20 Feb 2005 Botnerd   » (Master)

Well saturday the Robot Ramble Science Olympiad competiton didnt go so well because when I got there I found out that the goal was not like a soccer goal like I prevously thought it was opnened at the top instead.It was awful because I designed my robot to mainly scoot objects across the floor but since the goal was opened at the top there was no way I could get a single object into it or pop the balloon inside.But my robot does have a arm which I was going to scoot objects with and that didnt work so I tried to lift them with the arm but it was no use becuse it only went halfway the hieght of the goal(which measures 30cm cubed).The robot was built from a kit which my school bought from Edmund Scientifics and its tethered control with differential stearing.A group of two girls did the best they had a platform from a carpetrover like the ones lynxmotion sells and it looked like their controler was from a radio ctronled air plane which they used to control the carpet rovers servos.They did the best because they poped the balloon but they nor anybody else got a single object into the goal.Hopefully my new design will win next year.Its a preety good one two just building its going to be a challenge.

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