Week Two – January 18th

Eagle Robotics Newsletter

Hello everyone! We hope you enjoyed reading our first installment of the newsletter last week. This week, Team 1388 is wrapping up the second week of build season. 

Our team has been hard at work, here are some updates on our progress as we head into the third week of build season. 

The design subteam has been working on the designs for the climber, shooter, magazine. They have also sent the design for the control panel frame to fabrication, and the drivetrain plates have been sent to Top Precision to be manufactured.

Programming has reviewed the code for drive trains, and welding has been practicing welds and working on the frame for the robot. Fabrication has been working on the frame of the robot, as well as prototyping and testing the shooter.  The electrical subteam has been working on hooking up the motor for the shooter prototype.

The strategy subteam has begun setting up the practice field and getting robots ready to practice driving. They have also finished recon forms and spreadsheets, and are collecting sign-ups for driver team tryouts.

Thank you for supporting Eagle Robotics, and stay tuned for more updates on the team! For more information, visit our website at eaglerobotics.com, and follow us on Instagram @eaglerobotics.

Week One – January 11th

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first installment of Team 1388’s newsletter, where we will be including updates and information about the team. Today the Eagle Robotics team is finishing up the first week of build season. This year’s challenge for the FIRST Robotics Competition is Infinite Recharge. In Infinite Recharge, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city! The link below is an animation of the game.

Our team has been hard at work to start building our robot for competition. Here are some updates on what each subteam has been doing this week.

Design has been modeling the drive train frame and drive plates, as well as figuring out the robot’s mechanisms. They have also been designing prototypes for fabrication to build. 

Welding has made a frame for the robot’s control panel, and has been teaching their new subteam member some welding skills.

Programming has updated software on a past robot, and is currently working on the control panel and drive train for this year’s robot.

Public Relations/Marketing has been working on the design for the team’s t-shirts and buttons, updating our website and blog, taking photos, and reaching out to our generous donors and local schools.

Electrical has made another test board to work on, as well as wired the swerve drive on a test board. 

Fabrication has been prototyping the shooter for the robot, as well as building field elements to practice for competition. 

Strategy has been reading the manual and doing research on motor controls and projectiles. 

Thank you for supporting Eagle Robotics, and stay tuned for more updates on the team! For more information, visit our website at eaglerobotics.com, and follow us on Instagram @eaglerobotics.

Poinsettia Sale

Hey Everyone!

Eagle Robotics is selling poinsettias to help raise money for our team.  We will be selling them up until the December 5th. We have 6″ pots for $12  and 10″ pots for $30, along with three options, Red, White, or Multi. Contact us if your interested in buying poinsettias!

Driver Training

Hey everyone!

This week our drive team has been practicing driving the robot throughout the course our fabrication team built. Get ready for competition!

Build Season Update – February 2, 2019

Hey everyone!

Today the Eagle Robotics team is back working hard to complete our robot and be ready for competition. The design sub-team has been working on the elevator and climber for the robot. Fabrication has been assembling the frame with the help of welding. Welding has also been building a stand for the robot to be used during travel. PR/Marketing has been working on a design for the team’s banner and flag, updating social media and the website, and taking t-shirt orders. Thank you so much for keeping up with the team, we hope you enjoy our updates!

 

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Last Thursday Blaze Pizza hosted a fundraiser for our team, donating a portion of the sales from that night to Eagle Robotics. The turn out was great, and we appreciate everyone who went to the fundraiser. Eagle Robotics would like to thank Blaze Pizza for hosting the event, and everyone who came out to support our team!

 

Week 3 Update

Hey everyone!

This week the Eagle Robotics team as been working hard to complete our robot. In the past week, the welding sub-team has been welding the frame and programming has been working on the pneumatic drive. The design sub-team has been determining the measurements for the electrical board, as well as working on the drive train, and electrical is ready to work on the board. Fabrication has been developing and testing a second design for the arm/claw on the robot, as well as building practice field elements. The PR/Marketing sub-team has been working on the t-shirt design, taking photos and writing blog posts to update the team’s social media accounts and website. Thank you so much for keeping up with the team, we hope you enjoy our updates!

Build Season Update – January 12th, 2019

Hey guys! Today the Eagle Robotics team is hard at work on our robot. The design sub-team finalized the design for the frame and worked on the drive train, while programming updated laptops and also worked on the drive train. Strategy calculated point values and made sign-up forms for the drive team. The fabrication sub-team built field elements and prototypes, while welding built a mock frame for practice. The PR/Marketing sub-team sketched t-shirt and banner designs, sent out thank you letters to our corporate sponsors, as well as updated the website and social media accounts. Thank you so much for keeping up with the team, we hope you enjoy our updates!

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser – January 24th 2019

 

Hey everybody! Blaze pizza has been generous enough to donate a portion of their proceeds towards our team for every pizza sold, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. Join us on January 24th between 4PM and 9PM to support the team by dining at Blaze Pizza on Branch Street in Arroyo Grande. Make sure you show this flyer to the cashier before paying. Thank you!