Central Valley Regional

From March 9th to March 12th, the team drove up to Madera South High School to attend the Central Valley Regional. The team placed 20th out of 47 in qualification matches and was the 1st pick in the 8th seat alliance! There was a tough battle during quarter finals, as two tiebreaker matches were played before the team advanced to semifinals. The team won semifinals and then advanced to finals, which the team ended up placing 2nd. During the award ceremony, the team was given the Wildcard award, which gives a spot for the World Championships!

The next regional the team will be attending is at UCI for the Orange County Regional, from March 29th to April 1st!

World Championships will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas during Spring Break! (April 19th to 22th)

Stay tuned for the exact convention center the team will be attending!

 

From March 9th to March 12th, the team drove up to Madera South High School to attend the Central Valley Regional. The team placed 20th out of 47 in qualification matches and was the 1st pick in the 8th seat alliance! There was a tough battle during quarter finals, as two tiebreaker matches were played before the team advanced to semifinals. The team won semifinals and then advanced to finals, which the team ended up placing 2nd. During the award ceremony, the team was given the Wildcard award, which gives a spot for the World Championships! The next regional the team will be attending is at UCI for the Orange County Regional, from March 29th to April 1st! World Championships will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, and Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas during Spring Break! (April 19th to 22th) Stay tuned for the exact convention center the team will be attending!...

Build Session January 31, 2017

The team brought all focus to prototyping the robot. The shooter and intake system were developed, giving promise for the first stage of the robot. The prototype drive system is currently being developed, and the team hopes to get a prototype chassis by the upcoming Saturday. The programming team is writing up code for the robot and some field elements were built, ready for testing.

The team brought all focus to prototyping the robot. The shooter and intake system were developed, giving promise for the first stage of the robot. The prototype drive system is currently being developed, and the team hopes to get a prototype chassis by the upcoming Saturday. The programming team is writing up code for the robot and some field elements were built, ready for...

Kickoff!

On the day of the kickoff, our team woke up early for the FIRST robotics live stream. This live stream would include the game reveal, which presents the objective of the game and the point system. This game definitely led to the team to come up with strategies that focus on different aspects of the game; the team realized that this game really puts the “teamwork” in “STEAMworks”. The second challenge for the team was designing a robot to complete the different objectives in the most efficient way.  At the end of the day, the team went home and the officers even continued discussions!

On the day of the kickoff, our team woke up early for the FIRST robotics live stream. This live stream would include the game reveal, which presents the objective of the game and the point system. This game definitely led to the team to come up with strategies that focus on different aspects of the game; the team realized that this game really puts the “teamwork” in “STEAMworks”. The second challenge for the team was designing a robot to complete the different objectives in the most efficient way.  At the end of the day, the team went home and the officers even continued...

Training Sessions and Mock Kickoff

In the past few training sessions for wiring and media, we have learned about the basics. For media, we have learned how to access the website and edit blog entries, post pictures, and change or update old information. In the wiring sessions, we learned how to solder wires, or connect them by heating the solder onto the wires and letting them harden. We also have a mock kickoff on December 15th, which is taking an old game and developing prototypes of the game with different groups of people.

In the past few training sessions for wiring and media, we have learned about the basics. For media, we have learned how to access the website and edit blog entries, post pictures, and change or update old information. In the wiring sessions, we learned how to solder wires, or connect them by heating the solder onto the wires and letting them harden. We also have a mock kickoff on December 15th, which is taking an old game and developing prototypes of the game with different groups of...

Almost there 

With only a few days left in build season, the robot is in its final stages of development. CTO Michael Justin told us, “After 5 weeks of prototyping and development, we finally settled on a final design. All of our hard work is finally coming together.” 

With only a few days left in build season, the robot is in its final stages of development. CTO Michael Justin told us, “After 5 weeks of prototyping and development, we finally settled on a final design. All of our hard work is finally coming...

Progress

This build season is progressing rapidly, with multiple prototypes being developed. Although we can’t give out too many details yet, this year’s robot is going to be one of our most successful yet.IMG_0005

This build season is progressing rapidly, with multiple prototypes being developed. Although we can’t give out too many details yet, this year’s robot is going to be one of our most successful...