Sunday, January 4, 2009

December 30

This is Alex. Like the last meeting, I took notes during this one, so I am going to copy those notes down.

We are working on adding the ice core to the collection mission. We have decided not to pick up the drilling rig because our robot is designed wrong. We have made changes to the motorized arm in order to pick up the ice core, and we are coming close to succeeding already. It is difficult, but Max is really getting into it, so I think we will be able to do it.

The robot just picked up the ice core for the first time, bit it's throwing the ice core three feet into the air, which isn't good. It is pretty hysterical though.

We have taken a short break to play some pool. Now, we are going to videotape the robot's flinging act so we can put it on youtube.

We are repeatedly gathering all the items and making it to the ice core, but we aren't always flinging it back to base.

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