Fail, Think, Cheer

Written by Maeve McGuire, member of Team 2220 Blue Twilight It’s a robotics competition filled with our future engineers; technical difficulties are rare. But against all odds, the Northern Lights Regional did indeed have a system crash. Unable to control these powerful robots, the field was shut down for almost an hour at the beginning…
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Duluth Regional Competition-Wednesday

Power tools blare in the background as you try to talk code programming to someone you met 15 minutes ago. This is FIRST Robotics, a chaotic and turbulent program that is hosting their regional competition in Duluth, MN this year. Today was the first day of the competition, and while hectic, it’s nothing compared to…
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Week Five: Blue Twilight

Manipulator: It has been a difficult but constructive week for Team 2220, especially the Manipulator subteam. After our robot design was discovered to have a flaw, manipulator was on the scene making immediate changes. Last weekend they constructed the primary lifter and discovered that they were unable to lift how they were supposed to. This…
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Week Four: Blue Twilight

Programming Team: A major task this week for the programmers was to come up with different tactics for the Autonomous Period. This week, they have come up with four different codes that will enable depending on what variables are presented during that specific round. The programmers are creating these different codes to make sure they…
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Week Three: Blue Twilight

Programming Team: This past week, Programming has been successful with their test code. However, they had had some troubles understanding and implementing the mecanum wheels before moving on to a more complicated code; proving difficult but not impossible. They have also established a means of teaching their new and more inexperienced coders. Some obstacles along…
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