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2nd Day Results

Second competition day finished! Had two more runs.

1st run: Started well opening the door very quickly even though they had made it more difficult. Located the victim in the back of the car, the judge was quite picky making us go back to it again as he was satisfied we had properly identified the victim. We then raced over the step field avoiding the victim in the front seat as we wasted alot of time on this before. Then the problems began...terrible lag prevented Kris controlling the robot and the remaining minutes were spent pretty stationary. One victim identified.

2nd run: After our terrible wireless connection limiting us in our first run we endeavoured to correct this by finding a wireless channel that was completly unoccupied. Sounds simple changing the router channel but the router firmware telling it what country it was in had to be changed. There is now a new country called WMR. We also decided to switch to Stefan's laptop. All seemed ready to go but five minutes before when we released that Stefan's laptop was missing the correct codec for the 2 way sound. Some quick sprinting and Edgar's laptop solved the problem. Ready to go, or so we thought. The PS3 controller had not been correctly setup so more sprinting followed and the first five minutes of our run was wasted sitting on the start point. However once we got started Kris blasted though the course scoring three victims, our highest score yet. Our old nemesis did come to haunt us however towards to end but didn't affect the run too much.

Scores for today havent been published yet but we are hoping to make the cut for the semis tomorrow.

Michael is currently testing some mapping software that he has be frantically working on since he got here. Lets hope that it works!

Fri 28 Jun 2013, 18:07