We were assigned teams immediately after learning about the robots we would be building and what challenges we faced. The challenges were a drag race, an object-finding race where the team would be randomly assigned one of two colored boxes, and a cooperative challenge for EV3s working with other teams. I began discussing who would have which challenge with my team, and because I have experience coding, it was decided that I would code the VEX robots in RobotC while my teammates shared the coding of the EV3 robot.
I accomplished the drag race program on the second day, overcoming the disadvantage of one motor on the VEX moving more slowly than the other. I then began the second challenge and, after making a partially autonomous mode that would switch to remote control to find the specific box, I decided to create a fully autonomous mode that could be switched to move to either box.
On the day of the challenge, however, the slower motor completely failed and I was unable to participate in the race. Despite the technical limitations, I still had a wonderful time working with my team, learning about robot, their uses, and their programming from the expert speakers: Professor Chen, Mr. Dobbs, and Ms. Bellis.