This week was largely based on conceptualizing everything in relation to how it is we wanted the robot to work. We thought of the best ways in which we could assemble this robot. After reading the manual entirely we had the fundamentals on what the objective was and all the regulations we had to consider. The team would gather and discuss the best way we could pick up the boxes and tote. We thought of different methods: elevators, claws and such. We deduced the best way of getting what needed to be done and decided on the final design. This week was a busy one, specifically for our design team. Head of the design team, Manish Shrsetha alongside the rest of the team worked to get the team’s vision across by using Autodesk Inventor. By the end of the week we had a solid plan for what it was that our robot was supposed to look like and function.
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.
A new year, a fresh new start, Team 1635 starts their season with an introduction meeting. They welcomed new members, familiarizing them with the “Veterans”. As they gathered in the room that they would be working in for the next 6 weeks until competition, they introduced themselves to one another. There was a dialogue amongst everyone on what it was each member was interested in and what it was that they specialized in. As they discussed about what brought them to joining the team there was various answers but a common motive.This was a great opportunity for everyone to get to know one another and make new friends. In the end a team is meant to bring people with a common interest together and make something wondrous. That day was the official moment that diverse individuals became a team.This team left the school with an understanding of unity and the readiness to work.
The team conducts a ceremony in respect of the death of the robot, Thanatos, after returning back from the Monty Madness Regional Competition without winning.
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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
We faced several obstacles, as work towards the completion of our robot. Since last two days, we have been facing some troubles regarding the programming and wiring. Here are some pictures which definitely captures the tension we had in our team. Hope to fix it soon as possible.
“The Day” Mrs. Gonzalez’s little girl peeks through the door as Mr.Gus (mentor) contemplates on the issue.
Continue reading Progress Update for February 15 & 17