11/15/17 – Final Pre-Thanksgiving Meeting

Mavericks The Mavericks started to mount their new clamping system, mounted pistons to their lifting mechanism, and worked on pneumatics. A few of their members also worked on Clockwork’s shooter with some of their spare time. Mentor The mentors attached their sled to their arm. Panthers The Panthers repaired their elevator, worked with some broken chain, worked on pneumatics, and …

11/11/17 – Mechs Everywhere

Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have sacrificed for our nation. Marketing The marketing team worked on the Shell grant, buttons, and other scholarships. Mavericks The Mavericks mounted pistons their box intake,  worked on their linear bearing lift mechanism,   Redid their intake mechanism, built clamps for their robot, and changed lift motors to make it more efficient. Mentors The mentors …

11/08/17 – Wednesday Night Workings

Mavericks The Mavericks fixed their drivetrain, made their linear elevator fully functional, and added support to their mechanism to hold more boxes. One of their members also helped test out some printers for the team. Mentors The mentors continued to work on their pneumatic claw. Panthers The Panthers worked on their lift mechanism and built their electrical board. Some of …

11/04/17 – Mini Comp Updates

Mavericks The Mavericks built their battery box,  finished their linear elevator which required them to work through some problems with the bearing hitting aluminum, and worked on a wooden intake mechanism. After that, they tested their mechanism and worked on the programming that would move their robot forward. They then had one of their veteran members help other teams with …

10/28/17 – THOR at Millbrook

THOR AT MILLBROOK On October 28, we attended THOR Thundering Herd of Robots) – a North Carolina offseason event. In this event, we competed against teams from all around the state along with a few rookie teams and teams from out of state. We went through qualifying with a 4-2 record, placing us as the eighth seed going into alliance …

10/07/17 – Intro to Mini-Competition

Introduction to the game: We have split our entire team into 4 mini teams; 3 student teams and 1 mentor team each with a new student or mentor as its leader. For the student teams, skill is equally split up so veteran members are all on different teams. These four teams will compete in a 5190 mini competition after Thanksgiving break. …