Archive for November, 2018

Getting a JUMPSTART!

Posted by Lori Dale On November 27, 2018 Comments Off on Getting a JUMPSTART!

This week the team prepared for Jumpstart. Jumpstart is one of the largest training opportunities in the nation for FRC teams. There will be multiple classes each hour, and an Automation Fair with several area vendors in parts and supplies most teams use in building their robot. It draws teams throughout the state. Approximately 800  [ Read More ]

Wheels in Motion!

Posted by Lori Dale On November 20, 2018 Comments Off on Wheels in Motion!

This week the students practiced driving the new testbot. Natalie, Ethan and Gabe each had a turn at driving the robot.  First, we tried some traction wheels, then we switched out the front and back wheels for Omni wheels, leaving the larger center wheels.  From here I will let (Coach) Corey Applegate take over because he  [ Read More ]

Testbot is Alive!

Posted by Lori Dale On November 14, 2018 Comments Off on Testbot is Alive!

This Monday, we finished wiring the Testbot and it is up and running!  We were able to take it to the Central Minnesota Robotics Hub meeting for the month to show it off.   The next step is to get some driving practice on it, and possibly add a few manipulators (mechanisms to pick up game  [ Read More ]

We Are Wired!

Posted by Lori Dale On November 7, 2018 Comments Off on We Are Wired!

This week we wired up the robot. We are nearly done!  Our hope is to finish wiring the robot and having it running next week, to show the other teams at the Central Minnesota Hub meeting on Tuesday.  As they say, "A picture is worth 1,000 words, so here are a few pictures to show how  [ Read More ]