The End Has Come- Of Build Season, That Is…

Posted by Lori Dale On February 22, 2018 Comments Off
pre-competition auto cube

Tuesday, we arrived at the season long anticipated day known as "Stop Build" or "Bag and Tag".  Our robot is in the bag, and we cannot touch it until competition, except for a couple of demo's.  That does not mean that we are done until Competition.  There are plenty of things to work on in  [ Read More ]

Charging Ahead to Pre-Competition!

Posted by daviddalegearhead On February 13, 2018 Comments Off

We're in Week Five of Build Season, and rushing to put the last few finishing touches on our robot. We just finished most of our wiring last week, and the robot can move around a bit – check out the scissors lift below!             Our robot in motion. Test, not full  [ Read More ]

Build Season- Week 4 Robot Build and Awards

Posted by GearHead On February 6, 2018 Comments Off

We are at crunch time for our build season, with only two weeks left.  We have started mounting the electronics to the robot this week.  The Robots subsystems are almost all complete with the climb left to build.  The bumpers are ready to get wrapped this week and add our team number to them.  We  [ Read More ]

Build Season Week 3

Posted by GearHead On January 30, 2018 Comments Off

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

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

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

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
Power Up Logo

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 ]