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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Working on the robot

I have started the design of the slalom bot. Now I'm trying to figure out a good gear ratio that will give me good speed and acceleration, I need this because it will give me sufficient turning around the cups. So far the ratios I've tried are to slow or they don't have enough torque, using NXT to build a slalom bot may be very difficult so i might decide to go back to the RCX kit. Right now the RCX slalom bot was the best and fastest one so far so I might just reuse the same design. Hopefully the team the beat us in the fall competition wont beat us in this new spring competition!

Friday, April 13, 2007


In Lego we have found out about the new competition at Aviation High school. The pentathlon (the competition) consists of 5 different missions, all here at this site. I have chosen to do the slalom since i won it last year, however im going to do it with the NXT instead of the RCX. The funny thing is we beat it last year with the best time and this year they made it even easier. It's easier because now the cups are further appart and the slalom is a shorter distance, the only problem is overcoming the design of the NXT slalom bot. The NXT is still a little foreign to me, but i will get used to it. I just hope i'm not falsely accredited if i win the slalom mission again.