Evan has been ill this week, and the robot has been at his house since last Thursday (hence no meeting Tuesday), so Mark had to go to his house before school and grab the robot and the parts.
During the meeting, Hunter made a new TeleOp, TeleOpHR that used all of the current motors we have on the robot, such as the Scissor motors, the hand motors, the hand servo, the drive motors, and the scoop motor.
Mark built a scoop to move rings from the floor to the base plate on the field.
Mark and Hunter yesterday (11/5/12) went to a meeting for our school’s Math and Science Academy, MASA. They presented a proposal we had written a few weeks earlier, asking for $100. The presentation went well and we got our money. Thank you MASA boosters!
We attached some of the motor boxes in an efficient way so all of the ports were open to all of the robot, all though we were still a little unsure of the placement. Erik and Chris and Dante helped with that. Mark experimented with some ideas for the hand using servos as well as NXT motors for the hand to place the rings on the pegs. We came up with an autonomous, or at least a basic one that could have served to at least move the robot around. Hunter and Fletcher worked on the teleOP a little to code just for servos and NXT motors. Evan made small adjustments just to the frame for convenience.