Saturday Build Update – 2/16/19 – Code Work

Most of today’s build time was spent coding. First, coders developed the elevator, and configured the button board to it, attaching the height of each rocket position to a button. The joysticks were also re-coded for our new bots, assigning buttons on the sticks to commands such as the elevator, intake, and pistons.

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Sunday Build Update – 2/10/19 – Buttons and Pixie

The programmers of the PixyCam2 have spent so much time with it that they’ve decided to give it a name. They’ve officially deemed the camera “Pixie.” Creative, right? Pixie was worked to near completion today. Attached to the new silver bot, it identifies colors so that it can practically drive itself to pick up Cargo.

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Saturday Build Update – 2/9/19 – The New “Newbie Bot”

Construction of the so called “Newbie Bot” began today. It’s a robot that is being made wholly by first year students, with only overseeing and slight assistance from adults, returners and alumni. This bot will mostly be used for testing purposes upon completion, but its greater goal is to better teach these students the inner workings of our robots.

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Friday Build Update – 2/8/19 – Driving In Style

It’s the dream of every young boy and girl of this generation… Imagine, using something more familiar than a drive station to pilot robots. Yup, that’s right! The limited number of drive stations has led testers to a new solution… We can drive using an xbox controller!!!

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Saturday Build Update – 2/2/19 – Camera Work

Today, two cameras are in development. Not only is the PixyCam2 is getting some touching up, but a Webcam has joined the OZone roster! So, how did the left picture become the right…?

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Friday Build Update – 2/1/19 – Elevator: To Work or Not to Work…

Elevator work flourished today in the OZone!

The project: allow it to stop at different levels. But it didn’t run as smoothly as one might hope…

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