Today we built the third Squared Away field. I did the green cube. It was a little bit hard, but after 5 minutes, I got the hang of it. We learned about how to set up the field and also learned about what we need for our robot like a traction link so the ball won’t fall out of the claw.
We also watched the starter video. After that we practiced driving the gear and chain robot. It was fun. I managed to get some balls in the cubes, but since there was no claws, we couldn’t do too many. But I know that it was a practice robot.
We worked on our own robot designs for Squared Away and made a description of what it's supposed to do. I did something that scoops up the balls and keeps it in the pyramid position. Also it had claws that pick up the cubes and put them in the corner or on the platform. Then I drew it, it was actually hard to draw it.
While we were planning our designs we learned how we should document it in our engineering log. For the engineering log, we all learned that we need to cross out mistakes with a line instead of scribbles and how to use all of the space on the page.
Sloane, Raihau and Seizo