Blog

A day-by-day log of our progress, achievements, and sometimes our setbacks.

Day 190 – Control Unit & Access Point

Hello! It’s Barney again. I am here to give a few updates regarding S.A.R.T’s progress, considering we haven’t had an update for cough two months...
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Day 189 – S.A.R.T. Team Description Materials for Q1 2019

Authors: Connor Kneebone, Matthew Williams, Jack Williams, Alexander Cavalli, Aaron Maggs, Ryan Ewyk, Riley Cockerill, Michael Cavalli, Charlotte Drury, Graham Stock, Ryan Millard-Cartwright Published: 17th...
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Day 188 – SLAM

At the end of 2018 we were gifted a TurtleBot3 Burger by our new sponsor, Tribotix. A TurtleBot is a low cost robot that we...
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Day 187 – Next Gen!

Say hello to SFX’s new SART team! This year’s team consists of three year 11’s, Barney Bruckner, Martin Hosking, Anthony Gambale and two year 12’s,...
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Day 186 – Plans for Autonomy and ROS

Hello! I am Barney, I’ll be taking over autonomy for the next two years for S.A.R.T. This post isn’t actually about the progress of autonomy,...
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Day 185 – Partner Helps S.A.R.T. Shake off the Shackles of Slow Sites

When we graduated St Francis Xavier College in 2017, we didn’t think we’d be back here writing a blog so soon. The great wheel that...
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Day 184 – Stopping Servos

An issue we’ve commonly faced while operating our robot is that the servos will keep spinning if the script crashes or if we exit the...
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Day 183 – Autonomy In Motion

Now that we have a rather nice PID controller, it’s time to test it! Enjoy responsibly Using just a PID controller alone, we can implement...
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Day 182 – Centering with a PID Controller

On our way to autonomy, one of the things we need to have is the ability for the robot to center itself left and right...
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