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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 Recycle Rush. 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!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Few Days Left...

We're getting down to the wire here. Bag n Tag day is on Tuesday! Can't believe that 6 weeks have gone by so quickly.

To update our followers on the progress we have made:

The robot (who is yet to be named) is now able to move. Electronics are configured and Dan and Josh are working on the programming, which has some kinks to be worked out. The feeder arm is able to be attached, however, we have it unattached right now so that we can complete it and do some preliminary testing before attaching it to the bot. It is currently painted shiny gold while our frame is black. No plywood this year- thanks to students at Ranken Technical College, we have a beautiful welded aluminum frame!

Bumpers are nearly completed as well. Our bumper design captain, Marquise, came up with a great design that allows us to flip the covers from blue to red in an instant. Much easier than last year's bolted bumpers that took 15 minutes to change.

Aside from that, we're just getting ready for the competition. Ordering tshirts, spirit items and spreading the word about competition! Which, by the way, is March 15-17 at Chaifetz Arena. More info to come later!

Speaking of events, if you're a fan of musicals, our high school (University City High School in St. Louis, MO) is putting on Footloose this Friday and Saturday at 7PM on both days. Tickets available at the door. Three of our team members will be in the show! It'll be awesome so come see if you can!

More updates will come as progress are made. As for now we're just working away!

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