Category Archives: Competitions

Offseason – NTX Tournament of Robots

Offseason – NTX Tournament of Robots

October brought with it our 6th, and final, event of our FIRST Steamworks season. It was a long and rewarding year with some exhilarating wins (306-305!!) and tough losses (game of inches). In the end, We are proud to have ended our year on a successful note by bringing home an offseason championship banner for the second straight season. The

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UIL State Champs

UIL State Champs

On Thursday, the team piled into a bus to head down to Austin for the Texas UIL state champs. Time to play some robots ­čÖé By the end of Friday we had a record of 3-1, with our one loss being in a close match where the final score was 272 to 265. The team felt that overall on Friday

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Build Season – Day 5 – Prototyping

Build Season – Day 5 – Prototyping

Prototyping While┬áthe strategy team continues to decide what needs to be built, we decided to┬ástart with some VERY basic prototyping to help everyone start to visualize manipulator, field, and game piece interactions. We’ve found that especially with new members, staring at a white board to discuss how “hard/easy” something is for a Weighted Objective Table, can be counter-productive. Hands-on-prototyping helps

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BEST Competition – Game Day

BEST Competition – Game Day

BEST Robotics – Check In / Inspection So… that happened. Lulz. We show up yesterday evening at ~8:57pm to meet the 9:00pm latest check-in time. Among other things, we cannot find a way to get the robot in position to fit in the 24″ starting cube. Additionally, we had ~4-5 minor items to fix that got missed in the final

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Texas Robot Round-Up (UIL State Champs)

Texas Robot Round-Up (UIL State Champs)

The RoboChargers were excited to compete in the inaugural UIL state championship event down in Austin with 40 of the strongest teams in Texas. We were excited to be able to bring our largest crew ever to the event, as summer recruiting brought in new students, excited to learn about FRC. We started the trip off on Thursday evening, hanging

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Texas Robotics Invitational

Texas Robotics Invitational

Whelp, that was unexpected… After being “this close” to our first blue banner at the Alamo Regional, Dallas Regional, and then Curie finals this season… we are pretty stoked for our first “light blue” banner courtesy of the entire crew that has turned┬áTexas Robotics Invitational into the polished and widely attended event it is today. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to

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Alamo Regional

Alamo Regional

I barely have words to describe the team’s excitement after the Alamo Regional this past weekend… so I’ll use a picture. All of the hard work for this season, the late nights, the strategy deliberations, pushing to build two robots… all worth it. We achieved our season goal of finally qualifying for champs as the 2nd Alliance Captain and Regional

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