12/9/14 Meeting

Today, the CAD and the Programming teams were given tasks to complete in order to test their proficiency. The CAD team was assigned to make FRC trophies that would then be put into an assembly of a shelf with all of the trophies on it, while the Programming team worked on the robot’s autonomous mode to prepare for the season. This was our last specialized training session, and our last training session is this Friday December 12th. Don’t forget about Mock Kickoff which is on December 18th.

12/5/14 Meeting

Today, members learned about the different materials used in FIRST Robotics, and which materials are best suited for different functions. Factors such as ductility, weight, and hardness are considered for every piece of the robot. Another topic discussed was the different cutting blades and which materials each blade can cut.
Also, don’t forget to purchase lightbulbs to fundraise to help contribute to the team! Contact Mr. Zook for details.

11/21/14 Meeting

Today Vikings Robotics held Training Session Number 4. Students learned about tools used in robotics and when to use them. They also learned about pneumatics and pistons and how this technology can be utilized on the robot. Pneumatics is technology that deals with compressed gas to produce motion mechanically, which includes the use of pistons. Remember, there are only two more general training sessions and one specialized sessions before our Mock Kickoff on December 18th! Our next training session is on Friday, December 5th at 4:30.

“I just want the future to happen faster. I can’t imagine the future without robots.”
-Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari Inc.

11/14/14 Meeting

Tonight team 4276 held our third specialized training meeting!!! Topics covered included programming, CAD, and a discussion on fundraising (make sure to pick up some light bulbs and Marina cards!). Remember that you need to attend at least SIX training meetings to be a member, so hope to see all of you next Friday, November 21, for our fourth general meeting.

-Viking Communication Team

Friday 6, 2013

Today, we met at 5:00 PM and began our Specialized Training meeting. The programers continued to learn about programing so that the robot will be able to function properly when the time comes to start working on the robot. The CAD group is looking forward to build season by creating example designs to encourage other members to create new and inovative ideas. The multi-media crew is working on puting together this website, in addition to looking for companies that are willing to donate.

As an update on fundraising, NASA has recently donated $5000 so that we may enter into the LA regonals! Thanks so much NASA!

As a final note I would just like to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers! Also, please try out cookie clicker!