During the second week of build season, our team accomplished a multitude of tasks getting us closer to a completed robot. Our build team finished prototyping the robot along with assembling a lift kit, which is a powered mechanism that can raise game components up over seven feet in the air. Our drivetrain frame was completed and we are beginning to mount wheels onto it. The programming team worked on a gyro code which helps stabilize the robot.
Our first week consisted of team brainstorming and being well read on this years’ rules. We started a prototype robot, as well as designing our competition robot on a program called SolidWorks. SolidWorks is a modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering computer program. So far, we are on schedule for finishing tasks and completing the final design. We also have been starting construction of field elements.
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The 2018 robotics season has finally begun! We are excited to begin our new year with a brand new challenge, FIRST Power UP! Here are some pictures of the team brainstorming and coming up with ideas for the new robot.
Today the team is wrapping presents at Harley Davidson in Hermantown. We can wrap any of your gifts for a small donation to Animal Allies. The Harley Center will match all donations to Animal Allies. Come out and support Animal Allies. We are here from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Students and Mentors from our team volunteered at the FLL Tournament on December 9th this month at the Hermantown Middle School. Volunteers from our team helped work at table set ups, pit crew helpers, time keepers, and end of the night clean up. Thanks for inviting us to volunteer, our team members had a great time.
This Tuesday, Team 4009 had the Cub Scouts visit Denfeld High-school to check our base of operations! After giving a tour of both the FAB LAB and our general work space, the Cub Scouts got to work with volunteering team members to create their own robots (Scribblebots) to color on a large piece of paper. In doing this they earned the “Robotics Adventure Loop”. Thanks for coming, Cub Scouts!
This is going to be a great event for a great price! You get a great BBQ meal, concert, fun & games, and entry into the raffles (need not be present to win), all for only $10!
Better yet, you are supporting our robotics team and other wonderful West Duluth Sports & Activities!
Look for our table… we will be out selling in the following locations:
Tuesday afternoon: SuperAmerica in Morgan Park
Wednesday: Robotics night at the Huskies Game in West Duluth RAINED OUT!
(We will be rescheduling for another Huskies game very soon.)
Thursday: back at SuperAmerica in Morgan Park
Or reach us by phone at (201) 232-5861
or by e-mail at DNA4009@gmail.com
Don’t miss out on this exciting event and opportunity to support local teams!