Purdue Workshop Trip

Our team has recently participated in one of the most popular FTC events; “2017 Indiana FIRST Forums”. This event provides a vibrant atmosphere for learning, training, and discussion, and gets everyone geared up for a successful year of FIRST! The event started at 8:00 AM and concluded at 4:00 PM. It was beneficial especially for the rookie teams but our school’s team learned a lot from professional judges of the competition in the Q&A sessions. Our rookie members also gained more knowledge about building, 3D design, fundraising opportunities, and programming. Students also experienced the college life by participating in a college tour for an hour. We also have visited the library and some technology classes at Purdue University. In short, students enjoyed it a lot and our goal for next year is to participate in the event as speakers! Our robotics members would like to spread the word of a STEM to those who are in need and they want to share their experience with those who are new to the FIRST community and to the field of robotics.

 

 

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Science with the JAGBOTS!

Hey, everyone! We are starting a new video series on our youtube channel, called Science with the JAGBOTS. We will be making a new video each week, on a different science demonstration, so we can teach the community about science. Not only are we teaching the community in the series, but we are learning about these topics as well. How we are not the ones doing experiments, we are finding students from the STEM class, that do projects already. After we have run out of students to “Interview” we will do a few experiment ourselves. We hope you will tune in for our first episode with our host Jae-Vhon. The first episode will be titled thermite reactions, we will be learning about these reactions from senior David.

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Did You Know?

Total solar eclipses have inspired wonder and awe throughout history, with the first known reference to an eclipse dating back about 5,000 years. But when the moon passes between Earth and the sun and darkens skies across the United States on Aug. 21, there will be one major difference between modern-day skywatchers and ancient cultures that witnessed the same celestial phenomenon: We’ll have much less fear…. Continue reading “Did You Know?”

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Facebook Live Solar Eclipse

We will be broadcasting on Facebook, the solar eclipse on August 21st. You can join in on our page: facebook.com/ftc6450. We will be working on our new design for our ShoBot, which will be finished by the eclipse. We will use this robot as a tripod to record the Facebook live. Hope you enjoy.

 

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Ohio State Fair

We had a great time at the Ohio State Fair presenting the robot and exploring around. We were able to reach out to about 3,500 people. Even raising a small amount of money in donations to go towards a new 3D printer. We had the chance to meet a small FLL team and an FRC team as well. Afterwards, we had a team picnic which included fishing. Although no fish were caught we still had a great time out there.

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I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Out of Bronze Bushings?!

Are you building a robot and you have run out of bronze bushing? Don’t be afraid we can help you fix that!

  1. Do you know what a bronze bushing is?
    1. Yes, move onto step 2.
    2. No, A bronze bushing is used to remove the gap between an axle and a channel, when you are trying to use axles. This is what they look like:

Continue reading “Out of Bronze Bushings?!”

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Out of Axle Hubs?!

You were just building your robot and you ran out of axle hubs! This is a big problem. Follow the steps below to fix this.

  1. Do you know what an axle hub is?
    1. Yes, move onto step 2.
    2. No, Axle hubs allow you to mount other items such as gears straight to an axle. This is what they look like:

Continue reading “Out of Axle Hubs?!”

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Summer Camp Setup

We gathered in order to rearrange the room. Now that robotics will have our own room, we had to remove all of the equipment for the POE class. We also had to transport all of the Lego robotics materials to the room. Continue reading “Summer Camp Setup”

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.

Ohio State Fair

Come join the fun at the Ohio state fair. Experience not only our presentation but other FTC teams such as Hatrix, who is running the event, but also the many festivities of the fair. Continue reading “Ohio State Fair”

I am the Engineering Director for our team (I am in charge of the Engineering and the Controls departments.). I have been in robotics for 6 years coming up on 7. 3 of which were Lego robotics of those 3, two were FLL, and the other was sumo-bots. I am a Junior in school, and plan on majoring in Robotic engineering at MIT. I would like to minor in Aerospace engineering.