All posts by Wyatt Love

R.C. Robo Car

With only four days left to work on the remote control robot for the VEX Robotics competition, we may be able to finish the arm on time. The arm is, for the most part, designed and is being mounted on the car as I am writing this. I feel we have a strong chance at winning the competition next Saturday, but we’ll be putting out our best effort no matter how the results turn out.

Magnetometer

The updated GPS for the autonomous car was finished this week.  A small sensor called a magnetometer arrived early in the week, it’s essentially a very accurate compass. After some fine tuning and editing of the code, the new GPS unit can tell you to turn either right or left when navigating to a set point.