Our Buddy (haha) has LabVIEW running through its brains. Along with the grippy/low-friction wheel combination, it has encoder wheels that will regulate the winch, to make sure that both sides of the winch are spinning at the same speed, to climb the tower at an even rate. This Midnight Mobile is driven tank style, meaning one joystick controls one side, the other control the other side.
"Through FIRST, I have been able to build friendships that I am sure will last my entire life."
KATRINA WONG, Midnight Mechanic
Katrina Wong (right) entered the magical world of the Midnight Mechanics as a freshmen in high school. She began her FIRST career as a member of the Community Partnerships department, organizing and facilitating community events. At the Los Angeles Regional, her first regional, she was excited to meet students, like Monica Fernandez (left), who were just as crazy about FIRST as she was. Today, although Monica is off at Purdue University, she still maintains contact with her fellow Midnight Mechanic.
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