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.

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