I’ve got a couple ideas that I’ll be starting on soon, and I’m curious as to what others are doing (or if you’re taking a breather - understandable…).
I’ll be developing either a cubic or quadratic spline generator, and then applying something i’ve developed previously to that so that we can just freely drive along a spline in auton. Both west coast and mecanum drives will be hopefully supported. The drive-along-a-function code has been written, but not even tested yet. We shall see…
Building a new (second) Recycle Rush robot for the off season to be designed and built by the incoming freshies (with some help, of course). So far it looks like it will be a great group - I can’t wait to see what they can come up with.
For FRC: Literally restructuring the entire team. Recruiting new members, learning how to use the new Fab Lab at our school, building a t-shirt cannon.
For FTC: Learning to use Fab Lab, ridiculous amounts of outreach (except for July, that’s break month).
Personally, I’ll be designing a parametric belt-in-tube drive with a variety of configurations, and learning to program the RoboRIO with LabVIEW, Java, C++, and Python. Also more work on a mini series of robots/drive trains that is three months overdue and considerably over budget.
Might have something to do with page 8, item 15. Despite this, some photos on CD show teams with their 1992 robots. I wasn’t born yet, so I don’t know how this came to be. Is there anyone who can shed some light on this?
I’m guessing that some teams successfully made “arrangements … for release of the machines for display and educational purposes”, and others did not. Not necessarily through persistence or lack thereof.
I’m glad FIRST realized that the greatest inspiration would come from a robot being in possession of the team that built it. It’s a shame that they didn’t back-date that decision.