January Highlights

Posted by Lori Dale On January 31, 2021 Comments Off on January Highlights

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is well into its 2021 season, with alternative games and challenges necessitated by Covid. The Gearheads are meeting in-person twice a week with the option of virtual meetings with Build and Programming Coach Corey Applegate.

During our in-person meetings, we have taken apart the intake and ball delivery mechanism from last year’s robot. Our goal is to refine the intake and add a turret. We think that will help improve our accuracy in the Virtual Infinite Recharge @ Home competition, which involves shooting from different distances and navigating an obstacle course. We also want to have a competition-ready robot, in case there are off-season competitions this coming summer and fall.

Brandon and Carter taking off the old intake

Corey working with a student on programming
Natalie cutting a prototype for the robot ball delivery system

We also are hoping to have an entry in the game challenge competition, so we are brainstorming ideas for our submission. We think that we are off to a good start.

Slack Channel for Game Design Competition

If either of those appeals to you and you are a student and would like to visit and check out the team, please contact us at our email granitecitygearheads.com or stop by room 913 at 4:45 on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. We would also love students interested in the media and business teams to come and check us out!

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