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Power Up Build Season Update Week 3

January 26, 2018 at 5:15 PM by Brennan Roberts

Prototype becomes final design, test shifts into practice, each individual works harder to turn our ideas into a reality as time ticks on. The realization that our personal deadline lurks a mere week away. All of this as the semester is coming to a close makes many hard-pressed. Studying for finals and attempting to bring up school grades while the uncertainty of the achievement we are aiming for with this organization looms just around the corner. Despite the struggle though, significant acc...

Power Up Build Season Update Week 2

January 20, 2018 at 10:01 AM by Brennan Roberts

We've officially made it through the second week of build season. A lot was accomplished this week especially in the areas of programming and build. That's not to discount others work though, CAD continues to model our robot on computers and adapt to each change made non-stop while fundraising currently has relations with several prospective sponsors. But the big highlight of the week is the completion of our drivetrain. While there is still much to do this accomplishment marks a step up from...

Power Up Build Season Update Week 1

January 12, 2018 at 6:38 PM by Brennan Roberts

It is now the end of our first official full week in build season. Much has yet to be accomplished but progress is being made. In our fundraising department, letters continue to be sent out to prospective sponsors at a rate that has been everyday increasing. On January 11th, a bake sale was held at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) benefitting our team along with their original donation. The building of the robot is also underway now that we are into build season, with our prototyped s...

Power Up Pre-Season Update Week 8

January 3, 2018 at 4:59 PM by Brennan Roberts

Now that we have returned from Winter Break, our team has been working hard to make up for lost time. Over the break, fundraising locked down two sponsorship deals for the team with more in the works. Build season is officially starting next week; we are working hard to finish up our show bot in time for its first use in the coming weeks. The presence of more experienced team members projects a heightened level of success in the 2018 competition season. The design department is currently work...

Power Up Pre-Season Update Week 7

December 13, 2017 at 4:47 PM by Brennan Roberts

As Kickoff for the 2018 competition draws nearer and individuals' roles are made official, groups are beginning to congregate and more efficiently complete their respective tasks. In the area of Computer Aided Design (CAD), members are beginning to take measurements of some of our preexisting parts especially those in common use. Along with models based on these measurements, some more complicated and universal resources are being pulled from a pool of collective resources available online. T...

Maker Fest 2017

November 3, 2017 at 4:57 PM by Winter Roberts

The Horns will be at Pierce County Library's Maker Fest this Saturday, November 4th. We will be showing off our robots in hope to inspire the innovators of the future, along with parents. It has never been more important to have an understanding of engineering and computer science. Both the work and life skills and knowledge that students are given the opportunity to obtain in the robotics program have never been in such insatiably high demand. We hope not only to inspire young recruits and c...