VRC Change Up 2020-2021 Dev Log

VRC Change Up 2020-2021 Dev Log

I will record every time of club activity here, normally once a week, regarding coding log and other working tasks.
repo: vexcode_changeup



Today we officially began our new season robotics development. To be honest, I have less time available this season due to my SAT and TOEFL exam and college application stuff. However, I want to insist on this activity which I’ve already participated since my middle school. My job will gravitate mainly on programming.

Plus, we move to a brand new activity room with double area and completely new equipment and match field. Hope I can achieve some accomplishments that I left as pities last season.

So sad that today I am alone in my team. They are all busy preparing AP makeup exams, although I also need to retake.

Task List

  • Get started and familiar with code formatting and competition template again.
  • Recode and design my code format and template.
  • Finish the entire base program with optimization
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My first VEX tournament of the season

My first VEX tournament of the season

Now I am on the bullet train from Xi’an to Baoding, crossing one tunnel after another, passing one bridge after another. Just a few minutes ago, I was sleeping deeply, but now I think I am conscious.

Sleepless night

From the beginning of the summer vacation, I was studying TOEFL everyday following a regular routine – getting up at 7AM, doing TOEFL practice all the day and then going to bed at 11PM.

However, Last night even didn’t close my eyes for a while because of the unfinished autonomous program. It’s a hard and harsh work putting tons of parameters and variables to my mind simultaneously. Fortunately, with my team members Tony and Jessica helping me reset the match field quickly and accurately, finally I got it. Never forget the colorful cubes leaps on the match field which seem to lose control.

Nervous time

To be honest, I didn’t put too many efforts in the VEX competition these summer vacation. I just came to participate in training two days before our setting off. I am really awkward to my excellent team member and coach Mr. Han.

The robot that will be used in the competition hadn’t been finished two days before. Our manipulator Tony hadn’t practice controlling the robot like catching the cube and pile them up in the specific area which is not easy and definitely needs time to be familiar with the way of controlling.

Luckily, we had done everything in time under the unity of our team which is the most valuable and precious thing I got from the robot club. I saw everyone mounting screw carefully, writing engineer log amazingly… There exists many good personalities and characters that I need to learn from them.

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My article was published in the school newspaper!

My article was published in the school newspaper!

Summary of 2019 VEX Worlds Championship

VEX 2019世锦赛总结






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The true first day of 2019 VEX Worlds

The true first day of 2019 VEX Worlds

Fantastic & Unsatisfactory flights

The first trip begin at 6:00 in the morning, it’s the most intensive boarding for me, which we arrived the airport an hour earlier and boarded before the taking off for just 30 minutes. Also, the huge robots are carrying to the special channel. I heard the obvious noise when the conveyor belt was running.

On the flight, everybody was very tired because of staying up the whole night. But I didn’t feel sleepy, looking at the outside of the windows. It was charming and moving and also I have never seen the sunrise before.

Chicago O’Hare Airport

The second flight from Beijing to Chicago operated by The United Airlines. To be honest, it was not as good as I thought before. The food, space, comfortability and so on were not very good.

And I deemed that I was able to review my schoolwork during the flight period, but I was totally wrong. I just played with Jessica and had lots of fun. We talked about a lot about school, life and many other things. I thought she is a really nice girl, a little bit like QBS. Having feasible childish is the most attractive aspect to me.

We went around the Outlets in the afternoon but I bought nothing. It’s totally the same as the Outlets in Seattle. I don’t think that I belong to this kind of places.

In the evening, Mr. Han held a meeting between us. Many things have been mentioned, but the most impressive thing for me is that his affirmation to me.

And also my duty is looking after the base, managing the batteries and being charge of replying with Jessica. I hope that we two can co-ordination and co-operate to make our team better. Can’t say for sure that our relationship can make progress, of course not that kind of relationship but other kind of relationship.

Tomorrow will be greater!

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