Things Are Going Steady!

Not much new is going on. We’re working on the robot and coding various things. We’re coming up with some ideas of how to decorate the robot, so we’ll probably have some lights and engravings.

Thank you everyone for being so supportive, especially our mentors who have been working so hard.

 

We’re Making Progress!

The LakerBots finally have decided on a design! We plan for the robot to be able to access the entire court as it will have extending vertical arms that can put the blocks in all the switches, no matter the height. We’re also going to be able to climb as the end of the game demands.

At the moment, we’re weighting out pieces to make sure that we don’t go over the weight limit and smoothing over kinks. Work on the first draft of the robot has began and is going well.

Aside from that, the people behind the scenes are busy as we all try to reach out and keep in contact with out sponsors and also gather new sponsors. Its all a little tiring, but we all are enjoying out time together and are filled with ideas. Wish us luck!

Home Away From Home

Robotics team has truly become a second home to us all. We spend time everyday after school together working and designing and also plan to meet on the weekends to work even more. As a team, we grow stronger, and as people, we grow closer. And together, we watch the reveal video over and over again until we can quote it. If you guys want to see the reveal, here’s the link!

https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season

We’re Brainstorming

On January 6th, the challenge for this year’s season was revealed and we immediately started thinking of ideas for this year’s robot. We spent a long day on Saturday, as we woke up 4:30 a.m., was at school at 5:30, and then went to Corvallis to watch the reveal. We then got back at 10:00 a.m. From there, we started studying the rules and planning several robots until 4:00 p.m.

Now, as we have school, we’re meeting everyday after school to plan further and work out all the kinks of the game. What we have so far is looking good! Wish us luck!

Build Season Is Coming Up!

The LakerBots are working hard and studying for the upcoming build season. This Saturday, this year’s game will be revealed and we’ll then start brainstorming for our robot. All we know know is that the game will be arcade game based. You can watch the teaser for this upcoming season at this link:

https://www.firstinspires.org/2018-frc-teaser

After the reveal, the Build Season will start and we’ll have six weeks to design and build our robot. In those six weeks, we’ll be staying after school multiple times a week for hours and we’ll also be meeting on weekends to spend a day building. Its a busy time for us, so wish us luck!