April 6th, 2016
Driver Station Completion
After many hours the driver station is complete! It is quite heavy, but since it has an on-board lighting system and acacia wood covering, the negativities of weight are far out-weighed. Thanks to the head of electrical, Ryan Speck, its completion has come along swimmingly.
We now have many things completed for this competition, including the battery station and a new, shorter robot cart. Many of the things that Team 4674 owns now glow with LED awesomeness, and may give some people Fast and Furious nostalgia. This is perhaps our most promising competition yet, and all of our efforts of getting the tools we need to make things better certainly puts us in higher spirits.
We were finally able to get an official camera for the Robojacks that shoots better than 8 megapixels, and can now shoot with professional clarity and get great video! The camera we got was the Canon Rebel T5i, and it has served the PR team great so far.
The Time Has Come
We are about to go to the First Robotics Competition! This is of coarse, the first time we have been to the one in the North Star competition, so it will be a new experience for all of us aside from our new coach, Mr. Conway. Here is the basic schedule from here to April 9th.
April 6th: Arrive at the Radisson of Roseville
April 7th: FRC practice rounds
April 8th: FRC "main competition"
April 9th: FRC Final rounds and championship (if we make it),
then the return home
the timeth hast finally cometh! we art packing the vans and the trail'r and making our final prep'rations bef're we leaveth at 4. wisheth us luck!
-Author Hunter Bolte