The Advanced Robotics class tends to be a little less frenetic than the combat robotics class. I have a group of 8 students. We meet once a week for roughly two hours and barring weather cancellations for seven sessions.
It is always interesting how much and how little you can accomplish with 14 hours of build time. Middle school kids, I'm saying eighth grade boys in particular, become very distractable as soon as the first signs of spring appear.
So starting today there will be updates more or less weekly, allowing for spring break and a few other schedule glitches.
As it might be fun to guess at what we are building I will just show progress week to week, and not give away too much on the final combined project!
Axman, my favorite surplus store. These are really great wheels, apparently from airport luggage carts. Solid, really good bearings. And for $3.50 each I consider them a steal. Total Axman bill will be my expenses for the project....$38.
4H project. Vex receiver and microprocessor, two Victor 884 12 volt speed controllers, buss bars left and right for positive and negative power.
And we're up and running.....