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PiWars 2018: The Aftermath - 2 (Lessons learnt)

2018-4-25

In the last post I wrote what went right and wrong with the build. However, build is only a small part of the event preparation. Attending PiWars is a full scale project. To be successful you need to manage your team's time well and split the work up correctly for things to line up correctly for success. Work needs to be split up into Software, Hardware, Design, Fabrication and Integration.

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PiWars 2018: The Aftermath - 1

2018-4-24

... and just like that it is all over. PiWars 2018 was a smashing event last Sunday (and we did smash a few things literally :D)

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Update 10: The day is here, but the robot isn't...

2018-4-22

The day is finally here. Six months ago when I started building the robot even without knowing whether it will be competing or not, little did I realise I would be where I am today.

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Update 9: Light at the end of the tunnel...

2018-4-16

... is often the headlights of an oncoming train 🤣🤣🤣.

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Update 8: Panic setting in with seven days to go!

2018-4-13

Only a week to go and panic has well and truly set in. We have nothing working.

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Update 7: Zoom Zoom... some progress at last

2018-3-28

It's been a while since I posted an update. We have been head down in a - coding, building, designing printing and repeat loop. Unfortunately, it still doesn't mean we are done with all the challenges. However, we have made some progress in understanding how computer vision works. Must add Pixy has made our life much easier. We have done a part of ball follow and redone straight line speed using PixyCam.

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