The Easley High School Tech Team participates in the FIRST Tech Challenge level of Robotic Competitions. We use a kit of metal and LEGO pieces to design and build a robot that will fit in an 18" cube to compete in a different sports challenge every year.
Good job to the Starbots Robotics Team! While they placed fourth overall in points recieving 338 points, it wasn't enough to advance to the Super Regional in Texas. The team recieved a thumbs-up during the engineering notebook review for beinging well spoken not by one member of the group, but all the members. It was evident to them that the work load had been shared and the had been completed by the students.
Starbot is packed and ready for competition! All the bugs have been worked out of his programing and he drives by remote control. He is also programmed to score a block in the low goal and then drive up onto the ramp during the autonomous portion of the game.
Starbot is finally finshed with a fully operational back bumper used for plowing blocks into the low goal and an extendable arm used for scoring into the high goal.
The Starbot Robotics team hosted the 2nd Annual SDPC Co-opertition. This was a friendly scrimmage between the districts Lego Robotics teams to prepare them for their upcoming tournament in January. Each team participated in a mock robot judging station, two rounds at the playing table, and were able to discuss their reseearch project.
Thank you to Dr. Richards at Getty's Middle School for his help in organizing and running the event as well as Mr. Fisher for speaking to all the students.
After 2.5 months of building, the practice field is finished!