Build Season Week 6 & Robot Reveal

The sixth week of build season has been busy with bag and tag only four days away. Our build team has been working hard on a climbing mechanism as well as perfecting the robot’s power cube intake. Programming subteam perfected the power cube dumper code and produced a debug log for any possible errors. These two subteams worked together to test drive our robot as well. Spirit team’s avatar has been accepted and is now viewable on The Blue Alliance. Our awards team sent in the submission for the Entrepreneurship Award, leading into work with their next project, the Chairman’s Award video. We culminated the week with our Robot Reveal. Community members were able to see our unveiled robot “Alpha Andy” and watch it perform the tasks of this years’ challenge. This was a great opportunity for us to thank our sponsors and the community for their support this build season.

Thanks again for your support this year.

Build Season Weekly Update 5

Our fifth week of build season has been full of accomplishments for our sub teams. Our build team prototyped a power cube manipulator which is in the final stage of the manufacturing process. The electrical sub team finished placement of electronic components, bringing us closer to completion of the robot. Programming finished coding the drive train and are now working on the autonomous program. Our awards team finished writing the Chairman’s award and submitted it. They are also continuing to work on the Entrepreneurship Award submission.

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Build Season Week 4 Update

Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) Update for Week 4

This week our build and electrical sub teams have been busy completing their goals for this week! The build team has completed a game piece manipulator and our drivetrain and electrical teams have been piecing together the electronics board to mount on our robot. The programming team has completed the gyro code, and is currently working on finishing the practice robot code. Additionally, our spirit design team has finalized and submitted our FIRST avatar for our competitions. The business team has been working on the Entrepreneurship Award submission. The Awards team are continuing their work on the Chairman’s Award from last week.                       

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Build Season Week 3 Update

Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) Update for Week 3

We are 25 days away from bag and tag, the end of build season. This week our CAD team finalized the main robot design and has moved on to designing our game piece manipulators. Our detailed CAD design makes the building process of the robot easier and more efficient for our mechanical team. We were able to complete our frame, as well as the front wheel attachment, and added our lift. Our programming team has started the robot competition code, and is tuning the gyro code they started during week two. Additionally, our awards team is currently working on our submission for the Chairman’s Award, the most prestigious award in all of FIRST.

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Build Season Week 2 Update

 

 

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.

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Thanks again for your support this year!

Build Season Week 1 Update

 

January 12, 2018

Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) Update for Week 1

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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Kickoff

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.