Sunday, January 31. 2010
We are halfway through build season! Ack!!!
Before I start on today, I have a leftover from yesterday. Peter published his white paper on the Chief Delphi Forums. Here is the link: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/2324This paper explains how to use the ellipse detection software with the camera to determine the robot’s position relative to the target.
Using the FRC Camera in conjunction with the NI Vision software, the robot’s position relative to a vision target can be determined. The Vision software can detect ellipses in the camera image and measure their major and minor diameters. The ellipse detection software can thus measure the apparent deformation of the target by the camera’s changing angle relative to the target, which can be used to determine the robot’s position.Pretty cool, huh?!?Food for today! Mentor Karen brought bagels and donuts this morning.Lunch was brought Jason’s family and was subs on wonderfully fresh rolls, served with chips, snicker-doodles and bar cookies.
Dinner had an oriental flair, which was my special request. 😁 Crystal’s family provided three dishes to choose from: A Pad Thai styled noodle medley, rice noodles with shrimp and shitake mushrooms, and a fried rice with crab and lots of vegetables! There were also vegetarian versions. The dishes were served with crunchy noodles. Dessert was oranges and peanut butter stuffed pretzels.
Here and there updates:
Field team: One goal is completely finished with the padding and chains. The other three goals have been built (wood frames).
The drive team spray painted frame pieces in the great colors of red and black.
The programming team is working on the kicker code and has Thunder Plucker back up and running with all plundered pieces returned.
The electrical team has finished drawing some nebulous part for the control box in Inventor. Mike H. just kept calling it “the part,” so I’m not actually sure what part it is. Maybe it is the mystery part for the control box. Hmmm.
Quentin brought in his Rolling Thunder Breakaway t-shirt logo design. Mr. Weisbrod happened to be here and was able to provide some suggestions for some design modifications. We will see the final versions on Tuesday.
The Mechanical team spent the day in the meat locker working on Inventor, trying to get the material lists made so we could order parts. It sure seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get all the design planning done!
Lots of students taking tests today, I sure missed parentor Sharon!
It seems like it was a long weekend and I’m ready to have a night off! See you Tuesday!