Archive for January, 2018

Build Season Week 3

Posted by GearHead On January 30, 2018 Comments Off on Build Season Week 3

This is week 3, and we have reached the half way point of build season.  The robot is starting to take shape.  We have the basic design of the cube manipulator, and are working on the scissors for the climb at the end of the match. We even got started on the bumpers .  Our  [ Read More ]

Week 2 was Colorful!

Posted by GearHead On January 23, 2018 Comments Off on Week 2 was Colorful!

Last week we started painting the frame, and gearbox mounts.  We are painting them team colors- orange and blue. On Friday, the students went to the hub meeting and had a learning curve on how to work unsupervised and how to put the frame together. They kind of figured it out, but they put some  [ Read More ]

Build Season Week 1

Posted by Lori Dale On January 16, 2018 Comments Off on Build Season Week 1

It is a little over a week into build season, and we are hard at work planning for this years robot.  The team has adapted our tower climber from FIRST Stronghold (2016) to use to test the climber function of this years robot.  We are brainstorming the best way to meet the challenge for the  [ Read More ]

FIRST Power Up!

Posted by daviddalegearhead On January 9, 2018 Comments Off on FIRST Power Up!

FIRST just announced the game last weekend, and build season is underway at last! Check out the game reveal video below (in the comments if you're reading this on Facebook.)  ; Our robots must pick up "power cubes".  These are used to tip the scales (and switches) in our favor. The longer we can hold  [ Read More ]

Kick Off is Coming!!!!

Posted by Lori Dale On January 2, 2018 Comments Off on Kick Off is Coming!!!!

We hope that everyone had a nice Christmas and New Years celebration.  Of course that means that we did not meet, so we have no highlights of the last week to share, but we do have something to talk about.   We are all excitedly waiting for Kick Off, and the announcement of the game challenge  [ Read More ]