Last year at this time we had a working (driving and shooting) robot. This year we don’t even have a superstructure on top of our robot.
We did get our parts back from the CNC router at TXRX Labs.
They are the white pieces in the picture. The rest of what this goes on should be revealed in the next few days, once the first parts come back from the sheet metal shop.
We are working on designing more of our parts to be less sheet metal since our turnaround times are a lot slower than we expected.
We did have Team 4689 from Royal High School here today to talk about programming challenges. We ended up moving them to Java because they had students that sort of knew Java already and were struggling to learn LabVIEW. It’s nice that teams have options so they can find something that works for them. They’ll be back this Sunday for the Super Bowl Bumper Build.
“If it’s a good idea and it gets you excited, try it, and if it bursts into flames, that’s going to be exciting too. People always ask, ‘What is your greatest failure?’ I always have the same answer—We’re working on it right now, it’s gonna be awesome!” – JIM COUDAL