Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Today's one of the last few days we have, before midterms, to work on our robot and get it ready. We are really close to finishing and hope that we can complete by next class. Our robot just needs a few final tweaks before it's ready to go. Melqui finally completed his certification yesterday. 

Monday, December 10, 2018


We worked on adding the scooper and setting it up so that the ball is able to fall straight toward where the shooter is. We're a few steps closer to finishing. Mykel got the scooper to work and I had to fix something minor on the shooter. Fiona soldered some wires so we could have more Ys to connect the wires into the ports on the cortex.

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Mykel, Fiona and I improved the structure which would support the arms today. We got the cap lifter to work for sure and hope it will work just fine during the challenge, we just have to make further improvements to the cortex because for some strange reason it keeps shutting off and blinking red lights and it is messing with the system. Next on the list of completion is the ball scooper.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Today we got some major progress done as we finally achieved picking up a cap and stacking it. It is not 100% perfect but we are still fixing some small tweaks, one of them being the wheels so that our robot is able to make turns better and not be so janky. Fiona and I will work on designing, building, and placing the ball scooper on our robot really soon.

Friday, November 30, 2018


Mykel, Fiona and I worked on soldering some wires for our robot. She also worked on SolidWorks. Melqui is still working on practicing for his SolidWorks certification since he is taking it next week. Mykel is planning on taking the robot home to fix some things on it and also add the claw.

Monday, November 26, 2018


Nicolle and I are working on fixing the major issues on our robot because we got the rubric for our midterm. We're also adding our ball collector and ball shooter today. So far our robot looks really good and it's very sturdy and it's coming together really well.

Monday, November 19, 2018


Mykel and I are adding our end effector to our robot in order to be able to flip the caps. Fiona is still on the process of reassembling the robot of SolidWorks since our chasy is different from that of the last model. Melqui is still working on SolidWorks.

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Melqui is still working on SolidWorks for his certification which is in about 3 weeks. Mykel and I worked on adding the arms to our new and improved robot. Fiona worked on SolidWorks since we restarted our robot and she has to rebuild the entire robot from scratch.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Fiona worked on SolidWorks while Mykel and I worked on our robot. Melqui is still practicing for his SolidWorks certification which is somewhere around December. We hope to add the ball shooter and scooper by next class...

Monday, November 5, 2018


Mykel made some other small changes on the robot and changed the way the wheels were placed to make them roll a little bit smoother and make the robot travel a little smoother so it's not as "janky."We hope to complete the challenge by the end of this week.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Today we worked more on the arm for our robot making adjustments along the way. Fiona is changing our Solidworks robot to go along with the real one since we made those adjustments. We are thinking of changing are chassis to fit in with the 18 inch by 18 inch rule.


Today's one of the last few days we have, before midterms, to work on our robot and get it ready. We are really close to finishi...