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Bag Day

Today was extremely busy, everyone working to get the competition bot working and everything.  The main focus was to get the climber on our bot,…
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Training

Since we are nearly done with everything, the team that worked on our bots has less to do.  So, some of the coaches decided that…
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Hallway Field

Since there has been no school the last few days here at ECHS, we have set up the field in the hallway.  As soon as…
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It Works!

Today we worked on fixing a problem with the elevator because the structure of it was uneven.  That was one of the first things we…
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HAB Destruction

The SolidWorks team has been working on modeling our robot into SolidWorks.  So far they have the majority of it in, however they don’t have…
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HAB a Good Time

Today one team worked on fixing some of the weaker spots on our hab platform, as well as putting on the ramps.  The programmers worked…
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Driving To the Win

We started making the replica of the hab platform today. The electronics team is working on getting the touch sensors onto the hatch and cargo…
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Ella Vador

Today the programmers were able to get the elevator to stop at the proper heights for the rocket openings. Also, they got them programmed to…
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Programmingness

Programmers started out with our competition bot again, working on programming the height the elevator needs to go to reach the rockets middle and high…
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Rock and Cargo Rollers

Our programmers are starting to program our competition bot today from scratch. As well as creating assigning buttons for the solenoid actions. They were also…
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Stuff and Things

Our SolidWorks team is continuing to design gifts for our alliance partners during the competition. They have an amazing design, however, there were a few…
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Prototyping and Finalizing

Today our programmers were coding the MK 1 program for the robot. This program includes the robots drive system as long as other functions the…
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The Five Sensors

The programming team was able to get the touch sensors for our robot working.  Although we haven’t put them on the robot yet, we plan…
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Measure Twice Cut… Twice

Today we found a problem in the base of our competition bot, the perimeter of the base was too large. We were able to trim…
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Costumes

The programmers have our practice bot and are working on seeing of the older programs work with it. They were able to get all the…
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Prototyping

The marketing team worked on painting the life support system a bronze color today, and are still debating what to do for the color of…
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Space Suits

We spent the first hour or so talking about designs for the cargo and hatch mechanisms as well as a safety meeting.  Our marketing team…
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To Hatch or not to Hatch

Today we were able to get the hatch drop put together and working great, a few finishing touches need to be made but overall it…
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War and LEDs

We spent the first hour or so today, trying to prototyping designs for the cargo and hatch mechanisms.  We were able to get the last…
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Gear and Buttons

The beginning of today we went over the limits for the cargo device, hatch cover, and the lift. We were able to decide exactly what…
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Shocking Electronics

Today our programmers were able to download the Visual Studio Code programming system and started to get accustomed to it. They also started playing with…
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Scheming the Plan

Today we started to build two mecanum bases for this year’s challenge. We are modeling this year’s robot off of last years. We are doing…
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