Author: Ayrton Seals // Head Photographer: Andrew Moy
Ever since Team 2612 knew and understood the rules of the 2016 FRC game, FIRST STRONGHOLD, we immediately kicked it in to high gear.
While some were designing the robot and predetermining what goes where, the rest of the members helped build the game arena for our bot to practice on and to get a better understanding on what to expect at the actual competition.
Check out a sneak peek of our robot in action: https://youtu.be/vqjVn6Uj-e4
Although our robot has many parts, each was expertly designed to have maximum performance and minimum error. Some minor changes were made, but for the most part, the bot stayed close to the original design. To explain the robot easier, it is split into sections as follows:
Like most robots in FIRST, the programming commands are split among two controllers: a drive controller for movement, and an operator controller, which control the arms and launcher for the boulders.
Even though we had some slight delays in the build – including a power outage last weekend – the electrical and programming team powered through it and built not one, but two robots. Our second will be used for practice while the first is bagged for competition.
Thank you to everyone on the team, and thank you to our mentors for dealing with us for six weeks. Everyone who worked on the robot did an amazing job. We are hopeful to excel in all of our competition events, the first of which is March 10-12 in Battle Creek.
Let's go, Corsairs!
ACKNOWLEDGING OUR GENEROUS FRC SPONSORS
Thank you to GM Foundation and Michigan Department of Education for their continued support!
We also thank the following 2015-2016 sponsors to date:
Wayne State University's C2 Pipeline
Paulson's Audio & Video
Cross The Road Electronics
Genisys Credit Union
Joe Lunghamer Chevrolet
Laser Cutting Company, Inc.
NSB Agency, Inc.
Oscar W. Larson Co.
Terminal Supply Co.
Discount Battery - Waterford
Cottage Inn Pizza - Waterford
Far Flung Travels
Henn Racing Technologies
LCPL Troy D. Nealey AMVETS Post 1583 (Eaton Rapids, MI)
Light Green Water
Michigan Chiropractic Specialists
MO-TEC Automotive Service
Ridge To Valley Roofing, LLC
The Wernette Law Firm, PLLC
Rhonda M. Seals
THE BLOG TEAM
Jenna McCleese, Freshman