UIL STATE COMPETITION

Congratulations Pantherbots! We’re moving on to state UIL competition which will be held in the Austin Convention Center. We will depart Thursday and be back Saturday. All information is added below

Schedule:
Wednesday, May 17th – Sendoff. Meet in Mrs. Segrest’s room at 3:15
Thursday, May 18th – Departure. Meet at the school parking lot near the stadium ticket booth at 1:30
Monday, May 21st – Return at 11:30

Team Update

TLDR; Team is doing great, designs are being finalized; parent meeting has been scheduled for January 26th at 6:00pm.

Schedule: This week we are officially starting the A/B schedule. Please be here on the days you signed up for. It is VERY important that you are here on those days as in some cases you are the only representative from your particular sub-team.

The Full Story:

As of last Wednesday (1/11) the team has developed their chosen strategy. They are pursuing design of a robot that will focus on scoring gears, climbing the rope, and defense. We believe that with the resources available and the amount of time that we have to complete our robot this strategy is best suited to our talents.

Thursday – Monday we are/have been working on designs for the specific mechanisms we are going to need. On Saturday we developed a working climber prototype and today we believe we have developed a viable gear collector that will allow us to pick up gears from both the floor and loading area and then deliver the gear to the ‘airship’ to place it on the peg. The key to all of this is quick turnaround so that our drivers have time to practice. I am hoping that the CAD team will be able to finalize the design no later than Wednesday so that we may being ordering parts ASAP. If we could have two completed robots by the end of week four I would be ecstatic.

Students who are interested in being members of either the drive team or pit crew are being given OSHA vouchers to begin the certification process. They have until the end of build season to complete the certification process (2/22). They will be able to begin taking the written rules test on Saturday (1/21) for drive team/pit crew tryouts. It is not too late to get a voucher.

There is another parent meeting scheduled for January 26th at 6:00.

Love, Peace, and Robot Grease,

Mrs. S

DEADLINES

The robotics team members are intuitively working in order to meet the OSHA deadline which is February 24th! Bag and tag is Tuesday, February, 17th. The entire team is focused and super excited for competition. We will keep updating as often as possible!

OSHA Update

The OSHA completion deadline is creeping up on the team members. February 15th is the official cut off date! Although the robot is not yet fully completed, it is functional. Stay vigilant on upcoming post that are soon to come.

Krystal’s Acceptance

Congratulations to Krystal, one of our programmers, for getting accepted into her school of choice, Lamar University. Krystal is going to major in computer science. We wish her the best of luck for her near future!

Krystal's acceptance into Lamar University!

Krystal’s acceptance into Lamar University!