The humans don’t fall under robot rules. They’re still drive team, the rules just didn’t say drive team can’t enter the field.
My team decided to do two full court shooters and a defender, but when we noticed that only three balls were allowed on the field we needed a defender that could score. I didn’t really want to make a shooter, so instead I made a puncher.https://i.gyazo.com/ed3468b424ff7279a3a532541e9d673c.jpg
Sorry its a little big.
I’m also on Daniels team and I made the defender
Simple but works at 60" tall it will block pretty much every bot.
I wouldn’t say that the event was a total failure, but obviously there were some holes that affected the experience.
First, here’s a list that went right:
- For many people, this became a learning experience, as they had to make something in a limited amount of time, and it also pushed themselves to make things they never did before, for instance I was really surprised by asid61’s render of all three bots
- The event was also an opportunity to connect with people from different teams.
Now things that went wrong:
- The “game manual”… well… it had a lot of missing elements. So much that you don’t even need robots to win. There were also a lot of things unclear about the game
- Naming conventions: My group had a parts number, but with file paths, the folder name had to be the same for all members, and that was an issue for a bit
- The game didn’t have a low goal option
- Software conflicts wasn’t a problem as much, but there was one group where they had the same software, but different versions, and that could’ve been fixed very easily.
Despite these things, I still plan to do another one of these during the summer, and I have a few ideas in mind that could make this better:
- Not designing the challenge alone
- Make it a multi-day event, so that there’s more time to elaborate on some parts, and so that in case someone can’t make it on one day, there’s always the following day.
- Make a better game . Perhaps even start now in designing a game
Thank you to everyone for participating, and let’s hope to make the next one better!