The 2018 FIRST robotics season started this past Saturday as the game was finally revealed to the world! You can find the game animation on our website. First Power-Up looks like its going to be an exciting game and Team 4500 can't wait to design and build a robot that will hopefully take us to worlds again. The team has been meeting all week, before and after school, working hard to discuss game strategy and design early prototypes to test our ideas. Build season is going to continue to be as crazy and fun as always and we can't wait to get building!
It turns out the season isn't quite over! As some of you may know, we're going to world and we are excited! Thanks the the wildcard process we will be joining the approximately 400 teams in the St. Louis world FRC competition. In addition, the past two weeks have been busy with two separate outreach events. The first such event was a demonstration at the St. Louis headquarters library branch and the second consisted of us installing a much awaited tribute to Chuck Berry at the Blueberry Hill restaurant on the Delmar Loop (you can see channel 5's coverage here: www.ksdk.com/news/local/clayton-high-robotics-team-makes-chuck-berry-tribute/432053803). We look forward to competing at world and hope to see everybody at the Edward Jones Dome where it will be held from the 27th of April through to the 29th.
Hey, its the end of the season! While we didn't win a regional we are pleased to say that we achieved the engineering excellence award at the Central Illinois Regional. We also are pleased to reflect on a great season enabled by our coaches, mentors, sponsors, and parents--not to mention the hard work of our teammates. We'd like to also thank the alliances we had in eliminations teams 4246 and 1444 in St. Louis, and teams 4646 and 3695 in Peoria. We hope to have an end of the season video out in late April overviewing the hard work of the season. Additionally, we have now posted our chairman's video on our YouTube page. Thanks again!
Stop build night came and went. We've now got a robot ready to compete at our two upcoming competitions in St. Louis and Peoria. We've also uploaded a reveal video to our YouTube channel, and underneath the video tab, for those interested in its capabilities. We look forward to watching the first few matches this week. See everybody at the regionals!
It's now officially the start of stop build night and as usual we have a lot of work to do. We will be enjoying a pot-luck dinner from our team parents and working on wrapping up the build season on a strong note. We are hoping to reveal our robot soon!
This past week has been a lot of work! We've been practicing with our robot and refining its shooting. The electronics team rewired the robot and we're hoping to get back to driving today. Stop build day is Tuesday so we are working hard to get as much practice as possible.
Week five is officially over and week six begins. Over the weekend we visited the competition field set up by the gracious Ratchet Rockers, team 1706. We had a great time and were able to identify and sort out some issues with our robot. We are looking forward to nailing down our autonomous in the week to come, as well as practice further with our robot!
After two years and some change we have decided to actually update our website. Today is the beginning of a new era! The robot is almost done, the code is almost done, chairman's is submitted week five is close to ending and stop build day is around the corner. You can look at our week one and two updates under our video tab. We should have a reveal video out around the stop build day (Feb 21st) where you can see in greater detail what we will be working with at competition.