Savage Solder: First Day of Autonomous Practice for Sparkfun AVC 2013

We got in our first day of autonomous practice this weekend for the Sparkfun AVC 2013. Some simple issues gave us some problems in the morning, but by the end of the day we had enough either resolved or worked around enough of them that we were achieving pretty good runs on a practice course. I’ve got video of our best run below, but first a couple of caveats:

  • We have a debugging creep at the start of the run to verify heading.
  • Our practice hoop wasn’t on the course. We don’t yet have a visual detector for the hoop, or our “hoop deflector” mounted on the car.
  • There is a debugging pause after it slaloms through the barrels, before it moves on to the ramp.