As the build season goes on, Chill Out works diligently on the robot. One sub-assembly works on the catapult that will be on the front of the robot. This is the second prototype of the catapult, this time made of aluminum and sheet metal. Before, it was made of plywood and was not very structurally sound. Student William clamps and holds the shop table to the catapult while mentor Paul looks on for safety. Due […]
On 2/6/16, Chill Out officially adopted an Emperor penguin, naming it Chilly. The adoption was through World Wildlife Fund and the donation will go to help protect Emperor penguins against climate change and habitat loss. Emperor penguins live on the floating ice packs and islands of Antarctica. Known as the “giant of the penguins,” an adult can grow up to four feet in height and weigh 80 pounds. Flightless and clumsy on land, these birds […]
How exciting is this?
Chill Out's robot has bright blue treads, lots of wires, and a large battery. After a long week of assembling the drive train and programming the Roborio, the team has a driving robot. Off camera, our driver Andrew controls the very slow robot at the Tuesday night meeting on 2/2/16. The next goal of the programming team is to ramp-up the speed. Chill Out also is working to find a way to more securely attach the battery to the robot.
Yesterday, the FRC game details were released. This year the 2015/16 game is FIRST (R) STRONGHOLD. In this new season, we introduced each other, greeting new mentors and students as well as any returning.With the game release, comes the release of the manual. We read it the same night it was released and come to a strategic meeting the day after. This includes game analysis, game discussion, and team goals\schedules. FRC students and mentors close-read the […]
Chill Out’s Scoring, Foul, and Golden Rule’s PDF Download Here
Here are two Autodesk Inventor tutorials helpful to robot CAD. Download Inventor and FRC Parts FREE Autodesk offers its top quality professional software for free to students in High School and FIRST robotics. Consider downloading Autodesk Inventor 2016 and play with it at home. At the shop, we use Autodesk Inventor 2016. Also, toward the bottom of the page is a lot of standard FRC parts. We will have the parts on a server here. Also, […]