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Week 13 5-10

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We continued to have problems with our robot. And we had to make adjustments to the rubber rollers and to the motors. We also had problems with the weight of robot. One side was too heavy which made the robot fall forward when it picked up the ball, so we had to come up with a way to add weight on the other side or remove some weight. Ion figured out a way to center the weight and now the robot works. We have finished our Racket ball challenge and now the  are on the autonomous. Where we have to do the exact same thing, but the robot has to do it by itself.

Week 13 5/6

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We are still having trouble building the robot, we have also been in and out of exam testing, so we have, and will be barely in class this week and the next. We are still working on the "scooper" part of the robot and we have added the extra motor. We also have remembered that we have to keep a look out for the battery voltage levels. 

Week 12 5/3

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We started assembling our parts and adding a "scooper" like curve at the end of the robot's arm. We are trying our best to think about what would be best for the robot without having to rebuild it over and over. Our plan is to use rubber rollers that will help the ball roll smoothly toward the robot instead of away from it. 

Week 12 4-29

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Today we called for a official for the tetrahedron and now we will begin working on the next challenge. In this challenge we have to scoop of a ball and drop it inside a pole. Unlike the other challenges this one might give us a few problems. Today we started off with taking off the previous challenges' parts and started gathering materials for the new challenge. 


Week 11 4-26

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completed the autonomous. At first we were having a small problem because the robot arm would slam hard and the tetrahedron would fall on the floor instead of on the pole. We found the problem and noticed on of the screws were too loose and needed to be tightened and then it started working. So now we are done with this challenge and next week we will do a final call for Mr Martin.

Week 11 4-22

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This week we will start o the autonomous. The most import thing about this challenge is the coding. Our goal is to do the exact same thing as the last challenge, however the robot has to do it by itself. We have figured out the coding and today we started programming it and testing it out on the robot. 

Week 10 11/18

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We finished our challenge 40 seconds in. It was surprisingly not as hard as the last one. But next week we will start a new challenge, the Autonomous. In this challenge, we have to do the exact same thing with the tetrahedron, but the robot has to be programmed to do it by itself. Since it is a short week, when we come back on Monday we will get right started with programming the robot and hopefully we finish this challenge as fast as we did the last one.