This past weekend we attended our first competition for the 2020 season! Despite the numerous challenges we still dominated at competition and gave it our all. Check out these pics from Saturday and Sunday!
Our official 2020 robot! We still haven't come up with a name, any ideas?
We had lots of fun! This year we have a completely new drive team with three of our sophomores! After finishing our climber the day before, our favorite part was watching our robot rise to save FIRST City!
We tested our intake and worked on more prototypes for our shooter and for our floor intake.
During week 2, we invited the Fun Gang over to our shop to work on their robot. We continued to prototype the climber and intake, and we discussed the pros and cons of size variations of robots.
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.