Archive for January, 2017

Lets Go!

Posted by Nathan Block On January 31, 2017 Comments Off on Lets Go!

We are nearly finished with prototyping parts for our robot, and now are working on our competition robot. We are starting the process of making the metal parts for our competition robot. Recently a few members visited TDM (Theisen Design and Manufacturing) to see how they do things, and get some ideas for our robot. (Thanks again for  [ Read More ]

Build Update

Posted by Nathan Block On January 24, 2017 Comments Off on Build Update

We have recently started to assemble our robot and finish our prototypes. We have many interesting ideas for our robot and we can't wait to try them!   Assembling the frame Working on the Mechanums and on the Gear carrier.   We have also live streamed our past few build days, it is the best  [ Read More ]

Fuel Delivery System (Shooter)

Posted by daviddalegearhead On January 17, 2017 Comments Off on Fuel Delivery System (Shooter)

The team has been hard at work this week on a design for the shooter for the robot. It's been quite successful, and our last test had us making two-thirds of our shots, and launching 3 balls per second. Some improved code on the flywheel control should make things even better! Check out the video  [ Read More ]

Up Up and Away!

Posted by Nathan Block On January 10, 2017 Comments Off on Up Up and Away!

Saturday, we had our Kick Off.  It marked the beginning of Build Season! This year's game is called Steamworks. We have brainstormed many ideas, one of which is to pick up fuel from the floor. We will blog about what our robot will be this year once we finish prototyping Some of the team, at Kick Off  [ Read More ]

Is it Time Yet?

Posted by Nathan Block On January 3, 2017 Comments Off on Is it Time Yet?

This Saturday at SCSU will mark one of the most important events of FIRST, Kickoff! This will be the first Kickoff for most of our team this year. We are excited for what this years game will be, from football to making hippos dance (What a sight it would be to see a hippo do the disco  [ Read More ]