The highlight of the event was the Bitovi NodeBots event on the second day. The event kicked off at 9:00 AM with an introductory course in NodeBots and how they can help us. Rick Waldron provided examples and connected us to the Johnny-Five Library to get us started.
Even though it was early, and everyone was tired, you could feel the energy and excitement in the room as we all got started. At 9:30, we randomly paired off (I worked with Nina Zakharenko) and began to build our robots. The goal of the session was to build NodeBots that could battle one another in a challenge.
We spent most of the day getting our boards working. Even though we ran out of time to make a scoop, which would have picked up enemy bots, we actually ended up placing third! I’m really proud of our placement – I have never worked with Arduino, and we were competing with experienced teams.