Wednesday and today, we participated in the official challenge for VEX IN THE ZONE. We paired up and competed in the arena against two other robots. Each yellow cone was worth 2 points, the back zone was 20 points, the middle zone was 10 points and the white tape zone was 5 points with the mobile goal. If you had the highest stack in each section, you received an additional 5 points. It was also 2 points if you parked the robot successfully. We completed several challenges. Have a great Winter Break everyone... see you in 2018!
Today is another challenge day! Our robot is updated and performing flawlessly. We made some minor adjustments since our last post to ensure the greatest chance of success. We also tightened some things up to avoid complications in the near future.
Today, we continued to make modifications to our robot. For instance, we added a second motor to the end effector. This will allow the claw to open and close more smoothly and quickly. By adding the second motor, we hope to pick up more cones to achieve even more points.
Great job on completing the last challenge successfully! However, it's now time to look ahead to the next challenge. It is fairly similar to the last challenge except now we have one minute. We have to carry the mobile goal into the scoring sections. The front section is worth 40 points and the back section is worth 60 points. We also have to add yellow cones to the high goal posts to achieve as many points possible. This challenge is in one week!