Hello from Houston!
The Hitchhikers made it the World Championships, but things didn’t go as expected. On the first day, Lunkwill arrived safe and sound, and the team got busy setting up the pit. At the end of the day, we decided to take the robot over to the fields for a test run, and that was when disaster struck. On his way to the grid to place a cone, Lunkwill glitched out, the arm rose to the 90 degree position and fully extended. When we got back to the pit, we were in shock: when the arm rose up, it had sheared off the box on the side that had the pulley motor and gearbox attached. We went back to the hotel, frantically planning how we would fix it the next morning. We managed to fix the arm, and later in the day, the same thing happened…TRAGEDY.