6 months ago
Anyone familiar with any part of FIRST Robotics: First Lego League(FLL), First Tech Challenge(FTC, the program I'm in), or First Robotics Competition(FRC)? It is a robotics program for elementary through high school who are interested in STEM, with thousands of teams around the world. Each program is mostly based around building a robot(out of legos or real parts, depending on league) to complete challenges every year.
I am part of one such team(FTC), and its going to be an interesting year. Last year, our programmer left the team(graduated, actually), and me and another kid are taking over. I have lots of ideas, but I don't know exactly how to implement them yet. I have to finish the Udemy Java course I'm working through, then maybe I'll know.
Anyways, one of the ideas I haved is to make programming easier. I want the robot to know the field (10' x 10') as a grid, and be able to travel to any coordinate on the grid just by passing in the coordinate through an argument. So, it would save from having to measure out each distance, and have a separate line of code for each measured movement. It seems pretty complex, though, as it can't usually travel in a straight line, as there are obstacles.Also, trying to get the robot to remember its plcement on the grid would be challenging. I don't expect anyone of you to help, just showing one of the ideas I have.
Overall, the program is a lot of fun. I'm not sure why I wrote this detailed explaination, I guess I thought it'd be interesting to some of you. Thanks for reading! ;)