February 5, 2020 While practicing today, one of the wheels on our bot completely stopped functioning. It would not move or respond at all. We took our mecanum wheels off our motors. We saw that a part of the gearbox we had was broken. Our team logged onto the Pitsco website, frantically adding 4 new 20:1 gearboxes and one new TorqueNADO motor to our cart and proceeding to checkout. Even with the fast shipping, the parts would arrive one day before our competition. This turned the tables of our fate. We ordered the parts. With barely any option left and the race against time, we tried fixing the gearbox ourselves. It would be risky and dangerous. We had to leave whatever we had known and go through intense divergent thinking. The bolts on the gearboxes were worn down to the point where we couldn’t untighten them with a conventional screwdriver. A teammate of wisdom suggested we drill the bolts bare so we could lift the casing off with pliers. Minutes of relentless drilling, time, and effort went into taking the casing off. In a moment of desperation, the casing popped off the motor. Our efforts and hardwork were thrown in the bin when we realised that the problem was on the outside of the motor. We had to push the part that secures the motor and the gearbox on the outside. This was not possible without breaking the gearbox. In split second decision making, another one of our teammates suggested we hammer a hollow tube that just fit the part so we could secure that piece. Hit after hit, the piece slowly started getting pushed down. A sense of accomplishment washed the tension in our brains away. We refitted the gearbox with laser precision and tightened the new bolts with utmost carefulness like our lives depended on it. We tried all that we could, and the motor lived to see another day. We were all scared that the other motors would meet the same doom so we cross checked every single motor on the drivetrain. After fixing the motor, we noticed that the robot was drifting in our programs. Since we didn’t have any time left anymore and our teammates had to be places, our team decided to troubleshoot it tomorrow.