Category Archives: Build 2010

Software and Parts

Just finished all the code for manual operation of the robot. Everything should work once we have all the part on. However, we have to be careful because there are no limits to the switches and it could be dangerous … Continue reading

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A New Home

M.E.S.A. has become more than a club. It has become an extended family, particularly after our FIRST venture began. I am now happy to report that on Saturday, February 6th, this wacky misfitted family has found a new place to … Continue reading

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Designs

Here are some designs I drew up for the piece of sheet metal we are putting on the top of the robot. UPDATE: We have decide on the first one with the round seal.

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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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