Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Today, we are pushing ourselves harder to get the code perfected for the robot. We were able to get closer to allowing the robot to finish the course, but unfortunatley someone exited out of our program and we forgot to save.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Today, We made very little actual progress o the Robot. We were stalled due to the battery not being readily charged. However due to this setback we were able to figure out a problem with the chassis, which we fixed with new screws to hold everything into place. By the end of this week we will continue programming the figure-8.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Friday, May 11th, 2018

Friday, May 11th, 2018

With the school year coming to an end we are speeding up, this includes getting the robot to finish this challenge at least by next week allowing us to move on. Today however we are making strides with the programming of the robot and estimate its 90% done.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Monday, May 7th, 2018

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Today we have gotten the robot to about 50% compatibility with the track, it is performing the correct turns but only stops due to bumping into the chair on 2 of the last turns. We are currently working to finish this problem and improve the robot's ability to finish the track.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

So we have completely fixed the previous problem in the code where our robot will continuously bump into things. Now we are working on getting it to make the proper amount of turns to complete the figure 8. We figure by next week we will have it 70% of the way to completion. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

We continue our trek to complete this first challenge, we've finally solved a previous minor wiring issue so that our robot finally turns where we want it to. Sadly we still ran into programming problems that allowed the robot to continuously bump into objects, this will be pending to be fixed. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Friday, April 27th, 2018

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Sadly, we are still working on the figure 8. Our major problems being how wide our turns our and the inability to finish the course without a collision. We estimate to be completely done with this challenge around mid-may.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Today We worked on the figure 8 once again, simply trying to get it all to work. We've decided to scrap our previous code and completely build it back up from the ground up. Hopefully by the end of April we will finally be done. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

SO we continue to make changes to the robot trying to make this figure-eight actually come to fruition. Sadly we were not able to complete our task due to our batteries being on low charge and only able to move the robot to a certain point. We have since then put the batteries to charge and are ready to test out our fresh code the following week.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spetznaz 2.0 Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Today, we ran a series of tests to see if our programming has finally been able to solve the figure eight challenge. Unfortunately it hasn't and we will need to review it the next time we meet. Also to add to our woes the handle for our robot came apart and the machine suffered some damage that needed attending to quickly.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Friday, April 13th, 2018

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Today we finished our SolidWorks assignment having the robot fully represented inside the program. We still have issues with the Figure-eight, specifically the last turn before it completes the figure-eight. Next week we will work towards finishing this challenge and taking on the next one.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Monday, April 9th, 2018

Monday, April 9th, 2018

While I was working on finishing up the blogs, Joey was acquiring the SolidWorks parts. We are editing the Figure-eight program to finally complete its task. Hopefully by Friday we will have the program finally finished and ready to go.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Spetsnaz 2.0 Friday, April 6th, 2018

Friday, April 6th, 2018

So we figured out the problem with our programming is that our robot needed extra lines of code to help it make the turns we needed. It was about this time we came to the realization we had to program 2 figure 8's for our robot to do, thus we'll continue that next week.