Fall Meetings – Week 2

The best laid plans… We started into the year with great ambition and wild dreams of what we would quickly accomplish! Ehhh… reality. Certainly not a lost week by any means, but we ended up hitting a few snags and…

Fall Meetings – Week 1

Decided to take a month off of robots… was terrible, would not recommend. As we rolled back into September, the RoboChargers were excited to prepare for another solid season. The next few weeks will be spent getting the shop in…

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…

Summer Outreach

Summer is in full swing! While we are looking forward to competing in TRI and TRR this summer, the slowed pace has allowed us time to focus on outreach in our area as well. Right before championships on April 21st,…

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……

Prototyping – Day 6

Thursday, we continued to build prototypes, but we also wanted to start getting some more quantifiable data off of them. Additionally, we finished the spindle upgrade on the gantry mill, and began some work on vision targeting. Few positive notes, we…

Prototyping – Day 5

Wednesday our goal was to extend our first round of prototypes, as well as start making a more legitimate intake (and not turn this one into a shooter). We like the idea of an over the top roller intake. It…

Prototyping – Day 4

Tuesday was our first “official meeting” after kickoff. We started it off with a quick rules quiz by mentor John Griffith. Our students are awesome and read the rules thoroughly, so we knocked this out quickly. Pic 1 We took…