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Getting ready for competition!!!

The time is almost here!!

Students are working diligently to get the robot all set and ready to go to competition. Chain guards are being designed and printed(via 3-D printer),software is doing last minute checks on all the systems,and the drive team is practicing. Everything is falling in place.

Competition is April 6-8 and we hope to see you all there, its is really an awesome event to see(and it’s free).

Reminder: Robotics Mon-Thurs next week, with a parent(and student) meeting Thursday night 6:30, mandatory for all who are planning to attend competition.

 


Bag and Tag

Well we did it. 6 weeks all leading up to the minutes we pack up the robot, set for competition. A huge thank you to parents, mentors, and students for being awesome, bringing food, driving, being voices of reason etc. Thank you all we could have never done it without you !!

 


Week Six Update

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Build Season:

Jan. 7 through Feb. 21st – Tuesday through Friday (3:15-6:30) and Saturdays (8am-3pm)

Upcoming Events

Expectations For Lettering

  1. Registration at FIRST Click on new student button; then click on the FRC button; our team number is 2549
  2. Check made out to Washburn High School for the fee of $60
  3. 80% attendance of Pre builds
  4. 80% of build season
  5. Attendance at the Regional Competition
  6. GPA of 2.75 for lettering
  7. Snacks for lots of people which includes pop and small bags of snacks (large bags when opened go stale)
  8. Parent/guardian needs to sign up for 2 half days to chaperone on a Saturday at school or at an event plus attend a half day of the competition at Mariucci Arena
  9. At Regionals – you are expected to participate. (scouting, button making, Data entry)
  10. Sign up for at least one Saturday lunch here
  11. Two years of team membership.

Hello All!

Week Six culminated in the Millerbots traveling to Eagan High School for a mock competition to take the robot for a spin, test this year’s scouting system, and get a feel for the game. After playing two rounds we left a few hours early with a robot communication issue and a basket of safety regulations to comply with, thinking that our precious time would be better spent solving some problems back at Washburn.

With bag-and-tag three days away every hour counts, so the Millerbots are under some serious pressure. We’ll be posting progress reports on Monday and before we pack up on Tuesday so you can check out what we’ve done and what’s left to do.


Week five update

Hello all;

Unfortunately, this week saw the fall of our robot from the rope about five feet in the air. Because of this, the chassis is minorly bent, with one severely bent piece. While we have fallen significantly behind, it’s not so bad that we can’t catch up! We will work extra hard the next couple of weeks to make up our lost ground. Check back later on to see our build season picture gallery so far!


Hello all;

Unfortunately, this week saw the fall of our robot from the rope about five feet in the air. Because of this, the chassis is minorly bent, with one severely bent piece. While we have fallen significantly behind, it’s not so bad that we can’t catch up! We will work extra hard the next couple of weeks to make up our lost ground. Check back later on to see our build season picture gallery so far!
It’s coming together!

This is the last day of week five, and everyone is hard at work.

In the build team, Andrew is drilling larger pilot holes in the support pylons on which the electronics and climber will rest. Aside from that, the first Chassis is complete and welded, and is lookin’ sleek. Both gear mechanisms are coming along nicely, we have a majority of the build team working on these. Currently, Charlie is gusseting part of the first gear mechanism while Lars, John, Eli and Jameson are drilling back plates. Both winches are complete and waiting to be mounted on their respective robots!

In Programming, Kylo is testing sensors and developing a way to form a sort of coordinate grid based on our new accelerometer and gyroscope.

In Electronics, Grant is currently rebuilding the electronics board for the first robot so that it will better fit into the welded chassis.


Week 4 Update

Hello all;

Unfortunately, this week saw the fall of our robot from the rope about five feet in the air. Because of this, the chassis is minorly bent, with one severely bent piece. While we have fallen significantly behind, it’s not so bad that we can’t catch up! We will work extra hard the next couple of weeks to make up our lost ground. Check back later on to see our build season picture gallery so far!



Welcome

Welcome to the online home of the Washburn Robotics team 2549. We are a group of high school students 9th-12th grade. Each year we build 120lb robots to complete challenges posed by a new game we get each year. Come join our team!
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