Week one of this year's build season was a fun one! We learned how to program, got two demo bots working, fabricated parts, and did some serious strategizing. This blog post will summarize all of the exciting stuff we did this week.
Our CAD sub-team designed the drive train and shooter mechanism with Onshape. Part drawings were extracted from the 3D model for fabricating parts. Our new students on the team had fun learning how to design things in CAD.
The Programming sub-team was learning the basics of programming. They are currently practicing with last year’s robot; programming, troubleshooting, and shooting game pieces.
The Marketing sub-team made some dents in getting the new official Rockford Robotics website edited and built up enough to publish it. There are a total of 22 different pages on the website, so it’s been a challenge getting all of the information needed for each of those pages. So far, the Gallery, Calendar, Past Robots, FIRST, Blog, Media, Sponsors, and Past Sponsors pages are mostly or completely finished. Other pages will lead to an “Under Construction” message. For this team, it has been an interesting challenge learning how to properly maintain a website. They are also working on a posting schedule for the various Rockford Robotics social media pages; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and website blogs like this one.
In whole, our whole team has been working hard to achieve certain goals earlier in the build season this year. We are looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish!
Rockford Robotics GoFundMe
Check out our new GoFundMe campaign! We have been struggling to get the funds necessary to build this year’s competition robot, so we are looking for a bit of help. Our goal is to raise $5,000 so that our robot can have all of the awesome features and mechanisms we want it to. Thank you to all of the amazing people who have donated so far. Your support means so much!
Marketing & Media sub-team
Rockford Robotics 2039