This day has been marked with test and trials, some problems and possible fixes to them, a final run down of necessary parts and things to do, a lot of food and fun, and a huge success for the 1671 Buchanan Bird Brains.
Just a few minutes ago, we successfully configured our CAN (controller area network) Jaguar speed controllers to use the attached encoders to maintain a steady rate of revolutions per minute. Sounds simple yes, but it wasn't entirely. The programming team had to dig through documents and tutorials and configured the the CAN Jaguars' control settings and encoder initialization. I must admit, the quality of the documentation of the WPI Library is quite fantastic, that is if one knows how to use it. It is simple enough, but holds all the information a C++ programmer in the FIRST Robotics Competition would need to know.
Build Season Counter: Day 37 / 46