As the leader of the programming team, I am in charge of making sure that the robot moves. What we have been working on for the past 3 weeks is camera vision. We have been making sure that we are getting the data, and that it is the correct data. This isn’t just a plug in a camera and you’re done. You have to write code that selects how you even interface with the camera and what image properties you want the camera to give you.

We also worked on prioritizing auto routines. We found out that there were around 200 combinations of autos that could be made. We had to narrow that down to five different auto routines. We analyzed how difficult it would be to pull it off, and how useful this auto would be to us and our alliances. We then set up those five routines and set deadlines for them. Now, there are five concepts, but there are still multiple versions based on different circumstances. Looking ahead, I see this as the hardest programming challenge that we have been faced with, but I am looking forward to seeing all the hard work pay off.

-Student Leader, Mark S.