BlueBot brought home the Rookie Award! Check out the classy styrene rain jacket, too. A local authority (Peter’s Wife) observes that “Peter’s robot is awesome.”
BlueBot did well in the AVC but did not finish. The ‘bot successfully extricated itself from encounters with rocks, sticks, dirt clods, pine needles, and curbs. The wheels, however, ended up being too small and too slick to keep going. The software and basic approach are sound. Next year, BlueBot will return with better wheels, bigger motors, and a few more sensors to help detect obstacles from greater distance.
Here’s a nifty flyer about BlueBot: BlueBot Flyer
Thank you to everybody, both SparkFun employees and other participants, who made the AVC possible.