Update – Team 7491 is preparing for the State of iowa championships by updating our robot and programming in the hopes of moving further onward
the additions we are making to the robot include a ball lift and launcher (pictured below) and hopeful improvements to the autonomous program.
further updates will detail any further developments
During the team’s meeting on the 26th, Jonathan Struthers told the team members that were present about CAD modeling and 3D printing, and also showed them how to create models in CAD software.
In the business portion of the meeting, the team discussed the World FIRST Finals, the “Stem in 30” videos from the National Air & Space Museum, and inviting participants from the robotics workshop in December to come to future meetings.
In addition, the team decided that Gavin, John, and Jorge would help to maintain the team’s website, and that the team’s fundraiser during the summer would be creating lemonade stands during the city-wide garage sale.
The team’s next meeting will be at the end of May, where they will go to the virtual reality center at Iowa State University.
During our last meet at Marshalltown High School, our team scored third place overall out of ten teams despite engineering and technological difficulties.
We will continue to keep you updated as we get closer towards our second meet.
The Story Co. 4-H FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Robotics Team, The Robot Corps, is hosting a robot workshop from 1-4 pm on Thursday, December 31st. It will be for youth in grades 3-6. Fee will be $10/youth and it will be held in Christy 4-H Hall. Those who attend will get a chance to build a working robot, learn about programming and control the Robot Corps’ robot! For more information, please e-mail us at [email protected].