The build season is in full swing! For the past few weeks we have designed, manufactured, assembled, coded, and connected a lot along the way. Each of these things has presented their own challenges. Fortunately, that is no matter for team 1188! The team has been working very nicely through every obstacle we have encountered
After the first two weeks of the 2020 build season, we are progressing nicely. This year the team has chosen to focus on collecting balls (“power cells”) and shooting them into the high goal, which is about nine feet off the ground. The build team has completed the second iteration of a shooter prototype and
In July, Team 1188 went to Robocon in Lapeer, MI. At this off season event Team 1188 worked on informing our new members about how a competition setting works. We had new members perform a range of tasks that went from driving and operating the robot in matches to working on the robot in the
We are close to completing our competition robot with only a couple days left until we have to bag it for our first district competition in Gibralter. Our practice robot is done but our goal by the end of today is to complete the competition machine. Media just released a new video showing the highlights
The RoboRavens have been working hard to have our bots ready for practice and for our upcoming competition. We have finished building our practice bot, though we’ve currently taken the arm assembly off and are working on the next iteration. Our current project is to work on the chassis of our competition bot as well
As we wind down our first big robot sprint, the chassis and elevator are both nearing completion. We completed the build of our practice robot’s “belly pan”, or electronics board. Currently, parts of our team are programming LED lights as indicators for when our robot does a certain task such as picking up a cube.
All of our building materials came in and we are beginning the process of putting together our robot. Students and mentors have split up into groups to work on individual parts of the robot that will eventually come together on the robot. We are working hard to hopefully have our robot up and running by
This week, team 1188 has been working on their robot chassis. Everyone is glad that midterms are done, and people are ready to get working on the robot. Some of the members have been making certain pieces for the chassis – measuring, cutting, and filing. The pieces must be identical so specific measurements must be
At the start of the week, the scale for the practice field was completed! We disassembled the chassis from our Steamworks practice robot, and started a new project to build a new and improved battery cart. A new table was also built in one of our small rooms for an exciting new arrival: a 4’x4′
The RoboRavens are starting this season off strong! We are working hard on our strategies and building the practice field game pieces. Starting on Monday the strategy team calculated scoring data and worked on the logistics of the game and with this they created the strategy of what the robot will be capable of doing.