Monday, July 12, 2010

Firefighting Announcement and Update

SHARC/FRR Robotics Expo and Mini Maker Faire

Date:Saturday July 17, 2010
Time:11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Club Workshop

Over the last few weeks, the SHARC and FRR roboteers have been working on their robots for the July 17 expo which includes Robot Fire Fighting, Robot Sumo and more.

Pokey, however, is sitting in pieces. {Insert numerous excuses and sob stories here}.

Pokey is a long way from competition

Not much hope of full functionality at this stage but I might be able to get it to detect and extinguish a flame if I just set it down in a room with a candle. The vision / detection system works just fine, albeit at a glacially slow (dare I say "pokey") frame rate. And I was able to code the robot to rotate itself to point to a flame. I'm not giving up entirely. Let's see what I can get done in the next few days. I'll keep you posted.

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