Our programmers worked on autonomous operation. Our drivers did a lot of practice rounds with the new program and (some of them) improved a great deal. We also have improved our booth quite a bit.
Our amazing programmers turned in this, not so perfect, website; we also changed the code by just a few lines, so autonomous works 21 out of 27 times. Our engineers added some stuff to the claw, so Rhino can pick things up faster and easier for the driver. Marketing almost finished the booth and added some custom parts.
Today our marketing team worked on many things. Some of the board members and our marketing manager talked about our marketing booth and the layout of it. Our marketing presentation team also did a run-through and they are doing a great job with perfecting their speeches and memorizing them for Texas BEST. We also thank our Diamond Sponsor, Anderson Lighting and Electric. Engineering fixed and added several things to the robot. Our awesome programmers got autonomous working five out of five times while we were testing!
2021 Summer Outreach
This Summer, our team, thanks to Main Street Martial Arts, was able to put on a week-long STEM summer camp where kids learned about a new topic every day. The kids, ages 4-12, learned about; Flight (how things fly) and we made a index card helicopter; Architecture (how to design a building) and that day we made stained glass houses; Space (about phases of the moon) and we made mars rovers; Electricity (where we learned about currents) and we made homemade flashlights; Water (no fun thing) we learned what it can do by making paddleboats and we tested them out by floating them down a river. Our dedicated team leaders taught the kids about all these subjects.
Our Amazing Sponsors
We are so thankful for our wonderful sponsors; their donations allow us to purchase the materials that we need to build our robot and game field.
This week, since Rhino (our robot) had a few “minor” problems, our engineers disassembled and reassembled the entire robot. Even though this process was very time-consuming, the engineers upgraded and added high quality parts to the robot so the robot works much smoother. The claw, on the other hand, didn’t turn out too well. The engineers had to re-glue, and re-solder it. Our hardworking programmers made more of the multi-hundred line long code.
910 AM Radio Interview
On October 9th 2021 at 3:10 PM, TEACH Robotics interviewed on 910 AM radio. Our board talked about TEACH Robotics and what we do. They also promoted BEST Robotics, the reason we get to compete.
This week, TEACH Robotics’ engineers have successfully assembled and attached our robot’s arm. Thanks to our amazing programmers, we have corrected the errors in our robot’s program. Marketing has finished many of the mascot costumes for game day, and most of our presentation committee has finished their presentations. Let’s go TEACH!
We have a new TEACH Robotics record! On day three, we had the design for the robot complete, and by day five, it drives! Our excellent programmers completed the program by day four, and are now checking it for flaws. Even autonomous is complete! Big thanks to our hard-working programmers. Below is a blurred picture of our robot on day five:
This is TEACH Robotics’ first blog! Hooray!
Our team is quite small this year (2021), consisting of 17 members. Thankfully, all of our members are very hard-working, and get the job done!