Monday, January 14, 2008


It's the last day of the second semester before finals, I have work to do in every class, but for some reason, I can't pull myself to get absolutely anything done. Regardless of if I turn off the TV, computer, music, lights, whatever, I don't feel motivated to do work at all. WHAT HAPPENED TO ME!? I used to actually like school. I mean, the work will definitely get done, and I do have good planning skills, but time management and actually living up to the planned schedule? Hmmpf. It's amazing how people think I spend hours with my nose buried in the books when I rarely crack them open.

Since this design is definitely not going on our robot, I guess I'll show it. It was my first design after kickoff and took me two nights to model, but I'm working on something else now. Admire my mediocre CAD skillz...

starting position

fully extended, scoring position

I know that there are many flaws in this design, besides the fact that it is a complete rip-off of PINK 2K7, so that's why it's not being used. Also, the strategy required to make this an effective robot is too complex. A slight bump while trying to score, or even manipulate the ball would throw us off. Assuming the telescoping portion would extend to 8ft, this robot is bound to tip with a 10lb manipulator + a 10lb ball. There was another part of the gripper that was used to clamp and secure the ball, though Inventor crashed at 2am the night before I was going to present, so I took that as a sign to go to sleep.

So now I'm off to force myself to do work, since I thrive on As (which I only have one of right now!) Procrastination is a bitch, though my best works come from those pressured nights -- winning science fair entries, big projects, essays, applications, etc...maybe I should do an entry on that some day.

EDIT: I just wasted another hour, someone come slap me!


Domi_Smoochies said...

::virtual slap::
I'm still up writing essays.

Don't be like me when it comes to Dinlocker's class! >.<
Psh, but I know you'll be fine :D

domi.blurbs said...

ew, I used my wrong account lol