Our electronic system and software utilizes traction control. Our robot has free wheels. The software matches the speed of the driving wheels with those of the free rolling wheels. If our driving wheels are spinning faster than the free wheels, the encoders for our software turns on traction control and slows us down by slowing the drive motors down until we achieved a controlled speed.
"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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