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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!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Back in the Lab

It may be summer, but that won't keep the RoboLions out of the lab. Walter, Christine, Jonah, Josh, Dan, Mr. Deitzler and I headed down to do a bit of midsummer cleaning today, discovering a whole lot of miscellaneous junk in corners of our lab, such as screws, bolts, washers, the long-lost sprocket bag, a lot of buttons, the One Ring of Power, and too many forks -- as well as a steel welder in our storage room. The box advertised that the welder could weld aluminum, though it would require 100% argon gas and a calm indoor space to do so, which is a little intimidating. However, if we can overcome those hurdles, Walter (an experienced welder) and Christine (going to welding camp shortly) should be able to weld parts of our next robot with ease!

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