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Slipped away..

12 Aug

A brief on wat happened last week.

Thursday – Watched Air Bender 3D! Not that nice. The movie is not thrilling.

Saturday – I went for prefects annual dinner! It was fun! The food isn’t good but the programs are. Enjoyed it very much.

Monday – First day of a 4 day test in school.

Tuesday – National Robotics Competition (Inter zone) @ Science Centre. We reached there very early at 8a.m. The first quarantine only started at 10a.m. For the first quarantine, we were given 1.5 hours to build the robot from scratch (supposedly), and test and improve our program. The chances of the robot reaching the 2nd poll accurately was still very low. Before the competition, we tried adding light sensors so that it could move to the 2nd poll accurately, but for some reasons, the sensor just wouldn’t read properly. We got tired of calibrating and trying different programs that we resorted to dead reckoning, which worked a little better.

The first try didn’t work out well. We got 60 out of 100 points for climbing the first poll and bringing the ball down. We were at 4th place after round 1.

We had a long 2 hour lunch break.

For 2nd round, since there’s no chance of climbing both polls and other teams also having problem climbing both polls, we decided to only have the robot climb 1 pole and clock the fastest time. Plans are plans.. It didn’t work out well. It climbed up the and pushed the ping pong ball down, but then, the ping pong ball bounced out of the robot. sad… So we only had 35 points for round 2.

Everyone did badly for 2nd round.. it’s either the robot refuse to climb up or the ping pong ball falls while the robot is climbing up. One school finally caught their luck by completing the whole mission. And guess wat, the team consist of all 3 girls! They were from Chong Hwa. Congrats to them!

The good thing, I didn’t need to sit for Sejarah exam that day! If I did, I would surely screw it up..

Today- Finished my 4 days test! Gonna have BK test this Sunday. HEck.. =(

Here’s a new song from Katy Perry!

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