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2011 - Logomotion Robot
So far, this year's robot is being built in seperate modules.
Our minibot can climb the ten-foot pole, and it now can turn on and off automatically. Its deployment arm is complete (and uses no power). We may build a spare minibot now that the robot has shipped.
Our programming is going swimmingly. We plan to use the camera to ensure that our drivers can actually see the robot, and the code's all falling into place.
We have a six-wheeled chassis with a dropped wheel in the middle. All the motors are attached, and wiring is complete, arranged, and color-coded. We were even able to airbrush the chassis in our trademark stripes.
We have a pair of arms. One is simplicity itself - a pole with a claw on the end to grab and place the tubes. The other is a bit more complicated. It's a telescoping arm with three extentions. Attached to the final movement is a shoulder with a claw on the end, allowing the arm three degrees of freedom (height, angle, and grip). Unfortunately, it's not done, but we were able to hold it back. We'll finish it in the coming weeks.