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Hello, Robolions team members, mentors, friends, and community members! Welcome to "The Fourth Law of Robotics," home to University City High School's FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team. We hope to use this blog to inform you about what we're up to.
We compete in the FRC (First Robotics Competition), an annual competition where we have six weeks to build a robot from scratch. This year's game is Ultimate Ascent. We'll post updates here to let you all know what we're up to with building (and competing with) our robot!
We also are now competing in FTC (First Tech Challenge), the next level down from FRC. The game was called Ring It Up!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello World!

Henry here, with the first blog post since February.

We are currently counting down to the Cowtown Throwdown, an off-season event in Kansas City. Christine and Matthew are busting their butts getting the robot in shape, replacing the pneumatic cylinder, restringing the surgical tubing and just tidying up in general. As of this moment, they are in a teleconference with our team captain, Walter Deitzer to resolve some technical issues. Good Luck to them.

The freshman team, led by Clayton Miller, are learning the ropes by building themselves a robot built to compete in Ultimate Ascent. They are currently in the brainstorming and prototyping stage, pitching ideas in a circle around a blank chassis. They have until the week before Thanksgiving to finish the robot. They already have a chassis and a number of ideas, so good luck to them as well.

I hear that soon we will be ordering team hoodies, in order to put on a united front at competitions and to represent around UCity, so stay tuned for that.

We have had good attendance today, and in previous weeks, and today, there was even a Christine sighting! Things are on the up and up.

Thats all for today, im afraid. Next week, i will bring you more updates.

Signing off,
Henry Braeske

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014


This is Captain Walter with the latest updates on the build.

As of today we got the parts, that we sent to Ranken Technical Institute to get welded, back.  These parts include the structure for the catapult we are building, and the front tensioner. They look very good, so, instead of trying to describe their magnificence, I will just post some pictures. 

And there it is. thank you for reading, mmore updates should follow as the season progresses.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

We are more efficient than ever! I (Marquise Williams, one of this years team captains) have never in the 3 yrs I have been here seen such progress in this short amount of time. We have a completed chassis, at least two complete functioning prototypes and a very well organized team comprised of new and old members with a wide variety of talents. You will be hearing from us more often this year and I am proud to be a captain of the 2014 UCHS Robolions, team 3397.

                                                                                                                                                                     The robotics  team at kick off on Saturday the 4th! Go robotics!                                                                                                   

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

This is intermittent programmer Henry in with the news from this weeks wesdnesday meeting.

We got a lot done this meeting, including getting the joystick working again, mounting the shooter motors on the robot, and having a relatively high attendance rating (8 students! Wow!).

Here are some pics from the night, featuring Christine, Marcus, and a new atttendee, Clayton making accomodations to the robot to turn it into a shooter.

As you can see, things are busy here at robolions central. 

We are really looking forward to going to the activity fair at Ucity high to rally up some more members, and going to the Cowtown Throwdown in Kansas City.

This is Henry Braeske, signing off. And now, the weather.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Captain Walter signing in. Tonight we began cutting the arm to make room for the shooter. We also got the gearboxes for the shooter wheels fully assembled. I will not go into too many details, as the pictures speak for themselves.

We also had a new kid, Marcus Shelton, join the team. 
That is all for tonight, the next post will either be tomorrow or sometime next week.