The team is constructing the robot, as well as mock ups of features in the playing field. Software programming techniques are taught and discussed. Strategy to design, design to reality - the team is making progress!
The Nederland Robotics team watched the FIRST announcement the proceed to discuss rules and strategy. The package of parts arrived mid-day during brainstorming.
Many good ideas emerged and a concensus was reached. Follow along in these posts to see what robot strategy emerges!
The Regional began with our swabs on deck assembling the piston arm and grabber of the robot onto the frame because we had bagged and tagged the robots arm and frame separate, they continued to work and get the robot fully functioning and ready for competition. Then the matches began and the robot was tested out on the field. With some difficulties along the way and some good matches the De Ballista (team 1584's robot) played in alliances overcoming field obstacles. To make this happen mentors Doug and Randy as well as the students on the team continued through matches to build and improvise new solutions to problems that arose. which allowed us to test our design and learn more about robotics while playing alongside other teams that showed off their awesome designs and teamwork.
Thanks to any team that helped us while we were bugging out the problems and we hope everyone had a great time at the Colorado Regional Competition.
Our robot has been bagged and is ready to get rolling, we can wait to see what it can do and what all the other robots at the competition can do as well. The Colorado Regional is during spring break on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We hope to see all the pirates out there and have a great year.
If you'd like to see what last years competition was like watch the video posted below.
The last remaining swabs when the robot was bagged. Hiatt fsr right, William (middle and James (far left). The year has been interesting and we can't wait to see what it van do at the Colorado Regional in Denver during spring break.