After Sunday's meeting we have all of the robot parts assembled individually and were attempting to put them together. Today we met from 6 to 8 pm to continue assembling the robot and installing the motors. Going into tonight's meeting we had six pages remaining in the instruction booklet, not counting software. We set our goals to installing the motors/completing assembly and working on the engineering notebook.
From the beginning of the meeting we were motivated and prepared, after seeing the challenge video we are ready to start programming and driving and wish to get to that point as quickly as possible. There were many issues again at today's meeting with figuring out from the pictures where individual assemblies went due to the fact that they were zoomed in and difficult to see where on the robot they belonged. Another challenge was with mounting the motors in their homes, because it was difficult to fit them into their places, and we had to unscrew the assemblies to put them into place.
We also looked online at team costumes and decided to go to a local t-shirt shop to produce our shirt, in order to lower the cost.
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