FTC 7314 Engineering Notebook 2014-12-29

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Competition Season Meeting

Meeting Date Meeting Time Location Attendees
Monday, December 29, 2014 6pm-9pm TCHS Brandywine Akhila, Trevor, Brad, Laura, Eric, CJ, Josh, Justin, Braden

Tasks Reflections
Drivers Practice
  • Akhila, Josh, Justin, CJ and Braden all switched off driving and operating, while Brad, Trevor and Andrew switched off coaching. Throughout the practice, there were a few problems such as, the "bapper" getting jammed, and a few times the robot got stuck on some of the whiffle balls, but with practice the drive team learned to work around or fix these problems.
  • Josh scored 177 in his first practice match and 130 in his second match
  • Braden and Josh scored 130 points in a practice.
  • Eric and Brad scored 158 points during practice.
  • The team improved over the night as they overcame some of the issues that arose.
  • All interested in driving are currently studying the game manual for a written test that will decide the fate of the drive team!
Mechanical Fixes
  • At one point a chain for or drive system came off due to a driving error, but it was fixed. The team will have to find the root of this problem and diagnose it.
  • Laura, who was not driving, worked on various programming tasks throughout the night.
  • She changed the controls for the operator when Akhila and Braden suggested new controls.
  • She also created a test program that wrote all information from an IR seeker to the screen of the NXT, so it could be used to debug autonomous at a later date.

Action and idea Journal

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