FIRST Robotics Competition


1/24/2015 through 2/3/2015 Update

Posted by Michael Balsewicz on February 3, 2015 at 7:10 PM


Busy, busy, busy! Sorry there have not been many updates recently. This has been due to the fact that our Webmasters have been busy with their additional machining duties. Through the past week and a half we have made significant progress with our robot. “HOUSTON, WE HAVE ‘ER DRIVING!” Our robot is driving very well and we also have very good handling at higher speeds. The two main design groups working on robot mechanisms are also running smoothly, and are finalizing their designs. Our field elements are running smoothly. The two field elements we have replicated are the loading ramp, and the scoring zone. We have had eighth graders who are already dedicated to robotics visiting us and learning the skills needed for FIRST. This is a great asset for our team due to the fact that we will not have to train them in basic skills when they join the team in the fall.


Most of the parts we need are cut and in the welding booth.


Electrical panel is finished, we are in the process of installing all of the many components onto it.


Andrew has our whole robot on Autodesk. The two separate design teams, with talking to him have their mechanisms compatible with his robot files.


Our acceleration and deceleration codes are finished, and we are working on getting the mechanism programs running smoothly.


Thank you to all of the parents’ who brought in food for us.

Thank you to Kiwanis, for the sponsorship on the 27th.

Our bag date is the 17th at 12:00 pm EST.

Thank you to the chairman’s team making ANTI-DRUG buttons and selling them at lunch. They were 50 cents apiece and we still managed to make over 100 dollars. The money is being donated to an anti-drug/ drug prevention program.


-From the desk of Michael Balsewicz


Categories: Build Season 2015

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