Houston Championships Recap

Last week we participated in the Houston Championship.

This competition was a lot different than our previous competitions, as there were 400 other teams and thousands of people! Since there were so many teams, the competition was split into six divisions, and the winners of each division would compete in the finals in Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros baseball stadium! Continue reading “Houston Championships Recap”

Lone Star Central Regional Recap

Last week was our first competition, the Lone Star Central Regional, in Houston, Texas.

We drove down on Wednesday to set up our pit. Our pit is a 10’x10’x10′ space that each team is assigned. Here, we can fix and modify our robot as well as display our team spirit and talk to judges. Each pit is unique and can be decorated any way the team desires. We built our pit by ourselves in less than two hours. As you can see from the photo below, our pit was constructed out of wood 2x4s with a large canvas tarp draped around the outside. We had plenty of room in our pit for our tools and displayed some photos on the side walls. The small table in the front was our marketing station, where we handed out our brochures, business cards, and “swag” pins.

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20 days left of build season!

The last month has flown by and it’s been a blast! We can’t believe January is already over. We have learned so much this month. We started from having no idea what the challenge would be to having a prototype robot built and running, with prototypes for all our mechanisms for the game! Over the last few days we have been very busy brainstorming for our final robot design, and we are happy to say we are almost ready to start building! Yesterday we got a big shipment of parts for the robot!

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