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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!

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.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New kid on the block and programming progress made

Hey everyone! My name is Emily Looby and I am the new team blogger and photographer. This is my first year as a part of the University City High School Robotics team. I am beyond excited and look forward to advertising this club that little people know about.  I am also a member of the field hockey and swim team\, a National Honor Society member, and on the U-Times newspaper staff.

Currently, the programmers can now deploy code through the correct application and fixed a majority of the network problems. Christine and Nathan are working on disassembling  the old shooter in order to a build a new one. Meanwhile, Walter is working on the gearbox for the new shooter.