The Black Pearl

This was the first robot competition I ever took part in. It consumed my life for at least 2 months, ending in three days and three nights of straight work […]

This was the first robot competition I ever took part in. It consumed my life for at least 2 months, ending in three days and three nights of straight work (frantic almost) to get our vehicle ready for the competition.

The challenge was to sail in water across a large tank, pick up floating balls along the way as well as scraping up balls that were on the bottom of the tank. All of the balls were to be delivered at an elevated location at the end of the track.

The track, showing the tank and locations of the balls and the location where the balls should be delivered to

The track, showing the tank and locations of the balls and the location where the balls should be delivered to

The control boards for our various motors, also logic boards for microcontrollers

The control boards for our various motors, also logic boards for microcontrollers

The control panel for our vehicle. Manual control of motors available as well as an interface for charging batteries (which were stored in a waterproof, sealed compartment with all of the electronics)

The control panel for our vehicle. Manual control of motors available as well as an interface for charging batteries (which were stored in a waterproof, sealed compartment with all of the electronics)

Our vehicle during development

Our vehicle during development

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