Our logo for the Sno Devils. We came up with the idea, and then spent hours with the art teacher to simplyfy the logo. This logo was on our buttons and tee-shirts.
This is our rookie team of 4, 5, and 6th graders. Because we had so much to learn, we meet three times a week for two hours at a time. We also would meet in small groups on the weekends.
We competed in a local competition and took the Performance Award and the Director’s Award. We went to the Maine state competition and came away with two trophies! They where the Runners Up Performance Award and the Technical Interview Award.
|This is our robot. It had track drive with a rotation sensor. The dumper
allowed us to deliver the fuel and pick up the scientist. The hook out the
front allowed us to remove the ice core. The plates extending out the front
of the dumper allowed us to get the medical barrel as well as a place to rest
the intrument to be delivered. The yellow angled beam behind the plates allowed us to
hook the storage shed to pull it backwards. The horizontal wheels allowed us to
follow the wall.
The biggest problems we had where lack of speed and accuracy in turns.
|Two of our software programmers resolving a minor dispute.|
Here is how we sequenced the challenge:
1) Dump the fuel. Pull the storage shed back. Return to base.
2) Go save the medical barrel and release the instrument tower. Yank back to base.
3) Save the scientist and dump the new instrument, return to base.
4) Extract the ice core and return to base.
5a) Release the balloon and hit the red flag. Yank back to base.
5b) Go out and release the other two red flags.
Note: We sequenced 5a and 5b with an action button. As of 2002, this is no longer legal!
2001 mission software in Robolab 2.5: 2001_code.zip (196k)