according to the meter).

I was personally excited about the new opportunity to use polycarbonate to aid in the design and aesthetics. Take a look at this video:

I hope we can use this too, though I wonder where we might get a heat gun.

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