Sparkfun Electronics is based in my neighborhood, and they have just announced an antweight competition in June as part of the autonomous vehicle competition. Since I've been spending a lot of time in the garage lately working on a new skateboard, I thought it'd be fun to dust off the ol' accountant and see what shape she was left in.
She's missing a weapon motor, her battery is dead, the wheel guards are bent to hell, and the front pulley is in bad shape.
However, in her storage box was a spare weapon motor, spare pulleys, spare drive motors, spare wheels, etc. So other than a battery, I should be in good shape to get her back in the game. No major redesign or rebuild, more of shaking the dust off.
I fired off an e-mail to long-time teammate Ted Z., and he's going to build something new for the competition too. A Team Cosmos reunion?? Sounds like it!