Friday, October 27, 2006

I just officially registered our team for the LEGOLAND tournament on December 2nd. The clock is now ticking! In other news our robot went through some drastic changes the last 2 meetings and is really looking good. It's simple yet versatile, small but robust and cool but functional. We could be programming as soon as our next meeting. The team is making progress on their project as well. They have a very clever idea and it's looking like it's going to be a lot of fun putting together their presentation.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

We had a stellar meeting tonight. Not only did we figure out what our project was going to be (and made some good progress on it) our team gained a new member. Please join us in welcoming Rawley Lizarraga to the team! We're very excited he's here.

Monday, October 16, 2006

I just got email from Lynn Crocket from LEGOLAND. We've made the cut for the tournament at LEGOLAND on Dec 2nd! Congratulations team, I cannot think of a greater place on the planet to compete.
We're back! We had a great vacation and now we're back and ready to get back to work on Nano Quest. Had a good extended meeting yesterday. We met at lunch time and after having some pizza we got to work on the unstainable fabric challenge. Austin and Jamie were the only team members present for the first few hours and with a lot of trial and error came up with an excellent solution we nicknamed "The Space Invader". Add that to "The Scorpion" and "The Bucky Ball Bone Bumper" and we're well on our way to being finished with our building phase. We also worked on the robot a bit, modifying it and adding a universal mount to the front. We're also excited that we may have a new member for the team. Rawley will be hopefully be joining us on Wednesday to meet the team and see the challenge. If all goes well, we'll have another member :-)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Had a great meeting yesterday. All team members were present and we had a great time. Morgan perfected her solution for the nano cable challenge. We've nicknamed it "the scorpion". Jamie worked on a universal mounting solution. Dane perfected the casters on the robot and refined the bone solution. We also realized our bone solution would work perfect for the molecular motor! Austin worked on mounting the NXT to our chassis, between goofing around and making strange noises. We are taking a break for a week and a half for a my family's vacation to Disney World!