2021 Build Week 2

Thank you Central Coast Lodge #237

Eagle Robotics would like to send out a special thank you to Central Coast Lodge #237 Free and Accepted Masons for allowing us to use there building in these very unusual times.  Since the team isn’t able to meet on campus the Lodge graciously donated the use of their facility for the team to work on this year’s challenges from FIRST.

Using their building gave the team a place where all the sub-teams could meet and work in one place.  This is enabling us to have a much smoother workflow and the best chance to create a competitive robot this year.
Introducing our 2021 Game Design Challenge Plan, “Temple of Fortune”. Our game design team has been working hard to create a jungle exploration themed robotics challenge. The main goals of the “Temple of Fortune” are to shoot the most balls and stack the highest cube tower. At the beginning of the game, robots start with balls that they can shoot into openings (this is displayed as the pink element in the picture above). Robots can pick up more balls and continue shooting to meet a goal. For the cube aspect of the game, robots can pick cubes up and must stack them in the corner of their side of the field. The higher the stack, the more points received. If a team completes one level of their stack, an “idol” appears on the field and robots can place this idol on top of their tower, doubling their score.  Finally, the end game features “minibots” that are released from the main robots and can climb a metal chain for climbing points.
Progress is being made on the shooter.  The Fab team has made a couple of adjustments /refinements and it feels like we’re close to being ready for one aspect of the at home game.

Daily Bulletin – January 31st

Our school, Arroyo Grande High School, hosts a bi-weekly bulletin, which informs the campus of all the events for that following day. Our team got to be the stars of the video bulletin for January 31st. The leadership team came to our January 30th meeting and had various members of the team talk about what was going on at our school, as well as show off a robot.

The following is a link to the bulletin we filmed featuring the team. Hope you all enjoy. Go eagles!


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!