Monthly Archives: January 2010

Halfway Through

We’re about halfway through the build period, so I thought I’d post some more pictures.  I put them at the bottom of this post. As for the camera, I think I can get it to work on the classmate computer … Continue reading

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Comic

I modified this xkcd comic to show how I felt earlier today. Here it is:

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It works!!

We finally got the motors turning. Last night after updating both the development computer (the HP) and the classmate laptop (the small one) I finally successfully compiled and downloaded the program to the robot, and we were able to control … Continue reading

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FIRST Email: Robot Shipping Reminder/Awards Submission Info/Scholarships Update

Here is an email with some important information. What awards do you you think we should apply to?

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Software Problems

Despite my best efforts, I have not been able to get the software to work.  I will try to post questions on Forums and look for someone who might be able to help.  I might be able to contact the … Continue reading

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Our Trip to HP

Last Thursday, we went to HP and got to see where they do their engineering and some of the really cool things they make. Here are some pictures.

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A Saturday of Building

By now, we pretty much have a basic robot built. All that’s holding us back from having it run around the room is software, and I think I have that almost fixed. I updated the software on the laptops and … Continue reading

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The FIRST Week

We are now one week into the build period and are making good progress.  With the help of some engineers, we have begun the design process. We haven’t completely decided upon a design, but soon, we will hopefully have a … Continue reading

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