Week 6 Update

Week 6 Update:

The last two weeks have seen a flurry of activity at the MVHS lab. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, parents and mentors, supervisors and dedicated students, a variety of projects have been completed. We have not only assembled, but brought up our competition robot to test code and mechanical before stop build. The bumper subteam has finished two sets of bumpers and they look amazing. The outreach subteam has submitted the Woodie Flowers and Chairman’s applications. Mechanical and assembly have not only finished the comp robot, and a code robot, but have almost completed the work on our practice robot. The vision subteam is fine tuning the cameras and 3d printing housings to have vision up and running on the robots as soon as possible. We even have the final design for this year’s tee-shirt selected and it will soon be at the printers! Behind the scenes lots of work has gone into planning for getting the robots, equipment, students, mentors and parents to travel to San Francisco and Utah.

Thank you to all the parents who have been keeping us fueled during the final push to Stop Build! A special thank you also goes out to Ms. Conoway, the MVHS Engineering teacher and Mr. Nguyen, the MVHS Computer Science teacher for sharing their space with us on weekends and evenings. Thank you to Mountain View High School, @MVLAHSD, for sponsoring our team and providing us with the lab space that makes it possible for us to participate the the U.S. First Robotics Challenge, Destination Deep Space!

Stop Build is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19 at 9pm. It is the moment that teams must stop working on their competition robot and put it in a bag and not touch it again until we attend a competition. Work will still continue as we fine tune the practice robot, hold drive practices, work on strategy and scouting, start packing, organize transportation, and continue our other outreach activities.

Mark your calendars, we will be heading to the San Francisco Regional, March 14 through March 17. You can find information about the event here. We will also be heading to the Utah Regional, March 27 through 30. Information for this event can be found here.

Thank you again to all the mentors, supervisors, sponsors and parents who support the team in so many invaluable ways! Your support makes it possible for the team to realize the mission of FIRST® and to “inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.”