I swear there isn't a completely new robot in there (but who would be surprised?)
At this year's NE DCMP event, the Elm City Robo Squad was able to walk away with 123 District Points, securing our spot at the World Championships in Saint Louis, MO, and ranking 6th in New England.
After extremely rough qualification matches ranked us 52 (out of 64), we were chosen by the fifth ranked alliance captains, FRC Team 125 NUTRONs, along with FRC team 4564 Orange Chaos. Through the ups and downs of the competition, our alliance was able to finish the event as semifinalists! Congratulations to the winning alliance - FRC Teams 2168, 195, and 1073.
The team still managed to bring home a blue banner by winning the Chairman's Award at the event! Congratulations to FRC teams 125, 1071, and 3467 for their Chairman's wins!
And now...some wise words from brick2.0 as the team gets ready for World Champs
This weekend, Elm City Robo Squad FRC Team 558 competed at the Week 5 NE Hartford District Event. After qualifications, we were ranked 10th, and were picked by the #1 alliance captain, FRC Team 195 "The CyberKnights", as the first alliance pick. FRC Team 173, "Rage Robotics" was chosen to complete the alliance.
After the Waterbury District Event, the team decided to do a full redesign of our 2017 STEAMWorks robot, and we proudly introduced our (new) 2017 robot: Brick 2.0 at the Hartford Event #FSUPart2
FRC Team 558 is also proud to have won the Chairman's Award at this event!
Also...we were one fuel shot away from beating the world's high score!
And... a bet is a bet. #inspire
During the Waterbury District Event we debuted our 2017 STEAMWorks Robot: Hatchet! Elm City Robo Squad was chosen by fourth alliance captains FRC Team 195, The Cyber Knights, and finished as semi-finalists at the event!
The team was also awarded with the Entrepreneurship Award at the event!
It's the end of week 5. With two snow days putting us behind schedule, the team got to work early and finished later than usual today. We worked on finalizing our gear intakes, our shooter, our ball intake/elevator mechanism, programming, and machining other parts to go on the competition robot.
Today, students were able to demonstrate our offseason robot, Slick 2.0, at Career High School's Open House!
With the end of build season approaching, our robot is slowly starting to look completed. Today, we were able to custom cut shooter components at Yale University!
Also, thank you to all of our students and mentors who attended our Shake-The-Can fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday! We were able to make over $1,300!
This week, we worked on wiring the practice robot for this years game! We also started machining different components to go onto this years robot, including our hanging mechanism.
Students also got to test-drive Slick 2.0
Yesterday, a group of students and mentors got together to attend New Haven Public Schools Magnet Fair! There, they got to drive around the robot and encourage potential freshmen to attend Career (and join the team!)
With build season already halfway over, the team is working full steam ahead (no pun intended)!
Yesterday, at our Shake-The-Can fundraiser, we were able to make just over $300 in two hours!
Today, students working on assembling our drive train, including mounting our belly pan to our drive chassis, assembling gear boxes, and attaching the battery mount to the robot. Students also met in groups to work on Chairmans and other awards (the deadline is approaching!)
Thanks to our sponsors at Yale University, we were able to laser-machine shooter parts!
With week 3 of build season under way, the team is busier than ever. We've finished tweaking our shooter, have put chains (ugh) on our drive train, and are working on other components of our robot such as our ball elevator mechanism, hopper, ball intake, and gear collecting/placing systems. Reveals coming soon...maybe...
Students are also working on learning to put together gearboxes and use machines such as the lathe. Thank you to our sponsors for continuing to support us throughout the season and thank you to Best Buy for providing us with our lathe last year!