Why we chose to build a hovercraft:
chose to build a hovercraft because we wanted to do something challenging
and unconventional. This way we could incorporate various aspects that we
had learned throughout the year, such as electrical wiring, structure construction,
and Lego interfacing.
What language we decided to use to program with:
our programming language we originally chose to use LegOS on the Linux OS,
but that was needlessly difficult and problematic. Once we scratched that
idea, we decided to use LejOS. This made things much easier. We encountered
no further serious problems.
What were our expectations:
to build a basic platform that would be able to defeat gravity and lift from
the ground. In order to achieve this, we planned to use a lift motor and and
fill a bag with air underneath the body.
How did we exceed expectations?:
end, we accomplished far more than we anticipated. With our final design the
OmniKraft was not only able to lift, but also skim forward and turn in both
directions. Overall, it was a total success despite the many problems that
arose during the construction stage.