Month

July 2018
27
Jul

Day 174 – RoboCup Canada, Day 7: Good Going, Guys n’ Gals

Today we headed to the venue confident that we could scrape in a few points by the end of the competition. That night before, we had spent our time re-crimping and rewiring every motor cable as we were relatively certain that they, as well as the torque issues, were the main contributors to the dying...
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26
Jul

Day 173 – RoboCup Canada, Day 6: Functionality Finally?

Today we got to the venue and immediately got to work. Today we had the bad luck of the last day except somehow worse. Unlike Monday, the runs started earlier in the morning and went until around lunch. Then there were more runs from after lunch until the early evening. Learning from Monday’s mistakes, I...
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13
Jul

Day 172 – RoboCup Canada, Day 5: Errors and Exasperation

Today was our first day of competition. Everything we had worked on for the past six to nine months was leading up to today. We got up early and went down for breakfast, enjoying the local delicacy of pancakes and bacon smothered in maple syrup. We left breakfast with full stomachs and ready minds, keen...
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12
Jul

Day 171 – RoboCup Canada, Day 4: Daunting Dilemmas

Today was the first day we spent at the venue. It was the practice day for all teams where we could all put our robots in the maze and test their functionality. Seeing as we didn’t actually have a functioning robot we mainly spent the time getting all the parts of our robot working.  ...
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01
Jul

Day 170 – RoboCup Canada, Day 3: Captivating City Curiosities

We spent today working on rewiring and testing sensors. We made improvements to the scripts on the robot too. Kyle worked on the motion tracking, he had some luck, we now had a pretty cool but basic tracking script. I ended up doing a little work on the frontend. This year, we opted for a...
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