In the midst of week 3, the team continued to experiment on possible designs using CAD. During the week, they created various prototypes that could be used in the final design of the robot. Throughout week 4, members have been finalizing the designs to be used for the robot. Using CAD, the team has been perfecting all the different parts to be manufactured and assembled.
Build Season Weekly Update (#2)
This week, the team has made substantial progress towards the robot’s design. At the beginning of the week, our members discussed possible designs and prototypes. Now at the end of the week, many members are using CAD to test the discussed prototypes, and some are continuing to discuss the robot’s overall design.
Glancing back at our season last year, we performed very well. Our robot was the best it ever had been, and carried the Robolancers through the competition. At Springside, our team put forth a good effort during the matches, but sadly did not make it as a finalist. Though, due to the extraordinary performance of our robot, we made to the finals of Bensalem. Unfortunately, the team did not get to advance to MAR, but still enjoyed the journey. Once the team was out, we were happily cheering on other teams while they competed.
Build Season Weekly Update (#1)
It’s finally that time of year again, our build season has officially begun! Last Saturday, we went down to UPenn to witness the reveal for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition. This year’s game, Infinite Recharge, is Star Wars inspired and teams will be responsible for recharging FIRST’s City’s shield generators.
Since the reveal, we’ve dusted off our thinking caps and have started our build season at full speed.
Ramp Riot 2019
Ramp Riot was a learning experience for everyone. It was a great way to scout the other teams and improve our game strategy. Our drivers had a difficult time adjusting to the stressful environment, but with the help of our mentors and coaches they learned the ins and outs and performed well. Being a human player was a great way for me to participate in the matches and understand the rules of the game. Working with an alliance was a challenging experience, and although it hurt us in the end, it was a positive experience that taught to recognize the intentions of others.
– Isabela Drummond
Duel on Delaware 2019
Our team has attended Duel on Delaware for a few years now, this year however, we accomplished the most we ever had at this event. Not only that, we have proven our dominance in the district. There was some difficulty at first with the gearboxes needing urgent repairs, but we still prevailed. We made it to finals with our Pennsylvania alliance consisting of us, Dawgma, and the Fighting Robotic Owls. In addition to getting a finalist trophy, our team received the unique design trophy for the centerwork of our robot, the cargo mechanism. In general, the event proved to be a success in giving our new drive team experience and just for our team as a whole.
Duel on the Delaware 2018
Ramp Riot FRC
Ramp Riot was great and overall much more fun than I expected, and I do not regret going at all. The energy of the matches was great, and we all cheered for our robot no matter what happened, good or bad. We even got to finals, with the hooting, hollering, and screaming clapping madness, and there was an atmosphere unlike any other sports game I’ve ever been to. Ramp Riot was everything I could have wished for in my first FRC event!
– Efrem Esworthy (Business)
Duel on Delaware
Duel on the Delaware was the first FRC off-season event I went to as a new robotics member. My main job of that day was to take videos and pictures of our robot alongside my friend Julie. During the practice matches, I got familiar with working the camera and started exploring the pit and meeting new teams. Our robot didn’t play until a few matches in, but watching the other teams play was a fascinating start. Once our team started, I took pictures of our drive team and immediately started moving around in the pit attempting to get some good footage. I also got to sit in watching a mock Chairman’s presentation, which was interesting because of how the presenters were able to memorize all of the team’s information. Unfortunately, our robot wasn’t functioning well at first due to technical problems, but after lunch, our robot was all fixed up and ready to play. We didn’t win, but we got to experience working with different teams. Overall, the competition was an interesting event. I learned how to properly use a camera, hung out with my members, and expanded my interest in robotics.
-Jennifer (Member of Business)
Duel on the Delaware
Duel on the Delaware was held at Salem Community College on October 20 featuring almost 30 teams. The RoboLancers ranked 20th before they were picked by alliance number 4. 1640, Sa-BOT-age was the captain and 4342, Demon Robotics was the first pick. Throughout the qualification matches, our robot had many difficulties, however, our programmer, Jenny Wen, was able to make a working code for our robot. Additionally, our Talons shut-down and Cindy Chiu and Sylvia Cho managed to fix the robot in time for our next qualification match, we lost our quarterfinals 1-2. We lost a tiebreaker series by only 40 points to the 5th alliance who went on to defeat TechFire and become a finalist at the event. Our team really pulled through all the hardships thrown at us. They were very efficient with the interchanging drivers and manipulators.