See WE ROBOT Team 2705 in action at the 2016 Iowa Regionals at the University of Northern Iowa campus.
Check out when We Robot Team 2705 competes at the 2016 Iowa Regional Competition. Where else can you find an amazing and inspiring experience while making new friends, sharing ideas, solving problems on the fly, competing like crazy, and get pumped up over technology all while having the time of your lives?!
Down load the Team 2705 Qualification Match times here: IowaRegional2705
Stream all the action to your computer HERE
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Good luck Team 2705!
This week our team made great strides with our prototypes. After a meeting on Saturday we decided that our robot will focus mainly on shooting balls in matches, but will also be able to get past many defenses. We already have the general layout of the robot and a mechanism to intake the balls and shoot them. On Tuesday the team will vote on additions to our robot and prototyping will officially be finished. You can see one prototype for climbing below:
Week 1 of build season has ended! This week we explored different ideas for a robot using concurrent engineering. We started building a couple of prototypes and even did a little testing which you can watch below:
As you can see, it’s a work-in-progress. In week 2, we hope to choose one idea and prototype for our whole team to focus on. Next week, another update on our robot will be posted. In the meantime, you can check out our photos page to see team 2705 in previous years.
Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2016 season of the FIRST Robotics Competition. Our team gathered at ISM to learn what this year’s challenge is. You can watch the kickoff video below:
Our team will now have only six weeks to attempt to build a robot to conquer this challenge. We’ve already begun prototyping and trying to figure out what design we want to build. Updates on where we are in the build process will come in the following weeks so that everyone who wants to can see our progress.
You can print off a sign up form here, and turn it in to any leader or mentor before the build season kickoff on January 9th. If you would like to know more about Robotics, feel free to contact us, or attend one of our pre-season meetings. Anyone is welcome to attend these, so feel free to come, even if you’re not signed up. And remember, you don’t need any experience to join Robotics, just a positive attitude and a willingness to learn!
For the first time ever, FIRST Robotics has released a teaser for the upcoming season. They teamed up with Walt Disney Imagineering to give us a glimpse of what we’ll be in for in 2016. The teaser was designed to be seen by everyone and possibly spark interest in those not already involved in FIRST Robotics. For those already in Robotics, it’s a way to inspire ideas for this year’s season. It doesn’t give too much away so there’s a lot of speculation about what the challenge will actually be, but it’s a fun way to get excited about the 2016 season. You can watch the teaser here: