• 02/22/2017 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Build season, 6 weeks worth of grease, tears, and troubleshooting. During this period, we had 6 weeks to concept, design, and prototype different mechanisms for our bot. Those 6 weeks were also used to catch newer team members up to speed at how to use power tools and getting use to each other in their own respective teams. After the designing and prototyping, in the second and third week we were starting to make those components for our robot. Now, some of you might notice that I haven’t mention our robot frame yet so that we could place our well designed parts. The welding shop we went to, which is on the OTC campus, were using their time on making the best welds for our frame and when we finally got it; It was week 5. So the sixth week was a mad rush of putting all of the necessary additions onto the frame to at least make it driveable so that the drive team could wreck it. We were making good progress with us throwing on our gear holder and winch for climbing but it was already week zero and we had to pack it up. We are now working on putting together a practice robot and improving the gear catching mechanism.

  • 02/18/2017 6:30 PM | Anonymous

    On February 18th, we hosted our own scrimmage with a team-built mock field. It started at 10 in the morning and ending at 6 in the afternoon and during those 8 hours, three teams showed up to test their bots on our field. Moose, Short-Circuit, and Lakerbotics  (FRC 1065, 6491, and 1649) came during our scrimmage to improve both their bot and drive team. Our team provided food and beverages that was needed (including coffee, we can’t forget that) in terms of parts and service. We all had a bit of fun too, if you look down into the photos. Overall, the scrimmage was a huge success due to everyone that came and to Orange Technical College for providing the space we need to host the scrimmage. We also opened the field up to the last three days of build season, as we were there the whole time anyway, and had the same teams show up at least once each in that period of time.

  • 11/15/2016 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    At the International Fluid Power Society, Gra-V and eight other FIRST teams presented to the society in order to introduce our teams and perform our team cheers. During Gra-V's presentation, we announced our goals for the 2016 - 2017 season. We plan to hold our second FRC Scrimmage, host a FTC competition, and host a Young Women in STEM workshop for local Orange County girls. After the presentation, the Fluid Power Society held a pneumatic competition for a cash prize. The competition was to tune a catapult's angle and power by using pneumatics. The goal of the game was to use the tuned catapult to throw a beanbag into a cornhole board. Having the beanbag stay on the board was one point, while getting into the board was three. We ended up getting 9 of the available 15 points and scoring ourselves second place.

    Thank you so much to the Fluid Power Society for holding this event for FIRST teams every year at the meeting place and at the Orlando Regional.

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