So, It's been a while.... But we're back! So much happened since the last blog post... Here's a recap!
We had a really successful 2019 season; we received the Engineering Inspiration award in the Hartford Competition, we won our first ever District Championship competition, and we qualified and competed at the World Championships!!
To wrap up 2019, We introduced many new members onto our team, we engaged with our community through outreach, we came together, celebrating on our holiday party, and last but not least..... We prepared for the upcoming 2020 season!!! We are ready to conquer this season.
We started to build our 2019 robot for competitions. After assembling the gearboxes, we mounted them onto the chassis and put on the wheels.
On Saturday, we welcomed FRC 7869 "The Fun Gang" into our shop and helped them build their robot.
We demonstrated our robot at the New Haven Public School's Expo. Here we taught kids about FIRST and let them drive our robot.
This week was all about working on our prototypes and building them to put on our practice bot
The start of building the elevator
After a few days, we finished building the frame that rises over six feet!
Check out our vlogs to see how our climber prototype is working!
Bumpers on the practice bot!
Currently, this is how our duck prototype looks like........ Stay tuned for vlogs showing how it works!
We finished our practice robot.... Now we can finally practice driving! We're working on prototypes and testing them out. We also stated to design our competition bot.
The students worked hard this week as they were taking their midterms and and still showed up to robotics everyday. So much has been happening this week. We started and developed new prototypes, we welcomed our sponsor, Avangrid, into our workshop, we strategized and planned for future competitions, and we even tried some ethnic dishes from our teamates!
One of our sponsors, Avangrid, came into our shop on Wednesday, January 16, to talk to us and learn about what we do. We proudly showed them all of our prototypes, plans for future competitions, Chaiman's plans, and more!
Our "Duck" prototype for the hatch intake
We started designing and building prototypes for the cargo intake.
Prototyping, prototyping, and even more prototyping.... We're starting our first week strong with a bunch of prototype designs. We're super excited to see how all of our designs work!
We're testing out some pretty cool climbing and hatch intake prototypes!!
Check out this pretty cool hatch intake model made by one of our freshmen! Can't wait to see how it will work!
After months of waiting, we finally approached kickoff and the start of the 2019 season! We are all excited to start prototyping and planning for Deep Space! We wish all of the teams good luck and an exciting build season!
Preparing to watch the 2019 game animation!
We got right to work on Sunday building some field elements and prototyping