Who knows what course 6.270 is without having to look it up? Anybody? Anybody at all?
6.270 is a LEGO robot programming class that takes place during IAP. Not Mindstorms, but just tons and tons of LEGOs, sensors, and a “HappyBoard.” ($1,500 worth of LEGOs, sensors, and HappyBoard). To avoid any further confusion, the HappyBoard is the brain of the robot, where all of the code is stored and run from.
At the beginning of IAP we were given all of our supplies and an objective. We then had a month to build, code, test, and swear at our robot. Anybody who has programmed a robot before understands what I’m talking about. I don’t have much time now, but in the tradition of my last several blog entries, consider this entry just an intro, with future information to come. The main reason for this entry is to let you know about the live webcast of the competition. It will begin at 6 pm EST on Thursday the 31st (today). Check it out and root for Team 9 (also known as Team Awesome). We’re in it to win it!
Our team’s website: CLICK
What you can’t see in the picture is what I’m thinking: “WHY WON’T YOU WORK?!”