Any one else involved with this? First robotics I am mentoring for my daughters high school team, we are sponsored by HP and have 2 HP engineers leading us. So far we have spent a week discussing the problem and potential designs. This last Friday and Saturday we made a full scale prototype out of wood and tested our basic functions. Next step will be to formalize the final dimensions and design. Then begin to build the competition model. We have a total of 6 weeks to design and fabricate the robot. I will update this thread as we progress. So far this has been great fun, I was watching kids learn to use basic hand tools and actually build something, for some of them this is a first.