Week 2 Update

The past two weeks have flown by! Our Programming team has been working on sensors and the autonomous code. The Build and CAD teams have been working together to further develop our plan to work with the gears and climb the rope. The Business team has continued to contact sponsors and is planning for the competition through designing t-shirts, buttons, and  calling cards.

We also held our annual parent meeting this week. In this time, we discussed the game, our strategies, what our team is currently doing, and future events.

Wish us luck in the next four weeks of the build season!

Week 1 Update

The first week of the season has passed with much progress made. The Build team has solidified a strategy for our robot and has started the process of determining which methods will work best to accomplish the task. The Programming Team has been setting up the systems we will use for the robot and has laid the foundation for programming in the next five weeks. The Business Team has been contacting new and returning sponsors and setting a team budget, along with continuing to update our followers through social media platforms and our website’s gallery.

Wish us luck on the next week of work!

North Star Regional

This weekend, our team participated in the North Star Regional alongside sixty other teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. We did our best, placed 19th overall, and were chosen to be on the 8th alliance with teams 2239 and 5826! We owe a great “thank you” to all volunteers, judges, mentors, and parents for making this event possible, and to especially to Dean Kamen, who surprised us all by appearing to watch and speak to the two regionals in the area. We are so grateful for this opportunity and are excited for next time!

North Star Regional

We will be attending the North Star Regional at the Mariucci Arena  on the University of Minnesota campus on April 7th-9th. We would love to have everyone come out! It’s free admissions and it’s free fun! We will have buttons, posters and more exciting additions to the Tritons Pits!

Come support the Trinity Tritons!

Week Zero Competition

Last Saturday, our team participated in the Eagan Week Zero Competition. Being the first event of the season, its object was to help teams learn more about the competiton, know what their robot needs to improve on, and give an opportunity for new members and spectators to experience what a FIRST robotics competition includes. We began scouting and focusing on our strategy of going over the defenses. Over all, our team did very well in what we aimed to do, and learned what we still need to practice and improve on before the regional this April.

Week 5 Update

With so many things accomplished, our Build season is quickly approaching the end. We will be ready for battle with our new standard finished. With our creative Business team, we will being having a little surprise in our pits, so come check us out! Our Build team has our arm and basket wired and running. We are almost done with the bumpers. Drive Practice and Humane Player Practice have also started early this week. The Programming Team has also gotten all of our sensors working. All of our autonomous modes are being developed now. We will be competing at Eagan High School for Week Zero and we will have more updates as the week goes on.