This morning, some of the students and mentors met in the robot room to focus on the design of the 208 team robot for the upcoming First Tech Challenge (c). This year’s competition, “Cascade Effect,” involves three periods, including autonomous and driver-controlled periods, in which the teams can score points by accomplishing tasks such as knocking over the kickstand holding dozens of plastic balls, moving rolling goals, and scoring balls in the goals. Here is the official video explaining each of the game periods:
Today’s major objective was to build a replica of the game field and the base of the robot.
Mentor Paul Sullivan coaching students Kelly Welch, Daniel Putnam, and Ethan Welch in the mock field.
Daniel Putnam securing a metal hub before drilling holes in it.
Kelly Welch building the robot base.
Mentors Paul Sullivan, Henry Bull, and Dave Stanek, assembling the robot base with the students.
Categories: 208 Robot
We will be having a robot team meeting this Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm. We need all students to attend this meeting.
- We will be doing a Marble Slab fundraiser. This was a successful fundraiser for the team last year. We will have information to hand out at the meeting so we need all students present.
- We will be holding a yard sale on either November 8 or 15 (probably the 15). Start collecting items at home now. We will need each student to help during the yard sale day and on the Friday before the yard sale day to help prepare items for the sale.
- We will be making final plans for the FRC competition in Chapin this Saturday, October 11. I need to know by the end of our meeting which students plan to attend.
- We will be making final plans for the robot demo at Books on Broad this Saturday, October 11. (Yes – the FRC competition and the robot demo are the same day.)
We will continue to work on small robot field items and robot designs. We will be doing final practice driving of our FRC robot. We may decide to have a robot game strategy discussion later this week so students who will be driving will know the rules of the game.
I look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
Paul Sullivan – Mentor
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