2024 Season

Week 5

KOP Bot: This week the KOP Bot team worked on adding aclimber to the bot. Once the climber was fully assembled, they attached. They also worked on adding a amp shooter. Shooter: The shooter team attached the shooter with the pivot motor to the elevator on the practice robot. They also fixed the saize for…
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Week 4

Mechanical: This week we worked on all the major componets: the intake, the shooter, the bumpers, and the elevator. The KOP Bot was completed and programmed to drive. A climbing component was started and this will be added to the KOP Bot. Intake: The intake team worked on adding the turnbuckle and adjusting the chain.…
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Week 3

Mechanical: Mounted the pivot plates, removed silicon, replaced steel shafts, and shooter plates are being recut of CNC. We had to change the placement of the battery so it was not rested and laid down horizontally since the cable routing wouldn’t work that way. Because of this, we had to move the shaft plates up…
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Week 2

Mechanical: Bumpers: Put brackets on the outside bumper and predrilled the pilot holes in the wood of the bumpers. We taped the pool noodles together of to structure the bumpers. Re-checked the bumper measurement before attaching the pool noodles together and successfully taped the pool noodles for the 2nd bumper. KOP Bot: They installed the…
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Week 1

Mechanical: Elevator: The elevator team started by cutting metal for the outer and inner stages of the elevator. The outer stage consists of 2 16-inch aluminum pre-drilled pieces and the inner had 2 17 inch pieces. We then took the bearing blocks of the practice elevator we made and installed them on the new pieces…
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Day 2

Throughout the night, team members scoured Chief Delphi, looking at Ri3D teams and other sources to find anything that was useful. A few people found @howlongismyname’s Robot (CAD) in 12 Hours thread and loved the architecture. After a short meeting Sunday morning, team members started making a robot based on the architecture portrayed in that…
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Kickoff

Team 2869 met on Kickoff day and started with a team meeting detailing the procedures for build season and for kickoff. We will be meeting Monday-Thursday from 3pm to 6pm, Friday 3pm to 7pm, and Saturday 9am to 5pm. Then after some brief technical difficulties, we watched the game reveal. After that, the engineering team…
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Preseason: December Training Groups

With build season on the horizon, we uphold a cherished tradition of introducing our robotics enthusiasts among the freshmen to the art of constructing our robot. This involves granting them the autonomy to choose their preferred subgroup for training and providing diverse learning opportunities. Here are what our subgroups did for training: Programming: Programming training…
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Half Hollow Hills Competition

A few members from our team graciously dedicated their time to orchestrate the setup for the Half Hollow Hills off-season competition, synergizing efforts with other committed individuals for many other teams. The meticulous setup, spanning approximately four hours, culminated in the recreation of the exact field used in this year’s championship finals in Houston—a testament…
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Preseason: October 19th – 26th Summary

Operations: Finished the sponsor night presentation presented the cold call slides to the freshmen and added more sponsors to the 2024 sponsor list. Many have connections to corporations so we asked if they could notify their guardians about a potential sponsorship. Created a cold call schedule and groups sent emails to sponsors with the attached…
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