Every group has presented their Preliminary Design Review! They all have an idea about their respective design and a plan to move forward. Next week will see Critical Design Review for most groups, while the Frame+Mobility subgroup starts to cut and assemble the frame.
The team has been effected by late starts and early school closings in the week of Jan 13. We have been meeting at Nova Labs when possible but it’s not as productive as having shop access.
The frame and mobility team, aka BAMF, gave their PDR presentation. The other groups are close to prepared for their presentations and are working as fast as the weather allows.
Try again nature – we’re meeting at Nova Labs — 6p tonight Jan 14 — and there’s nothing you can do to stop us from building this year’s robot!
P.S. Please don’t smite us with a hurricane-blizzard-tornado-quake. At least, wait till after build season, thanks.
Firstly, there is the possibility of snow over the weekend. Look for an email from Kelsey about meeting update before you leave on Saturday.
The team spent the week in brainstorming solutions to play the game, and learned a lot from doing it. Now we meet in subgroups to plan for PDR and solve the specific challenges.
There are a few different ideas floating around for each manipulator system. Some parts arrived yesterday and we were able to test suction on the cargo, and if it will seal. There was enough vacuum to shatter the make-shift suction cup!
About 30 students, parents, and mentors came to the high school to watch the kickoff presentation on Saturday! We had a great potluck spread for breakfast and enthusiasm for the new game. We were excited to see the game, Destination: Deep Space — everyone immediately started brainstorming ideas and preparing for Stubots the next day.
Stay tuned for more updates as we iterate ideas and prototype solutions!
Friday (Mar 29)
Saturday (Mar 30)
The robot is working well, and the few problems we had were quickly fixed. During our practice matches today, it seems like things were really finally coming together. In some of the practice matches, we scored 38, 46, and 58 points all by ourselves. We actually left the pits early tonight, because there was nothing left to fix, and nothing to work on! If we can keep that up, tomorrow should be pretty interesting.
Come to our New Member Meeting and learn about everything the HHS Robotics team does. There will be pizza and presentations about each aspect of our team – come to find out more where you can help and have fun! We do more than just build robots, there’s bound to be a part of the team you’ll find interesting. Bring a friend and get involved!
Our team meets every Tuesday in the Herndon High School drama room from 7P to 9P during the Fall.
Team116’s kickoff event will be held on Saturday, January 7, 9:00a, at the Herndon High School library. Come to watch the FIRST broadcast, eat breakfast, and learn the new game for this year!
The library is located to the left of the main office as you walk into Door #1 at the front of the school.
All student team members’ parents are asked to attend a short parent meeting this Tuesday, Nov 8 at 7p. We’ll discuss the general team guidelines, your student’s participation, our build season, competitions, costs, and other details for the season. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bill (Director of FRC at FIRST) of Bill’s Blog: http://frcdirector.blogspot.com/2011/09/list-new-region.html is “asking about your team’s experience with FRC Awards. For this survey I would like everyone’s individual input. Please encourage everyone you know on an FRC team to take the survey by Wednesday, Sept 28th.”
Via Mike Y. on our team mailing list.