Contributed by "Jamin" Benjamin Hermon
Build Season is entering the last weeks before BAG DAY, and all Gearhead sub-teams have been hard at work, putting the finishing touches on their respective projects. All progress has been impressive, but special mention goes to the accomplishments of the Build and Controls teams. From what I, a member of the Media team, have seen so far, they’ve made a wiffleball (fuel) launcher with a 7 out of 9 efficiency rate and found a way to mount the robots winch so that it can scale the Airship rope.
The combined efforts of all these teams continues to amaze me, I’m certain that there is even more to what they have accomplished than what I’ve posted here. I’ve talked to the mentor of the Control team, Mr. Rodgers, about what he’s doing, and he said,“We are modifying the controls we used for the prototype, and transferring them to the new robots.” However, they’re still putting the finishing touches on the coding and movement with their “Duct Tape Prototype.” What is this duct tape prototype, you ask? Why, it’s exactly what the name entails.