Its finished! At last the robot is up and running. The robot was tested for the first time Thursday night. On Sunday the robot climbed to the third rung of FIRST Force’s official tower. This coming week we will be testing and preparing for the CV scrimmage next weekend.
The finished robot without bumpers Friday night. The team was able to start testing Thursday Night.
Susie Dole and Jessica Nelson lift the robot to the second bar for testing.
Riley Moore and Susie Dole attach the bumpers to the robot. The bumpers are due to be completed later this week.
Christopher Wholwend and Madison Headly test different climbing strategies. They are working on creating an automated climbing sequence.
Spartan Robotics 2013
Pictures taken by Grady Holaday
Happy Build season! The week started out with kickoff early January 5th where this year’s game, Ultimate Ascent, was unveiled for the first time. The rest of the week was spent, strategizing, designing and prototyping. Next week we will start actual robot construction.
Matthew Pettersen refreshes the team’s memory on some robot design basics the night before kickoff. The team does extensive training every fall to ensure that members are ready for build season.
A Happy New Year to all! Here are a few of the things we have been working on here at FIRST Team 997. With build season right around the corner, we have been working hard to prepare. Stay tuned for the 2012 Photo Newsletter, a compilation of our activities for the year 2012 CE.
Connor Sherlock demonstrates a prototype. Every year the team puts on an all day training event, Week in a Day. The training event is a simulation of the first week of build season, compressed into one day.