Check out the view from our robot-cam from our first practice run this weekend. Router problems at the site had us running on tether.
Thank you Melissa for designing our cool 2016 Stronghold Medieval themed dragon logo! We can't wait to share our new buttons at competition!
Competition is coming! And we are totally ready, well almost ready. We are testing and making modifications to the robot, but it is nearly done! And we are so excited that competition is less than two weeks away. This has been such a great year so far and the experience of competition is like no other and will only make this season better. Our first competition is March 3rd-5th in San Diego at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and our second is in Las Vegas from March 30-April 2nd at the Convention Center. Team Bullseye cannot wait to enjoy this awesome experience together and with all the other teams that have been working so hard this year!
As we wrap up our 6th week, we've managed to build a functioning robot and multiple defenses, including the difficult task of the goal tower. We went through a bit of a setback on time as we had to disassemble the robot once more when we discovered parts had been misplaced. We quickly took care of that problem as our advantageous team worked in unity and knocked that problem out of the ballpark. Today, 2-13-16, we finished up the tower defense and are very close to having the robot be drivable.
After a long break from updates we come back to share that the robot is coming along fairly quickly.
In our 3rd to last Saturday we plan to finish the ball Mechanism, Defenses and electrical work and have a functioning driving and shooting robot by the end of the day. We've made great progress since our last report as we have test driven the robot and finished most of the defenses it needs to conquer.We plan to have the bugs kicked out as soon as possible so we can start training the drivers earlier than competition day.
We are so excited to be starting off this new season of FRC. We have new members who are happy to learn under our mentors and returning members. We are starting strong out of the gate with consistent meetings and a well developed plan.
Kickoff this season was high energy with everyone anxious to find out what the competition was going to be. It was a new and intriguing experience for the rookies on the team and a refreshing way to get back into the season for returning members.
Our team split into two groups. Most of our new members and a few of our veteran members went to San Diego with our mentors to collect the supplies for the competition. The rest of our team stayed back and brainstormed ideas after watching the livestream launch video.
To kick off Bullseye's season, we made our way down to Riverside to join in the FIRST Robotics Competition! Our team received a Safety Award and worked diligently to make sure the robot could perform to the best of its abilities. Many lessons, laughs, and memories were made on this trip and we can not wait for the next competition to arrive!
Thanks to VMC Machine, we are now able to create parts for our robot using their precision machinery!! VMC Machine is willing to make professionally machined parts which will be crucial in finalizing our amazing robot getting it ready for the upcoming season. If you are interested in VMC Machine and or are looking to buy machined parts, please feel free to check their website: http://www.vmcmachine.com/. Go Team #4984!