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Simulating Competition

We are 4 days away from the Regional Competition! To continue preparation, we have set up two fold-able tables and laptops with our code to simulate the competition environment inside the pit. Next, we will set up light code so we can begin running the robots how they will be run at competition.

The final stage is coming together!

Under a Week Away

After taking Sunday off for Mother’s Day, we are back in the Cave and under a week away from the Regional Competition! Today we continued practicing running the robots and made some minor hardware changes (just swapping out some sensors).

We also had a prospective student visit the Cave! While we have 8 dedicated team members, we are hoping to expand our membership for the GCER season and next year (especially as our seniors graduate and head off to college!). If you are reading this and are interested in joining our team, feel free to reach out!

We are so excited for the competition this weekend and hope you will continue to follow our journey.

Preparing for Regionals

As the Regional competition gets closer, there are a few things we need to do:

1. Set up light code

2. Code Freeze

3. Set up laptops with programming

4. Pack up robots, hardware kits, and computers

We are so excited! See you all there 🙂

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!