The Reseda team has been quite busy lately at the LA regionals. We fixed some parts, replaced others, and shored our robot up in the hours leading up to our first match. We had our robot ready and won our first match. By the end of the day, we were rank 16 and got chosen by the number one alliance comprised of teams 5802 and 330. We then went on to win the competition and qualify for worlds!
That brings us to the elephant in the room. The Reseda team doesn’t have lots of money. We only got to regionals because of generous parent donations. FRC Worlds in Houston, however, is much more expensive with costs upwards of $20000 to bring the team and compete. We simply do not have the funds to travel at the moment.
With that said, we would greatly appreciate it if anyone could help pitch in for the expenses on the trip and help us make our way to Houston. We have a GoFundMe page up and we would be ecstatic if we could rack up enough donations to take our team of aspiring engineers to their very first FRC Worlds competition.
Congratulations to our very own 20Y for qualifying for the Vex State Championships! They are currently rebuilding their robot to compete in the Vex California State Championships in Bakersfield.
After taking a brief, one day break, it’s back to building with only 1 full 24 hour cycle remaining until it’s hands off. As of right now, all that remains is wiring and the implementation of a camera and the newest code. The drive has been successfully tested and the rest of the mechanics are about to be enabled for the final troubleshooting session. The weather outside in SoCal is currently hailing and a majority of the team took a break to go outside and enjoy the rare phenomenon. We will be back with more updates after we finish playing in the rain.
With only 3 days left until the robot has to be finished, time is tight to finish the robot and add all of the finishing touches.
With a practice robot already completed and running, the competition robot is being quickly assembled in the same fashion. All of the major components have been mounted and all that’s really left is to finish up the wiring and push the newest code to the robot. The bumper is almost completed and the claw is being mounted to the arm.
As the next three days unfold, more updates with be posted on this site as well as on our twitter page.
As some of you may be aware, Reseda High School may be re-branding itself to Regent Charter High. So what does this mean for the Reseda Regents Robotics? The Reseda Regents Robotics team has a long-running history in Reseda, California that spans many generations of students. Since its foundation many years ago, the team has always flown under the flag of R^3. Our R^3 stands for more than our initials. It also stands for our values of Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Respect. Due to this long-standing tradition, the sound of the name, and the values it stands for, Reseda Regents Robotics is here to stay.
Hello Team 2584,
As of recent, we have changed our meeting times due to unfortunate circumstances outside of our control. Our new times will be from 9:00AM to 6:00PM. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Welcome to the Reseda Regents Robotics first post of the 2018 FRC season.
This year’s game, powerup, consists of multiple yellow cubed that are to be carried around the field and deposited at one of two switches and one scale. The objective is to weigh down your side of the switch/scale with pieces to earn points. Points are earned on a per-second basis when controlling a switch, scale, or both. At the end of the match, players can climb the middle scale for extra points and if all three climb, they can challenge the boss and earn 1 ranking point.
There are multiple powerups available and multiple strengths per powerup available in exchange for cubes. Each powerup has space for 3 cubes underneath it. The amount of cubes inserted determines the level of the powerup. The available powerups are force, boost, and levitate. Force takes control of the scale, switch, or both depending on what level of powerup, boost doubles points from scale, switch, or both depending on the level, and levitate gives one allied robot a free climb. Only one powerup may be used at a time and each powerup may only be used once.
We look forward to a strong 2018 year and wish the best of luck to everyone!
The 4” VEX mecanum wheels strafed three Sack Attack sacks (that is, 15.5”). That’s about 6:5 strafing distance to wheel circumference. More tests were necessary to make sure that ratio exists on the FRC robot as well.
These were our tests to try to get the VEX Pro 100:1 Planetary Gear set to work with the AndyMark’s 775 motors. These motors will be used for our intake rollers.
- We took the gear box apart and looked at the individual gears to see if anything is inside.
- We decomposed the gearbox and tested the motor again. Unfortunately, that did not fix the problem.
- We tested the motor with a power source. A 12V battery gave different results than a power source that is plugged into the wall.
- Plugging it into a wall power source gave a significant decrease in energy It was enough to run the motors without the gearbox.
- When the gear boxes are connected the motors, the motors will then not spin. This lead to the thought that the gearboxes have too much torque for the motors to spin.
- Luckily, when plugging the motor and gearbox to the 12V battery, it worked better. This may be due to a more consistent feed of electricity through the battery rather than the Power Source.