Starting from Left to right we got Paul in the back, Steph in the front left jimmy in the middle, Me (Abby) on the right and Mr Bruce. Unfortunately Dalton couldn't make it to the meeting that we took this at.
Keep an eye out for the team member posts! within the next week each member will take over the blog and write about what they've been up to this whole time.... If you haven't already noticed our blog is a bit different from the others....This is because the Biology major volunteered to follow the team of CIS majors around.....HAHAHA I have no idea what's going on but, I'm having fun.
Here's the point I've been working with these major NERDS as they complete these task and have been providing the most basic explanations to describe the amazing things they have been doing. So, what better way to explain their projects and have them write what they've been up too....
Okay so maybe not that kind of famous...but we like to think we are cool.... CNM Marketing came to our Friday HackerSpace meeting to interview us for an article about the #Piwars2019 team! How awesome is that!!! Check it out here!
Okay, so check it out...We teamed up with CNM's FUSEMakerSpace! FUSEMakerSpace is a community center here in Albuquerque that provides the tools and equipment that allow members to design, prototype and create manufactured works. They also give members access to affordable, high quality classes as well as mentoring from other makers! Totally cool right?! It gets better....they helped us put our CNM HackerSpace logo onto stickers!!!! We will be passing them out at the competition ! Just ask any member!
If you want to know more about FUSE check out their website
Just a quick update on the travel components. Heres what everyone said...
"Hey guys how are you feeling about the trip and the progress of the robot"
Dalton: "I'm super excited"
Paul: "I'm super excited"
Jimmy: "I'm super excited...slightly worried about the progress."
Abby: "I'm super excited. A little bit worried about driving the robot in competition"
Kerry: "Just waiting on the response for ECOS and the funding situation. Other than that I'm super excited and a little worried about the progress"
Steph: "I'm ecstatic about it, I'm gaining so much experience from this on several fronts. Traveling to another country, traveling by plane, and participating in a technology based competition. They're all firsts for me
I'm pretty sure everyone is feeling a bit overwhelmed with the lack of progress but I know with this team we can pull through and get caught up in no time.
We are two days into the semester and we are ready to take a break from class. Luckily the team is meeting today to work on HAL 3000...More and more modifications are happening and we are getting super excited about the trip.
-Dalton and Jimmy are debating on whether to use an Arduino for line following. However they have come to the conclusion to go with the raspberry pi (they did not completely veto the Arduino).
-Jimmy is converting code from Robokits to python for line following and our pixy cam.
- Mr Bruce is Cleaning up our chassis which was 3D printed and designed by Paul
-Mr. Bruce is also doing a little bit of recruiting with the class next door.
We are CNM HackerSpace
3rd Generation Robot named HAL3000. A 3D designed and printed wheeled robot named after the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The robot is controlled with a PS3 controller and uses a Pixy2, ultrasonic sensors, and a custom designed/printed “Slingatron” projectile launcher. Programming and robot design build on previous version of our #PiWars robots. The team is a mixed group of 1st/2nd year University students from our Computer Information Systems, Engineering and Biology programs at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque, NM. We are excited to be participating in our 3rd year of #PiWars!
-Electrical engineering and software development major
-20 years old
- I like playing video games and tinkering with 3D printers.
-1st year to Piwars, Never left the US
-Secretary of Hackerspace and 1st year in Hackerspace
Dalton is driving and programming
-Computer programming major
-23 years old
- I like programming, robotics, and doing nothing.
-2nd year attending Piwars
-2nd year in Hackerspace
-President of Hackerspace
Jimmy is in charge of programming
-Cyber security major (associates in web technologies)
-25 years old
- My hobbies are reading a lot and binge watching my favorite shows
-1st year attending Piwars, Never left the US
-New member to Hackerspace
Programming back up driver
-29 years old
- My hobbies include playing video games M.O.B.A
-Has been out of the country but have never participated in Piwars
-Vice President of Hackerspace
Paul has been working on designing of the robot
-CNM Computer information systems faculty
- My hobbies are playing with computers, board games, watching sports, traveling
-has participated in Piwars for 3 years
-19 years old
- My hobbies include playing video games, playing with my dog, and scuba diving
-I've been out of the country but haven't participated in Piwars
-1st year member of Hackerspace
Abby is working on blogging/historian and is a driver
My name is Abigail, I'm a CNM student currently in pursuit of a biology degree. My current role in the team is to clean up/organize the lab, blog/take photos, and I'm one of the drivers for our robot.
Daily Quotes and Sayings from the team