Week 5 of our Infinite Recharge build season marked the completion of the primary construction of our team’s robot. With robot (mostly) all in once piece, this coming week will be focused on programming the robot, as well as having tryouts for potential drivers.
Week 4 of our Infinite Recharge build season is now behind us. This week marked a lot of milestones for our team, as well as teaching us many important lessons on how to troubleshoot effectively!
With week 3 of our Infinite Recharge challenge build season is now in the books and we’re excited about the progress we’ve made toward the fabrication of parts for our final robot as well as parts that a sponsor has made for us! We are excited to start work on assembling and hopefully testing some of those robot subsystems this week!
We just completed Week 2 of our build season and robot fabrication, design finalization and mechanism prototypes are well underway. We were also notified that our own Bailey Hart with input from the Media Division created and won the FRC Safety Animation Award for 2020 – sponsored by Underwriters Laboratory! Check out the newsletter to learn more and see the safety video!
The Worldwide FRC 2020 Game “Infinite Recharge” was revealed on Sat Jan 4 & the Lightning Turtles were in attendance with Team 2239 The Technocrats from Hopkins at our local Heritage Middle School. We have jumped right into the design and prototyping part of our season – all systems forward!
Our fall training and pre-season has wrapped up with a Grand Finale team tournament – the Turtle Trials Challenge Series – Game: Quick Quota – on Dec 13/14. An amazing, well-run tournament and all the robots behaved themselves and worked when needed. On to the 2020 FRC Worldwide Kickoff on January 4th for the newest game: Infinite Recharge – sponsored by Disney and Star Wars. Can’t wait!
Close to wrapping up pre-season training and good team success at our last off-season tournament – Minne-Mini Regional. That was the last competition for our 2019 robot – Razorback – who now heads into retirement to visit schools and many other outreach activities.
Pre-season training continues and the Lightning Turtles head out into the community to promote STEM.
The Lightning Turtles delivered their first on-sight team training at the Southern Minnesota Robotics Training event on Sat Nov 16.
Get the scoop on pre-season training and our 4 sub-teams designing and prototyping for our December mini-competition – Turtle Trials Challenge Series. We also stopped by Ecolab and participated in our second off-season tournament.