Archive for October, 2018

We Have the Power!

Posted by Lori Dale On October 30, 2018 Comments Off
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This week the Gearheads finished assembling the frame for the test robot.  We have now started assembling the components to power and control the robot.  The first step was to decide where to place the various pieces (battery, Robo-Rio, Power Distribution Panel, pneumatic cylinder, etc.). Next, we worked on drilling and tapping the holes and mounting  [ Read More ]

Putting It Together

Posted by Lori Dale On October 23, 2018 Comments Off
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This week the Gearheads continued to work on the West Coast Drive system.  We have the basic frame put together, and soon we will start working on the wiring.  We are hoping to use this type of drive system on this year's competition robot, unless this year's challenge necessitates the use of a different system.  [ Read More ]

Minnesota Robotics Invitational Recap

Posted by Lori Dale On October 16, 2018 Comments Off
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Last Saturday, Oct. 13, the Gearheads competed at the Minnesota Robotics Invitational.  This is an "off-season" competition. While it does not qualify the winners to advance to another competition, it is a great time for the teams to train new students to fill a variety of roles, such as drivers, human players and working in  [ Read More ]

Preparations for MRI, and Fundraising

Posted by Lori Dale On October 10, 2018 Comments Off
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This weekend we will be participating in our final competition with "Super Sir Antsabot".  On Saturday, we will be competing at the Minnesota Robotics Invitational in Roseville.  On Monday, we gave some potential new drivers time to familiarize themselves with the robot.  Ethan and Gabe did a great job picking up the cube, lining the robot  [ Read More ]

A Productive Week

Posted by Lori Dale On October 3, 2018 Comments Off

Last Friday we were pleased to be able to be a part of Pep Fest at Apollo. Taylor Bauer, our Mascot, and last year's Safety Captain walked in the Pep Fest parade with our flag. This week we worked on assembling a West Coast Drive Chassis.  This is a new style of drive system for  [ Read More ]

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