Friday, September 26, 2014

Reforming Teams

We are now going to switch sides and make new teams. Some of the VEX teams are switching over to Tetrix to begin working on the FTC Cascade Effect game. With the new rules and field bill of materials coming out, we are going to change gears and put our focus towards this. Our goals for this week are to determine how many groups we will have and those groups will be focused on.
R I P   G A S P A C H O

Monday, September 22, 2014

Week 5

For this week we have put the finishing touches on our robot and competed in the final competition. unfortunately we didn't do as well as we had hoped to.  We found that our robot was losing traction very easily. Lack of support on our axles caused them to flex which in turn caused the gears to not properly mesh together restricting our robot from performing at max capacity.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Game Day

Today is Friday! We were supposed to have our Tug-O'-War elimination bracket tournament, but our teacher is not here today and the tournament has to be postponed. So instead, we are all trying to practice with other teams and perfecting our robots for when we do have the tournament. The next
challenge for next week is still unknown, so all we can do is prep for next week's tournament.

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's the Final Countdown

Its the beginning to the end. This is the final few days we have before it is time to pit our bot against all the others. This week we need to hunker down and really tie up any loose ends, or in our case, tighten down any loose bolts. The motors are spinning today and our robot can move, but can it win?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wrapping Up Our Returning Week

This week was not as constructive as we had hoped. With the robot still not complete, we do not have a lot of time to finish before the next competition rolls around. We will try to focus all of our efforts next week on completing the new drive-train and programming the brain. It should be simple enough, but with our luck, who knows how it will turn out.

Monday, September 8, 2014

We're Back in Business!

So after we all spent this past weekend relaxing and catching up on some much needed sleep, we put our heads together to come up with a better robot design that will surely knock out any robot that stands in our way. Our team is back together and no one is MIA any longer. To make sure things get done, we have even taken the extra step to assign jobs and positions for everyone to take care of before the end of the week. Our team is really showing promise and we hope that all goes well for the next elimination bracket.

Friday, September 5, 2014

That's All Folks

After the gears settled, our robot was not very victorious. The Tug-O'-War Challenge Elimination Bracket was yesterday and the competition was tough, we beat out most of our competitors, but suffered a defeat near the end when our rigged spacer failed to keep our driving gear in place. Today marks the end of an era and next week will open a new chapter in our team's book.