To be continued
Today I found this fantastic channel on Youtube: TheOdd1sOut
I guess it means the odd ones could stand out in a crowd of people. Indeed it is, otherwise, the odd Youtuber who made this somewhat childish channel wouldn’t get over 4 million subscribers.
Despite all the complaint about my high school, there’s one thing good about it: as the best school in our city, we have a lot of chances. This time, Japan government offered a scholarship of visiting their country for free, to 16 high schools in China. Fortunately, our school was one of them. I applied without hesitation. The weird thing was that there weren’t too many people applied. I could only assume that they’re worried about being absent from school, which may potentially drop their score temporarily.
First, I’m not an expert in algorithms. I’ve never taken algorithms classes, nor did I learned Calculus when I’m writing it. This passage describes an algorithm that works. It may not have a strong theoretical background, but it just works. I guess when I finish college, I may have a new understanding on this, either figuring out why it works or thinking “Oh, this sucks. What the hell I was doing?”
After we won the Asian-Pacific Championship, I continued to update my robot, preparing for the world championship. I added some essential features to the program, including a menu system, and an auto-calibrate mode that adjusts the parameters in the runtime. I also amended the ball collecting mechanism, so that the robot could collect and shoot the balls much more quickly. The new system is more accurate and rapid – by the time we left for the Worlds, the robot is capable of shooting four balls in 1second, each one of them dropping into the basket with 100% accuracy.