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.

Ohio State Fair 7/31/17
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Team Picnic 7/31/17
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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:

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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 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.

Building Tips for Rookie Teams

So, rookie teams you want to become a good builder? Well just read this and you will become a better builder in no time. Here are a few tips to build:

  1. Make sure you and the other builders get along so you can work better.
  2. Ask for help from the other builders so you make sure you are doing what you need to do, also ask if the others need help when you are done with your part.
  3. Work together, the more you work together, the faster you get done.

Now those are just a few tips, I really hope this helps!

I’m Tamara Gillen and I’ve been on Team 6450 JAGBOTS for 2 two years. I’m manager of scouting, and 2nd programmer. I’m very excited for the 2017-2018 challenge, RELIC RECOVERY. I hope we make it to regionals!