After a slow start, the VEX team is making progress toward a solution to the Starstruck challenge. Terry provided some much needed wrench turning over the last week to help get caught up to a challenging schedule. Ethan and David tackled the lifter arm. Howard and Mike provided a first cut at the software.
The video shows the drive control working as expected after getting the motor polarities correct; and the position controlled lifter arm is functional, but needs more power, higher torque gearing, or some rubber band assistance.
The team expects to have that solved in the next couple of weeks, including a first cut at the autonomous mode.