Archive for March, 2019

Day 1 Is Done, On to Day 2

Posted by Lori Dale On March 28, 2019 Comments Off on Day 1 Is Done, On to Day 2

The Gearheads finished our practice day today with plenty of opportunities to gain on the field practice for the drive team. We won our first match, and were able to start on level 2 of the hab, which is worth a couple of extra points. We were also able to pick up hatch panels that  [ Read More ]

Blasting Off for Destination Deep Space

Posted by Lori Dale On March 27, 2019 Comments Off on Blasting Off for Destination Deep Space

This week the Gearheads will pack up our robot, tool box and carts and head to the University of Minnesota for our competition at Williams Arena. We leave Wednesday and set up the pit, Thursday we will compete in practice matches, Friday and Saturday morning will be the qualification matches. Friday afternoon will be the  [ Read More ]

A View Of Our Week

Posted by Lori Dale On March 20, 2019 Comments Off on A View Of Our Week

They say that a picture is worth 1000 words, so this week we are giving you 3 pictures (3000 words) plus a few more to spare. We added a rail to our cart to hold our bumpers. We are also installed some new robot supports. We made some improvements to our drivers station. We also  [ Read More ]

Pressing our Buttons

Posted by daviddalegearhead On March 13, 2019 Comments Off on Pressing our Buttons

On Monday the team received our new button press. Natalie, Hannah, and Kaylin, with the help of Barb, ¬†got a good head start on the buttons for the regional. We also mounted our hatch pickup device to our practice bot and pre-wired it so it will be easy to affix it to the competition robot.  [ Read More ]

Getting Ready for Competition

Posted by Lori Dale On March 5, 2019 Comments Off on Getting Ready for Competition

This week the team wired up the testbot chassis to test out our floor pick up mechanism. It will be part of our 30 lbs. that we can add to our robot at competition. We hope to pick up some of the hatch panels that other teams drop on the field. Above a picture of  [ Read More ]