Started work on ARC(II) with a new team and I am already
My new team members have proven troublesome with my method
and have branched off with their own design insisting on
things such as tracks in place of wheels, tracks have in my
experience proven slow and requiring special gearing that
in turn can result in the robot breaking apart; simple
sensor assemblies in place of my sophisticated "trumpet"
style assembly which provides three directions of tounch
sensing with two touch sensors in place of the usual two
sensors-two directions; creating an entirely new design
instead of recycling my previous chasis and reworking it to
work better; and random numbers in the program for turns
instead of fixed turn times that require less fiddling.
Also I have had a great amount of stress placed on me from
the teacher who has asked that I aid my fellow Junior
Competitors as well as the Senior Competitors that are
doing another entirely different project. I understand I
did win last years competition and most of my attention
when I am bored (which are great periods of time every day)
are shifted to thinking over designs, but I am working on
getting my own design done and work myself up a great deal
on that alone.
I will try to get a robot page set up on this site for last
years ARC and try to bring you more updates as things sort
themselves out and the date of the competition draws closer.
Working hard till then: