2022

Week 12: 3/26 – 4/1

Continuing from the previous blog: After 69 qualification matches, it was time for alliance selection, where we were picked by the 1st seed alliance led by StuyPulse (Team 694) and Team R.I.C.E. (Team 870). One of our alliance partners fell during one of the final matches and cracked their shooter. Even though that unfortunate event…
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Week 11: 3/19 – 3/25

This week we started of preparing for our Hofstra Competitions but testing and driving our robot! Our journey at Hofstra started off with SBPLI #1 from March 21, 2022 through March 23, 2022. After 82 qualification matches spanning 2 days, we were chosen by the eighth-seed alliance Team #7567 (Sesi Senai São Paulo Octopus from…
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Week 10: 3/12 – 3/18

The electrical team is learning to use a limit switch to put on the robot that senses and says when a component is touching or not and it prevents mechanisms from maneuvering too far in one direction or the other. We are also making adjustments to our bumpers so it will fit on the robot…
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Week 9: 3/5 – 3/11

This Sunday, our school hosted our 4th annual Regal Eagle Rampage! As a result of all the hard work our members put in, the event came to be a total success. We had a grand total of eleven teams from across Long Island attend Rampage, each of which showcased their own unique robots to play…
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Week 8: 2/26 – 3/4

We are testing and adding the finishing touches to our robot to prepare for Regal Eagle Rampage and for our competitions! We added a top guide for the shooter when it fires. Electrical team finalized CAN bus together on the electrical panel and mounted the spark max and talon motor controllers for drive train and…
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Week 7: 2/19 – 2/25

We mounted the structure that holds the arm for the robot. Mounted the motor for the separate intake with a 40 degree angle guide to push the ball to the center of the chassis for proper use. The mechanical team assembled the shooter and mounted it onto the moving arm of our robot. Then we…
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Week 6: 2/12 – 2/18

The carpentry team is putting the final touches on our Rampage field. They completed building the second terminal and the hangar for our Regal Eagle Rampage field. Arts and crafts spray painted the hangar bars blue. The mechanical team used our CNC to prototype the moving arm and after it connected to our sprockets, we…
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Week 5: 2/5 – 2/11

We calculated the gear ratio for the moving arm by finding the torque and looking at the motor curve. We decided not to use external gears and just use gearbox and sprockets. Here is some of the Arm Gear Motor Math: Arm Weight:2 775 motors: 1.7 lbs2 falcon motors: 5.47 lbs4 white wheels: 2.32 lbs2…
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Week 4: 1/29 – 2/4

This week we programmed our robot to be able to do 90 degree and 180 degree turns for the driver to use. We also have a feature for the robot to sort of parallel park to make the job easier for the driver. This feature can be used so our robot can be placed in…
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Week 3: 1/22 – 1/28

Carpentry has made progress on making the field for our Regal Eagle Rampage on March 6th, 2022. Our carpentry team has just about finished cutting all the pieces of wood to complete the Hub, and now we are in the progress of assembling the field. We have made progress on our intake prototype and now…
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