Big Thanks to Mr. Bruce for adjusting our straight line track to become "straight..ish"
We've done a lot of test runs and it looks like we are on the right track....WINK WINK.
Heres what we've got coming up.
We cant just stop now! We have more fundraisers coming up!! Heres a list!
-3 more meal fundraisers at Crazy Lizard, California Pastrami, and Torinos at Home
-Paint night at Kelly Jo's painting
Here is a list of the some of the most awesome groups, organizations , and companies that are supporting us!!!
First up we got of course.....ECOS! Also known as CNM Executive Council of Students. They have helped fund a good portion of our trip!!
Next we got....PiBorg!!! a huge thanks to these guys, if you're at #piwars check out the back of our shirts....hint.hint we have a pretty awesome PiBorg logo!!
We also have Lighthouse Business Information Solution you will also find their logo on the back of our shirts!!
Next up CDC Enterprises a local Albuquerque business, you can also find their logo on our shirts.
Last but not least. Be sure to keep your eye out for our awesome hoodies that we received from Hoodie Buddies!!!!!!
If anyone is interested in sponsoring and getting their logo on our shirts email Kerry Bruce via email at Kbruce@cnm.edu
Another huge thanks to CNM Executive Council of Students supporting us with yet another year of funding. We have successfully raised enough money to send 5 students and 1 Faculty member to compete in #piwars! In addition we would like to give a huge thanks to our sponsors! We hope to continue with fundraising, we wouldn't have the ability to participate if it weren't for all the help and support!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH
The Hubble Telescope Nebula Challenge test #10.....SUCCESS
Just a bit of tinkering from Jimmy and Dalton and we got it to work!!!
The Hubble Telescope Nebula Challenge test #1......DISASTER
We are practicing the line challenge today!! super excited with the improvement. We are now waiting for Paul to design a proper mount for the pixy 2 camera. Most importantly, Jimmy spent a lot of time with the coding for this challenge. He started with finding C code from Robokits, he then chose different pieces of the code and translated it to Python..THEN he added it to our previous code from last year in hopes to improve. Great work!!!
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.
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.