What an amazing start to the season! Starting the week off with Kick Off, we went straight to work learning more about the technical aspects of the game by reading the manual together as a team and making sure we all know the rules really well. The build team is making great progress towards our first prototypes. The CAD team initiated their first potential designs of the robot, teaching our newer members along the way. The programmers have started to figure out how to code this year’s autonomous portion of the game, the first 15 section of the game. The business team has continued to send out sponsorship emails while making the final adjustments to our budget.
May the force be with you. We are ready to Rise Up to the occation with this year’s game theme: Infinite Recharge.
Come watch us compete at the North Star Regionals, March 26-28. With five weeks until our first event, we are hard at work building our robot!
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Mission Control: we have landed! Last week we competed in the North Star Regional at Mariucci stadium. Overall, we ranked 24th out of 60 teams. Though we did not advance to the playoffs, we had a record of 6-3-0 and had an awesome time representing Trinity Tritons. Thank you to all our sponsors and mentors for making this season possible.
Mission control: Staying on course to final destination! This week was the final week of the build season. We worked super hard in trying to perfect out robot before bag and tag, which is the deadline when we must have our robot built. The Engineering sub-teams worked very hard these last few days, with build team finishing the last touch-ups to the robot, CAD team helping out build team, and software team finishing the pneumatics code. The buisness team finished making the last designs to this year’s T-shirts and started to sell unused build materials on E-Bay. Be sure to check us out at The North Start Regionals on March 28-30 at the University Of Minnesota.
Week Zero is a practice competition for teams who want to test their robot on a real game field. This year, Eagan High School hosted the event and we were able to practice driving the robot. Though we have some improvements to make, we are ready to enter the last week of the build season with full confidence.
Lift off! We had a crazy week preparing the robot for Week Zero. The business team finalized meal preparations for our regional, the North Star Regional on March 27-30, and planned this year’s scouting system. The Engineering sub-teams worked hard getting the robot ready for competition: the build team finished building the arms and the hatch suction cups for the competition robot, the software team continued to work on the vision code and started to work on the pneumatics code, and the CAD team continued to help the build team with building the robot.
Defrosting the engins! Though we did not have much practice time due to the polar vortex hitting us, we still got a lot done. The business team continued to send out weekly updates and started to prepare this year’s scouting system. The Engineering sub-teams have continued working on our competition robot: the build team finished the prototypes of the arm and have game pieces ready for practice, the software team have working visual code and have been working on autonomous coding, the CAD team finished the final animated design of the comeptition robot.