We continue working on the control system placement on the drive base. Everyone is happy with the design so we cut a base board and cable tied all components in and then wire up as much as we can. We are constrained somewhat by tools and wire connectors. We also discover we do not have the correct crimper for the battery so will need to visit PB’s workshop this afternoon to borrow the correct crimping tool. Unfortunately PB did not have the correct tool either but lent us a battery that is already wired up. But Eureka, one of our parents has the correct crimper.
The Elonera Jellywhales FIRST Lego League team scored a personal best in the robot game at the national competition at Macquarie Uni over the weekend of 8-9 December 2018. It was a tough competition and the robot definitely did not like the field table and took 2 round to settle in but came good on the 3rd run to score an all time high of 160 points. Congratulations to the team and all the competitors at the event.
A big thanks to everyone who visited the Embers Robotics as part of the Twilight Market. All the robots and students appeared to have a great time and there was much dancing and interest by parents and students alike. The First Robotics Competition (FRC) and First Lego League (FLL) teams hosted the First League League Jr (FLL Jr) Expo and we saw the FLL Jr students showcasing their Mission Moon projects and posters to the reviewers. Both FLL Jr teams put in stellar efforts and the reviewers were extremely impressed by the calibre of the entries and the enthusiasm conveyed by both teams. We were lucky enough to have robots from all four FIRST programs on display, with visiting robots from Wollongong teams […]