Category: Build Season: 2014

15
Oct 14

October 14th

Tonight we finalized the autonomous and vision tracking code as well as working on shooting presets and completing and installing a new pawl for the winch. We loaded the robot and tools into the van in preparation for the Duel on the Delaware coming up this Saturday. A new member was introduced to the team and he was quickly put to work on packing. Our Safety Captain worked on building our safety binder and the media team worked on organizing scouting strategy. All that’s left now is to sit tight and wait till Saturday. Wish us luck!

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08
Oct 14

October 7th

Today we worked on finalizing blAZE for the Duel On The Delaware, which is fast approaching. We connected with the robot wirelessly and established connection with the camera for targeting during autonomous mode.  Also, we remounted the camera and our mechanical captain, Joseph, worked with our head mentor Ty on designing and making a new pawl to replace the one that bent at the Battle O’ Baltimore. The autonomous code was further refined and the hot-goal targeting code was integrated. The drive team was also picked and they began to discuss strategy for the upcoming competition. Overall, today was a highly productive day with lots of work getting done and problems being addressed, though we still have much to do before we’re ready to compete.

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08
Oct 14

September 30th

Over the past several weeks since the Battle O’ Baltimore, the team has been working to perfect our design leading up to our final competition with blAZE at the Duel on the Delaware. We have primary been working on refining the autonomous code and incorporating the camera for a hot-goal detection system. We have also practiced and recorded pre-set angles for shooting.

20
Sep 14

September 20th

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We arrived at the Battle of Baltimore at approximately 7:30 am on September 20th and began

unloading and setting up the pits. We had a group split off and go to the stands and get spots for

the team. The team members in the pits started getting the robot, “Blaze,” ready for a practice

By the time we were done getting the bumpers on and making sure the robot was ready to

run, the first matches were already starting. Everyone except for the drive team went to the stands

to watch the first matches and help scout out possible alliance partners. The drive team left and went

in the match cue.

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Throughout the day the robot ran great! There were no software problems and no

electrical problems. Although, in one match our robot was hit so hard that our pawl came out of

place so we could not wind back our shooter. We made a temporary fix that lasted the rest of the day.

The Battle of Baltimore rules were changed so that every team was able to compete in

finals. We competed in a couple rounds before our alliance was eliminated. We took down the pits

and loaded the car at around 5:00 pm. We hung around outside and arranged for the drive home.

 

 

29
Mar 14

March 29th

Today, we were a small but mighty few.  As a team, we continue to prepare eagerly for our regional competition. We streamed a competition and discussed how we would work with the robots and fix any problems they ran into.  We worked on strategies for our human player.

The CAD team is working hard to finish our bill of Materials.

The Mechanical Team worked on how to best secure everything for load up, they then worked on the pawl.

The Media Team is working hard to finish the notebook so it can be printed.  Today we formatted all of the handwritten notes that we have been collecting, finished our senior page, and finished a very creative (and super cute) write-up for Kelvin (our robot last year) and what he did over the summer. Our Chairman’s Award video submission is almost done, and we are extremely proud of it.

It has been a very productive day for the team. We can’t wait to Make It Happen at competition.

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