Week 2 – Hard at Work

This week was busier than last week, with at least 6 students daily. Last Sunday the Dead Robot Society held the annual parents meeting. This is when parents get to see what goes on in the cave. The game board and scoring was explained and what happens at competition was explained. The students then showed their parents wParent meeting 1hat they and their team do.

Hardware is continuing building a grabber for the cubes, along with a grabber for the hangers. Software has begun coding and debugging. Social Media, along with writing this blog entry of course, has been posting on our twitter (@DRSBotball) and taking pictures. We also celebrated Mr. Newcastle’s birthday this week!


Week 1- Almost Done!

Great start to the new Botball season! Last weekend the Dead Robot Society headed up to University of Maryland, College Park to assist returning teams and new teams around the D.C. area get prepared for this season. Working with people new to the world of robotics has its challenges, but at the same time is tons of fun!

workshop explaining game board


Quiet week in the Botcave due to the foot of snow covering Northern Virginia. The Hardware team got right to work on trying to design parts for our robots. Software helped out our mentors in getting the computers updated and working to the best of their ability, along with helping the hardware team build.

opened cpus


Although the seniors from last year have been greatly missed, several new members have joined and the Dead Robot Society is looking forward to experiencing another great competition this year at Globals in Los Angeles!