2018 Robot

Project Avatar Update

For the past many weeks, we’ve been hard at work on the Project Avatar robot, and this week we hit a big milestone in our journey. In the last post, we discussed the design process, and now I was set in charge for assembling the hardware. Because we hadn’t tried …

Project Avatar: part 2

Since our last blog post, we’ve been meeting weekly to design, programming, build, and discuss logistics of our project to build a robot for virtual members to navigate around the lab. The design went through a number of iterations before we landed on a design we liked. The first design …

CAD Webinar

During this unprecedented time, Lawton decided to host zoom meetings every Tuesdays and Thursdays to teach some members of the team how to model 3D designs through the computer software Fusion 360. In the first few meetings, Lawton demonstrated how to use Fusion 360 to design a drive base for …

Riley Robot Video Game in Development

Even though our team meetings are all virtual due to current situations, we are still continuing to work on multiple off-season projects, including our Riley Game Project. The goal of this project is to promote STEM education, mainly in kids attending elementary school. We aim to achieve this goal by …

2020 Infinite Recharge Season Recap

It has been a whacky season this year! Both from changes within our team, as well as those not within our control, this season has been like no other. Here is a highlight of our team’s progress through this past season. During the off season, a core group of team …

Spring Special CADathon

Given the circumstances of this season’s abrupt ending, F4 decided to make a “Spring Special” CADathon, which ran from Easter Day to the following Sunday. A CADathon, for those who are unaware, are similar to a hackathon, however instead of programming it is CADing. A game manual of a game …

Introduction to Drive Train Test Beds

This year, we have been testing both a standard 8 wheel drive train V.S a Mechanim drive train.  While the standard option is more reliable, the Mechanim design can move in any direction on an horizontal plane.  To answer the question of what we should choose, team members built a …

Design Spotlight: The Cheeto

From week one, we had two design constraints that we wanted to adhere to this season. The first was to get five power cells in a cycle. Predicting there would be a lot of congestion getting across the field, we felt it was vital to have all 5 power cells …

Sim Team begins VS Code Java application

On January 21, the SIM team connected on Zoom to go over the framework for the Java simulation. We divided the project into two classes, a FRC2020 match class and a robot class. . The FRC2020 class runs a match that consists of 6 robots from the robot class. Each …

Simulation Team begins analyzing the game

On Thursday January 9, the Sim Team decided to have a meeting to discuss the basic ideas about the possible parameters for the game simulation. This plan was meant to share, and organize different ideas, and data based on the Game of 2020. The team, discussed these different ideas, and …