Crunch Time

I crunched on cinnamon cereal this morning. And currently, we are crunching down on CDR. Lockheed Martin's Critical Design Review is approaching in just a little more than a week, and currently the robotics team is focusing on finishing up anything needed for CDR. The team members are working hard on different aspects of the robot. The build team is each working on a specific part of the robot to improve it, with some working on the hook of the hanger and a couple others working on the ske...
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“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

We all know that Thomas Edison didn't make a properly-functioning light bulb in one go; in the process, he went through over a thousand failures before he reached success. Such is the same situation with robotics. Currently, the majority of the team members are working on improvements in a variety areas, or trying to figure out how to resolve different problems. The build team is currently undergoing several instances of trial and error; they are working on the ball shooter by testing out dif...
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Starting The Race Against Time

Hello guys, happy Saturday! Our first competition is in six weeks, and the clock is ticking! Currently, the build team is split up in several sections, with each section working on different parts of the robot. A few people are working on the final gear collectors, so that the robot can pick up the gears efficiently to score big points during the game, while others are working on the bumpers of the robots by piecing together colorful, protective pool noodles. Yet some other team members are w...
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The end of FRC pre-season!

And just like the way autumn comes to an end, the preseason is drawn to a close as we prepare to go full throttle into our build season.   In terms of mechanics, the chassis for the robot is just about finished, and the team is currently working on the electronic aspects. The chassis has a lot more potential than the one from last year’s, as the design is now more standardized, with a few more improvements to make ...
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