Last night the team’s parents gathered together in order to obtain information on what it is that their children were going to be dogmatically working on for the next six weeks. During this one hour session, parents were told what the competition was going to be about and anything pertaining to it. We took this time to answer any questions that parents may be having and addressed any concerns. Through a video presentation and former robot display, parents became familiar with the FIRST robotics competition. This was a successful evening due to everyone getting informed whilst enjoying a wonderful time.
Thank you for being our mentor. Thank you for accepting us the way we are, teaching us the necessary skills that would lead us with confidence into the future, for having enough faith to share your work and vision.
You have taught us valuable lessons in life,you taught us how to build character, focus on our dreams and work on getting there. We have learned a great deal from observing you tackle difficult challenges with intelligence, patience, and perseverance. We appreciate the time and effort you had put into us, and your motivating and inspirational attitude.
From now on we will be on Facebook all the time!
End of season…got to celebrate!! Mr.Gus treats the whole team icecream cake as he promised.
Carvel…’what happy tastes like’
Continue reading 26th February- Let’s CELEBRATE!
“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved. The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” It was the last day of the season. After going through all the struggles, we are finally here. Now it’s the drive team’s turn to start practicing.
“Continuous effort is the key to unlocking our potential.” ‘Picture of the Day’ (Photo Credit: AJ)
Continue reading The Last Day – Progress Report of 18th February
Testing the catapult in the school gym. We needed to adjust the angle of the shooter, find the starting point from the target and the height of the shooting target. It worked out pretty good and we made progress at the end of the day. Progress update of 2nd and 5th February.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress;and working together is success”…..A succesful shot at last.
Continue reading Progress Update of 2nd and 5th February
We already built the prototype robot and are done testing it, it worked pretty good. So now it’s time to modify and make the actual robot. We recently started making our robot’s parts. Again, the pressure is on. One mistake and we are left behind, as the deadline is approaching. We learned from our mistake while building the prototype, so I hope we will build a hell of a robot now. Wish us luck.
Picture of the day, by our own photographer, Intishar
Continue reading Progress Update of 30th January
Progress update of 25th January.
We are working on the robot’s arm. We have the design, just have to mount everything to its place. Easier said than done. Cutting all the pieces precisely and putting them together in the exact points is lot harder than it looks like. Though there’s a lot of pressure, we have Mr.Gus on our back. If one thing goes wrong, the whole thing goes wrong.
“Everything starts from a single point.” Dojo contemplates as he marks the points on the rod.
Continue reading Progress Update of 25th January
Animation describing the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition game, Aerial Assist. Robots assist each other to move 24-inch game balls down the field and into low or high goals to score. The more the robots assist each other, the higher their bonus points will be. This animation was first shown at the 2014 season FRC kick-off broadcast in January, 2014. Final production version.
AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three Robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a lighting truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a 2 minute and 30 second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their alliance receives.
The match begins with one 10-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to score it in a goal. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Additionally, each high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points.
For the rest of the match, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. Once all balls in autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single ball as many times as possible for the remainder of the match. With the single ball, they try to maximize their points earned by throwing balls over the truss, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring in the high and low goals on the far side of the field.
Alliances receive large bonuses for “assists,” which are earned for each robot that has possession of the ball in a zone as the ball moves down the field. Points are awarded for each action per the table below.
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