Hour of Code

Conrad High School was selected to host an Hour of Code event for DISD students, sponsored by UT Dallas, Code.org, and the Dallas ISD STEM department. The RoboChargers were excited to both get a chance to participate, as well as…

Demo Event – Spence Middle School

The robot building never stops, nor does new student recruiting! Spence Middle School students visited Conrad High School today to learn about the engineering academy. Mrs. Jordan showed off our 2016 BEST robot as well as the 2016 FRC Robot…

BEST Season – Week 6

BEST Robotics – Week 6 It doesn’t matter what competition we are in, or how well we think we planned out the build process… the final week always turns into a sprint for the finish line. We finished up the marketing presentation and…

BEST Season – Week 5

BEST Robotics – Week 5 This week… bit crazy… but it felt good! Sometimes it takes a hard deadline to get us moving, but it was great to see how well the team responded.  The level of focus and productivity (including all…

STEM in the Schoolyard

The RoboChargers were asked by our lead sponsor Texas Instruments to partner with them, United Way, and Dallas ISD for a STEM in the Schoolyard event at Comstock Middle School on October 24th. This event kicked off the fall United…

BEST Season – Week 4

BEST Robotics – Week 4 As explained in earlier posts, the first three weeks involved a large amount of new student training, cardboard prototypes, idea exploration, and strategy discussion. As we moved into Week 4, we were fairly certain of…

BEST Season – Weeks 2 & 3

BEST Robotics – Weeks 2 & 3 In Weeks 2 and 3, our team continued working on building the field, prototyping using the game pieces, and analyzing the scoring opportunities to shape our strategy. At this point, we’ve only been meeting twice…

BEST Season – Week 1

BEST Robotics – The Kickoff As previously noted, our belief is that the best way to get better at building robots… is to build robots. Also, it’s what the students signed up for… and kind of the purpose of the…

Fall Meetings – Week 3

Last week must have just been the calm before the storm… this week was pretty awesome! New Student Recruiting Our primary fall objectives continue to be to recruit new students and train them to a level where they feel comfortable…