The GPS Car is coming along nicely. With the smaller switches, we can easily fit them along the the side of the turning arm.
We still need to modify how they will fit in there (the side crushes and bunches up the wires, the switch part is too long, it doesn’t sit high enough to contact the rotating bolt, etc.). But one step at a time.
Once we have these switches working with the Arduino, we’ll be able to test our code for actually running the car and the steering. A big problem with the programming is that we really don’t have a good way to test whether or not it does what we’re telling it to do. Like a Shakespearean Tragedy, the code comes in three parts right; A setup and calibration establishing the parameters for our steering, then the meat of the code which spews untested logic that may-or-may-not work, then sums itself up with defining certain functions (Drive, Back, Turn, etc).
Hopefully, by this time next week, we’ll be testing our steering.