We are now about half way through the FIRST Robotics six week long build season.  For those of you whose life does not revolve around such things, here’s a quick reminder:

The team (MAX1071 in this case) has six week to build a robot to play this game:

After a lot of thinking and a lot of work, this is where we have got to so far:

We’ve built a kicker which can now at the press on a button (or the touching of two wires) kick a soccer ball the length of the Breakaway field.

And we have built a robot which can do a lot of things:

It can go straight even if someone (or some robot) tries to push it off on another course).

It can go over the bumps:

and thanks to its groovy Mecanum wheels it can even go sideways or spin on the spot!

All we need to do now if get the kicker on the robot (no simple task). Well, actually there is a lot of work to be done with the robot, with programming and in getting the whole team ready, but I have a feeling that we are on the right track.

Watch for more soon.

:: Justin ::