You won't believe how much brother and I grew today! After the mix-up yesterday was resolved, the team got to work. Brother has six wheels just like me, but his are six-inch rubber ones while mine will be eight-inch pneumatic ones. We will both have two-speed gearboxes so that we can be fast or push whenever we need to. We both have drop-center wheels so that we can turn more easily. Like I said before, Brother has a basic frame because he only needs to drive.
Today, the team worked mostly on getting both my frame and Brother's assembled. They decided to make my gearboxes raised so I will be able to go over the obstacles with enough clearance. They are spending a lot of time making sure my frame is the best it can be and testing it each step of the way. I'm still being worked on but Brother's frame was completely finished today. His wires and pneumatics are almost all set up! Maybe tomorrow he will be able to drive!
More work was also done on prototyping my hanging mechanism. Many designs are being tested out because my builders want to make sure that I can hang really well.
The programmers spent the morning exploring different programming ideas before they actually got started with my code. Then, they worked on imaging the roboRIO for both me and my brother. They also had to do some work with my IP address.
Things are moving along so quickly here! Before I know it, I will be a fully designed, built, and programmed robot!