Sunday Build Update – 2/10/19 – Buttons and Pixie

The programmers of the PixyCam2 have spent so much time with it that they've decided to give it a name. They've officially deemed the camera "Pixie." Creative, right? Pixie was worked to near completion today. Attached to the new silver bot, it identifies colors so that it can practically drive itself to pick up Cargo. … Continue reading Sunday Build Update – 2/10/19 – Buttons and Pixie

Saturday Build Update – 2/9/19 – The New “Newbie Bot”

Construction of the so called "Newbie Bot" began today. It's a robot that is being made wholly by first year students, with only overseeing and slight assistance from adults, returners and alumni. This bot will mostly be used for testing purposes upon completion, but its greater goal is to better teach these students the inner … Continue reading Saturday Build Update – 2/9/19 – The New “Newbie Bot”

Friday Build Update – 2/8/19 – Driving In Style

It's the dream of every young boy and girl of this generation... Imagine, using something more familiar than a drive station to pilot robots. Yup, that's right! The limited number of drive stations has led testers to a new solution... We can drive using an xbox controller!!! Programmers begun the process of configuring the drive … Continue reading Friday Build Update – 2/8/19 – Driving In Style

Friday Build Update – 2/1/19 – Elevator: To Work or Not to Work…

Elevator work flourished today in the OZone! The project: allow it to stop at different levels. But it didn't run as smoothly as one might hope... https://youtu.be/zBMVV7SOl8o In testing it, the elevator would get stuck at the top limit switch and need slight assistance on its way down. In addition, a piece broke! (below) The … Continue reading Friday Build Update – 2/1/19 – Elevator: To Work or Not to Work…

Sunday Build Update – 1/27/19 – Problems and Pixy 2

The elevator, under construction... In the shop today, teams worked on finishing practice apparatuses, attaching motors to the conveyor system, and working on other prototypes for ball intakes. Electricians Lily and Sam worked on fixing limit switches with crimps, and moved onto a 3D model of the arena. Drive Team and programmers are testing prototypes! … Continue reading Sunday Build Update – 1/27/19 – Problems and Pixy 2

Buckeye Regional: Saturday Qualifications and Finals

The Buckeye Regional competition ended this evening. The team won 6 qualification matches and lost 3. At its peak, Ozone was ranked 7 out of 60 teams. At the end of the qualification matches, we were placed 15th. Throuhout the day, members of team 4611 attempted to fix the gear grabber and autonomous code by … Continue reading Buckeye Regional: Saturday Qualifications and Finals

Buckeye Regional: Practice Rounds

After a long day of hard work, fun, and dedication, day one of the Buckeye Regional FIRST robotics competition comes to a close tonight. In between our practice matches, programmers worked on fixing autonomous code and the LED ring and other team members worked on tightening the gear grabber and replacing weather stripping used on … Continue reading Buckeye Regional: Practice Rounds

Buckeye Regional Competition: Wednesday

Team 4611 has been working extremely hard on the days leading up to the Buckeye Regional competition. On Monday, team members going to Cleveland met to cover room and scouting assignments, and to pack up the pit. The team has expanded upon it's scouting program from last year, and has created an app that can … Continue reading Buckeye Regional Competition: Wednesday