Today we all met to discuss our plans for this season from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. Everybody made it, so we got a lot done.
First, we talked about what the game was this year, and re-watched the game video (link in the previous post). We talked about what kind of things we were interested in doing (design, engineering notebook, programming, and building), and then Adelaide and Rachel worked on building the robot while Izzie, Isabella and Ava worked on our team outfits for about an hour.
Once we had come to a general conclusion on what type of things we wanted to wear, we all joined and worked on building. This section of the building instructions (pages 34 through 44), was by far the most challenging part of building the robot. Although the pictures were relatively well taken compared to other parts of the booklet, putting the pieces taught proved a challenge. Izzie, we found, was remarkably good a putting in the screws in from awkward positions, such as having an inches worth of room to screw it into the keep nut.
By far the most difficult part of this whole process was attaching the arm to the robot, pictured below.
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