Author: Phuriwat Kuntaro

Spanking Wheels and More

bIrobot has been making astronomical progress on this year’s robot, that we’ve named Caroline. We’ve been building parts and putting together the robot for quite some time now, and everyday we’re getting closer and closer to being done! Caroline features many new and different components than last year’s robot (Karen), and hopefully Caroline will be able to outdo Karen’s performance last year. This year our robot features brand, spanking new mecanum wheels which will allow Caroline to be able to drive directly in any direction. Last year, Karen had wheels which were much tougher, resilient, and able to drive over many obstacles, however, to face the direction the driver wanted it to go. With the mecanum wheels the robot will have many directional possibilities and be able to navigate everywhere with much ease. Caroline also features a custom made shooter designed to shoot the wiffle balls that are being used in this year’s competition. The shooter features two wheels to propel the ball at incredible speed and a barrel for the most accurate of shots. Caroline is also equipped with a “Ball Sweeper,” which is made to collect balls to shoot. It is armed with 3 sets of brushes in a vertical manner that is designed to sweep up balls and bring it into the hopper of the robot. Progress on Caroline is coming along smoothly and we expect...

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Fund Raising

Fund Raising [image: Inline image 1] FRC stands for First Robotics Competition. FRC is a competition where students are able push their minds to the limit by building robots under strict rules, limited resources, and a six-week time limit. Students are challenged to raise funds and create team brand. The competition will challenge the student’s teamwork skill, resource management, and creativity. Students will have to build an industrial-sized robots and compete in a challenging game with other students. Volunteer mentors will lend their hands in helping guide each team along the competition. FRC is right around the corner and...

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Upcoming Events

Jan
6
Sat
10:00 am 2018 Season Kick-off @ Beaver Island Community School Media Lab
2018 Season Kick-off @ Beaver Island Community School Media Lab
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am
2018 Season Kick-off @ Beaver Island Community School Media Lab
Ah.  The day the bIrobot teams waits for all year.  The start of build season.  No sleeping until February 20 at 11:59 p.m.  If you want to join in the announcement you can check with[...]

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