Game Hint #4

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BoeBots and More

We worked today to program BoeBots.

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We’re getting them driving all around.

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Next week we’ll be programming BoeBots with sensors!
We learned a bit about sensors and how they apply to the mechanical and electrical and programming sides of robotics.

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We had delicious cookies for snack

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And then we split up to work in our sub groups to program…

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To figure out how to lay out the components in the electrical system…

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And to CAD our chassis design…

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We had a guest visit us today! Good to see you Michael.

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Our Chairman’s group is meeting to prepare the framework for the essay.

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We’re working on making the presentation have a hook to engage the audience at the start, because the excitement of a presentation tends to go down over time.
We heard about Chairman’s presentations from some of our alumni.

IMG_9359.JPG It’s nice to have a lot of resources here to help us understand what Chairman’s submissions are all about.
We’re distributing fish fry tickets again tonight! Get selling!!

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Our business group has been busy writing our newsletter.

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Game Hint #1

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Mark Your Calendars!

The kickoff to our preseason challenge will be November 3rd.
You will work in teams, and have 6 weeks to defeat the challenge. We’re working with BOE bots this week, so you don’t want to miss it!

Stay tuned for game hints…

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Pre-Season Chassis Design

We’re looking forward to build season, and to get in the spirit we’re going through the process of how to design, wire, and program a chassis. Of course, we’ll be building a different version during build season, but it’s good to get everyone up to speed on the process now.

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We looked at a past robot design, and looked at ways to improve the chassis.

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We collaborated with the electrical and programming teams to troubleshoot some issues with our kit frame. It’s good to start collaborating early!

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We made priority lists for our new robot based on issues we’ve had in the past. We’re going to make sure our wiring has solid connections, and enough strain relief this year.

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Programmers each had the chance to upload their code to the test chassis and drive a bit. We’ll continue this process next week too.

Our business team started the process of creating our newsletter and we made plans for upcoming sponsor interactions.
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Chairman’s is moving along too. Ideas are being synthesized, and essay structures are being mulled over.

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As a whole group we spent time working with CAD. We’re going to use it to 3-D print parts for our pre-season challenge (which kicks off Nov 3).

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We 3-D printed some parts today and proved that it’s possible to contain water in what we printed. (Not a game hint folks!)

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We also learned how to wire a breadboard to make LEDs blink.

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It takes attention to detail, and good dexterity to get all the wires in the right spot.

As we left today we were given fish fry tickets to sell.

IMG_9299.JPG This is our main fundraiser event, the fish is delicious, so get selling!

We continue to learn new skills each week to prepare ourselves for the preseason challenge, and also for build season. See you all next Monday.

Note: We’re looking for a student who is keen to take charge of two videos: storyboarding, filming, editing for our reveal video and also for our chairman’s. If you know anyone who would be a good match for this job, introduce them to Mr. Wood/Ms. Bearse.

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