The robot can move and it even shoved the others around! I know it doesn't seem like that big a deal, we didn't win the regional, and our ranking wasn't high either. Compared to last years robot that hardly moved, its a major improvement!
The teams at the next regional better watch out for us cause we've gonna rock. Between now and then, we'll be having driving competitions using the second robot we built (almost identical to the other). This way we know we've got the best driver before we get to competition. Last time we had to draw the driver out of a hat because there were issues loading the code, but now its fixed and all is good in the world.
The top priority however will be the necessary adjustments needed for the robot. The door mechanism turned out to be crap like I anticipated and were utterly useless. I developed a simplistic new design that will really reduce the hassle, but I must admit I didn't expect the mentors to get so excited by my idea... they kept going on and on about how great my idea is, I can't imagine why it impressed them so much... whatever.
I can't wait to get back to work on the robot, its practically what I live for! I suppose in this regard, I'm a lot like Winry Rockbell from FMA. We both love getting our hands dirty, engineering, and our eyes bug out when we see a nifty or high quality tool! blaugh The only down side to robotics is its constant hindrance getting any homework done whatsoever. My third quarter grades are going to epically fail...
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