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Development Updates

S.A.R.T Development Blog following the iterations and breakthroughs the team makes to all things hardware and software.

28
Feb

Networking, more like net-not-working

I have been working on setting up the UDOO x86 Ultra while everyone else has been working on the chassis. Setting up the software on the UDOO came with its fair share of problems. The robot runs a number of programs and scripts, mainly Apache web server to serve the control website, and a number...
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07
Feb

The Men with the Plen

Today the team spent time in discussion with our new mentors, discussing the current stage of the robot. A number of decisions were made, regarding the focus of our resources. We have decided to outsource our major 3D printing operations to commercial companies. This means printing quality and accuracy will be improved. It will also mean...
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08
Dec

S.A.R.T NG+

We’re the new S.A.R.T team, and we’re in charge now. We are Connor, Ben, Erin, and Kyle. Now that that’s out of the way; we began working on some new modifications we could do to the project. New Control Panel We are building a new control panel to replace the previous one which is not...
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01
Sep

S.A.R.T. Team Description Materials

Authors: Matthew Williams, Jack Williams, Aaron Maggs, Ryan Ewyk, Riley Cockerill Published: 1st of September, 2017 Abstract The Semi-Autonomous Rescue Team is a small group of Robotics and Information Technology enthusiasts formed in late 2015 with the intent of creating a Robot capable of competing in the 2016 Rapidly Manufactured Rescue League (RMRL) at RoboCup in Leipzig, Germany. The project started with the basic...
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31
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Six – Symposium)

Day 6 was another – unintended – early morning, giving us time to make our way to the Aichi University Nagoya Campus for the 21st annual RoboCup International Symposium. We used the opportunity to finish our presentation and speech, just in time for our slot. You can view our presentation below. Despite having no rehearsal,...
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30
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Five – Finals)

Finals: Finally. Not final practice finals. Final finals – the finale. Finally. We rose at 7 AM for breakfast on the final day, after only 4 hours of sleep. Over cups of tea and coffee, we glared at Aaron and Riley, who seemed loud and cheerful as usual thanks to their slightly earlier night (and...
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29
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Four – Final Practice)

The 29th of July was an opportunity for the S.A.R.T and the four other qualifying teams – Blue Storm, Tupac, Kings Legacy and Magistry – to run practice trials through the final maze configuration before finals. Above: The RMRL team assemble the final maze. Taken on the 29/07/2017 at 12:53 PM. While construction was underway, we...
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28
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Three – Preliminaries and Parties)

It was another early morning for the S.A.R.T on Friday the 28th of July. The preliminary or qualifying runs were due to start at 1 PM, however, we wanted to arrive at the venue early to continue practice and work on the sensor software. It seems we didn’t take any photos at all until after...
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27
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day Two – Practice)

The 27th of July was the first day of RoboCup 2017. In our division, the Rapidly Manufactured Robot League, the first day was designated a practice day – a time where teams could test various versions of their robots on the final mazes and decide which configuration to use in the preliminary runs on the...
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26
Aug

RoboCup: A Retrospective (Day One – Setup)

It’s been exactly one month since RoboCup 2017 began, so now is as good a time as any to share the experiences we had. We arrived at the Takeda Teva Ocean Arena early on Wednesday the 26th at 8 AM. With RoboCup yet to officially start, the venue was only open for teams to set...
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