Category: 2016 Build Blog

Build blog for the 2016 season

Day 46: Stop Build Day

Day 46/46 of build season has ended! Most of us will sleep early tomorrow for sure as we’ve been working and thinking of the robot since day 1. Today, we had a full demonstration of the robot crossing all defenses

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Day 45: Monday 2/22/16, bots nearly ready

The practice robot is driving and being tested at the school, and the competition robot is nearly complete.  The plan is to finish the competition robot tonight and bring both robots to the practice field tomorrow.  Significant work was completed

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Day 44: Practice Robot Demo

Today, we tested the practice robot, worked diligently on mechanisms and final designs, made progress on outreach and also worked on programming vision targeting. Practice Robot:  Today, we tested the efficiency of shooting the boulders from the batter (under the

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Day 43: Finished practice robot

With less than 3 days until Stop Build Day, we worked diligently to finish all of the parts for both the practice and competition bot. Outreach: We are making a Chairman’s binder for organizing past community events, summarized and placed

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Day 42: Feb 19th, flywheel, robot build, scouting, etc.

Today there is still much to do on the robot: electrical work is being done on the practice robot (all work completed by students so far), pneumatics are being routed, flywheel testing is continuing, and the drive system for the

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Day 41: Robot name: Scorpio

Today, we decided on a name for our robot, and after a split decision between Scorpio and Pathfinder, we decided on Scorpio. In addition, the drive team members for this year were announced today.  There was also a publication of

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Day 40: Flywheel and collector mods, camera

T-minus 7 days to stop build, and the flywheel is working again.  The collector underwent additions, and the new camera was connected to the programming robot.  Also, one of our lead mechanical mentors made a Stronghold video game on the

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Day 39: wiring starts, flywheel adjustments, programming

Today, we worked diligently on finishing the robot with only 7 days remaining. We have started to wire the robot today, and bumpers were also being worked on. In addition, FRC Team 4508 (Nuts and Bolts) came to our school

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Day 38: Monday Feb. 15th, robot assembly and programming

8 days to go in build season.  Robot assembly is accelerating: both flywheels are assembled, one is attached to the practice bot; both lances and indexers are attached to the bots, tomahawks are attached to the bots, side panels are

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Day 37: Practice Field Training – Part 2

Today, potential drive team members continued to be tested on the practice field from 12 PM to 6PM. While the potential team members were being tested, the rest of the team back at the high school made more progress as

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