OK, 1 month to go to meet the St. Paul Science Museum/Shapiro deadline for having my robots build the first proto - robocity. I've been working like a phene, but chances are I'm not going to meet the Nov 8th deadline. Right now I'm about a month behind and I really didn't understand how much infrastructure had to be in place - it's amazing. I could put 2 or 3 guys to work and still not make it.
But that is neither here nor there, I've got a month, I've found an arm design I like for the first robot so I've started throwing the electronics together and programming it. I've got a real good idea of what needs to be done and what corners to cut. and the game ain't over.