|Trouble, the robot|
It was a tiring process. We built our robot out of a LEGO Mindstorms kit. It was slightly exciting for me since my brother used to make anything I wanted out LEGOs and I had no real skill for it. We spent a lot of hours on this project because one thing this taught us was how difficult it would be to factor in external environments. For example, if the color sensor missed the red dot on the floor, our robot would drive off the course. Or if the touch sensor didn't registrar the bottle was in its grasp, then the robot would keep pushing the bottle around. It was a bit frustrating but I learned a very important lesson during the process.
|Trouble removing the door. We built a lever to hold the door |
until it was outside the circle and dropped it.
|Trouble had a touch sensor and bars on the side to remove|
a bottle from the field.