Category: Progress Report

Week two update

Week two has come to a close!

As of right now, we are right on schedule, and if we continue as we’re going, we’ll have two robots built and ready to go by the week zero scrimmage hosted by Eagan’s robotics team, Blue Twilight.

Here’s where the Millerbots are!

Build:
This week in build we completed our prototype manipulator, which is a winch and grabber mechanism so that at the end of the match, we can attach to the rope, and climb it.

Electronics:
In electronics we finished our test bed so that we could begin making sure all of our components are fully functional, and so that programming could begin figuring out how they were going to write the brain of the robot

Scouting:
In scouting, we finished the pit scouting sheet as well as the match scouting sheet and started the excel spreadsheet which helps us to analyze matches during comp.


Week one update

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We spent most of week one prioritizing how we are planning on scoring this season. Students have been doing awesome collaboration, have been very patient, and supportive of each others ideas. They have made game pieces out of cardboard and prototyped mechanisms using VEX as well as other technologies. We are excited for all that week 2, and beyond, will hold.


Welcome Back

A big thank you to all the parents who made this year possible and a huge success !!!

Thank you for your donations of :

  • Talent
  • Food
  • Money
  • Your children
  • Your cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Millerbots,

Welcome back for the 2016-2017 season ! We will be having our returning team member meeting on Thursday, Sept 15th after school in Le Feber’s room. If you are unable to make it please send us an email.

If you are interested in joining the Millerbots, please come to our informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 22nd, after school in room 119b.  We will be talking all about what  we do and who we are.  Although you are welcome to join at any time, we find that many benefit from first attending this meeting.

Have an awesome day !


Almost Competition !!!!!

Wow !!! Has time flown, its almost competition time !!!

LeFeber’s room is full of busy students working on our second robot and the pit. Our programmers are hard at working writing autonomous code and working out kinks in our driving mechanism. Everyone is getting super excited for competition. We are busy packing, checking batteries, and gathering tools.  The drive team is being assembled. Driving practice will start on Wednesday.

 

Team members:

-You need to make sure you are registered with FIRST or you can not come with us to competition on Friday. There is a list, just talk to LeFeber or Anna if you want to see if you are good to go.

 

Bag & Tag

IMG_7787The last six weeks have been filled with pizza,  bad jokes, late nights, and  the screeching sounds of metal being drilled as Connor yells, “DRILL, BABY, DRILL!” Six wonderful, tiring, build weeks have passed and we can hardly believe that we managed to finish the robot (affectionately named Dwayne ‘The Bot’ Johnson) and get him all bagged and tagged, not to be touched again until competition.

Every year the team completely takes apart the robot on the last day and reassembles it so that we make sure we know where everything goes and have the chance to remove any unnecessary parts, like bolts that may be rattling around inside. This year we were ahead of schedule so Dwayne was deconstructed on Monday and instead of just rebuilding him build team made some adjustments and improvements on particular aspects that should be to our advantage.

Tension was high as nine o’clock approached. LeFeber kept yelling out how much time was left; “FIFTEEN MINUTES!…… THIRTEEN MINUTES!….. SEVEN MINUTES!….” Minutes after nine, the last nut was tightened, the last tests were ran, and Dwayne was ready to be put in the bag.

I am so proud of all the team members and mentors who made this build season our most successful in years! I would also like to thank all the parents who donated their time, money, resources, and food. We couldn’t have done it with out you!


Don’t fret, it’s not over yet. We will meet again March 1st, in Le Feber’s room right after school. Everyone is expected, and required to come, and we will figure out our post-build schedule.


We also have have a few more upcoming events to add to your calendar, and we will send out more information and sign ups as we get closer to the events
March 4th Handing out bags for the Get Lucky Run. 4pm-7pm at the Roseville Sports Authority. 10 members needed.
March 5th Team trip to Duluth to watch two regional competitions. Everyone encouraged to come.
March 12th Set up for Get Lucky run, Union Depot in St. Paul, 5am-8am. We need a minimum of 25 people (also part of lettering requirements).

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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