Presentation on theme: "TEAM 4S FRUSTRATION Visions of Grandeur By: Michael Robertson Thomas Williams Salma Parven Matt McEwin Daniel Taylor."— Presentation transcript:
TEAM 4S FRUSTRATION Visions of Grandeur By: Michael Robertson Thomas Williams Salma Parven Matt McEwin Daniel Taylor
Team Members Tasks Michael and Thomas : Programming Specialists, and design coordinators. Matt and Salma : Design testing and development. Daniel : Weapons specialist.
Program Explanation First the sensor located on input 3 specifies if a right hand turn is necessary or if a strait direction is needed. Secondly the sensor located on input 1 is tested to see if a left hand turn is needed, or if a strait direction is needed. The program then loops back to the beginning.
Algorithmic Pseudo code IF Light Val >46 Do –Motors A&C Forward speed 3(*) IF Light Val >46 Do –Motors A&C Forward speed 3; Else (Motor A reverse speed 5)&(Motor C Forward Speed 5)(*); Else Do –(A forward speed 5)&(C Reverse Speed 5)(*); IF Light Val >46 Do –A&C Forward Speed 3 Else (A Forward speed 5)&(C Reverse Speed 5)(*);
The Pains and Sufferings Numerous attempts for an adept program were implemented. Failure after failure built frustration in all of Team 4. Small steps of progression proved, eventually, to pay off. We worked for the gold, but only received an honorable mention. (bitterly)
Product Development While, originally, the large tires were implemented, in the end the tank style treds were used. Sliding nubs and a swing arm steering set- ups were tested and found to be less efficient in comparison to the treds. Programs with and without timers were tested, and eventually showed that timers were very helpful.
Competition Day Seemingly prepared, we walked towards the track. The tracks difficulty level was high, and we had confidence for a high rank. While our robot did well, it wasnt placed on the winners stand.