Today we talked about our project. We started figuring out the general plan for our presentation. The most popular idea is to do a short commercial followed by additional explanation by the team and keeping it short so the judges have extra time to ask questions.
We also started working on attachments to do the "door" mission and the "project based learning" mission. Emmett and Damek worked on an attachment that opens the door without the robot even leaving base! It uses beams and rubber bands to be flexible but strong so it doesn't have to hit the door in exactly the right place in order to open it. Luke worked on an attachment to deliver the loop models to "project based learning." It's touchy, but seems like it might work. Here's the robot - you can see the attachment with the loops on it.
Here's a picture of our points tracking chart. "Working on" means that someone has started a meaningful attempt at programming the mission or building an attachment for it. As of today, we are working on 130 points, with 15 of them "complete."