This song came on the shop playlist today. My team has informed me that the singer, David Bowie, passed a few days ago. Sorry I'm so late with this. I'm only a robot and I do not watch the news. Nevertheless, hearing this makes me sad. Maybe I could have attended one of his concerts when I was older. Would my team even let me go to a concert unsupervised? Well, I digress. The reason you're reading this blog post in the first place is to hear about my day...
Today was a day filled with changes for me and Brother. Brother had more work done on his programming. Yesterday, he learned how to drive. Today, his pneumatics started to be programmed. The pneumatics are attached to the gearboxes that both of us have to help us switch speeds. Brother is kind of stubborn. Sometimes, he does not do quite what the girls tell him to do. Luckily, they always figure out how to make him do the right thing in the end.
A new computer arrived for the team to use at competitions! Everyone was so happy!
Today, more refining was done on my shooter. It is no longer going to be wrapped around a pool noodle. It is a slimmer design overall. To make sure that I do not drop the boulder when I go over defenses, there is a little platform for the boulder to sit on inside of my frame. Some girls worked really hard to make a gearbox for my ball gatherer work today.
Today, I got a few more wires. My gearbox encoders were wired up. Once Brother started driving, I got a little jealous, so the girls added temporary motor controls to me. With these, I will be able to work on my driving a bit until my good motor controls come in the mail. I didn't drive today, but I think I will soon!
The shop is so crowded with my field elements! Today, the girls worked on building the low goal and the rough terrain. Both of these were challenging to make, but they will be very essential to my practice.
Today was a busy day! These long days with my team are great, but I am very tired by the end of the day. Speaking of which, it is waaaaayyyy past my bedtime!