Cyber Blue 234 traveled up to Mishawaka on March 10th and 11th for the St. Joseph district event.
Lightning and our drive team performed very well over the weekend, cycling up to 9 cubes!
Cyber blue ranked 8th among 40 teams in attendance
Winning alliance: 1024 Kil-a-bytes, 74 Team C.H.A.O.S, 3357 The Comets
Finalist alliance: 3936 RoboBlitz, 1501 Team THRUST, 71 Team Hammond
2018 Award Winners:
District Chairman’s- 135 Penn robotics
Excellence in Engineering- 234 Cyber Blue
Highest Rookie Seed- 7198 TL Fearsome Gears
Judges’ Award- 6721 Tindley Trailblazers
Spirit Award- 3147 Munster HorsePower
On March 1st, 2018, Cyber Blue traveled up to Dayton, Ohio for our first event of the season, the Miami Valley Regional.
Our robot, Lightning, cycled 5 power cubes on average across 6 matches. Lightning has the ability to play both the switch AND the scale during a match. We learned a lot during this event and were able to quickly adapt to our early challenges.
Cyber Blue ranked 32nd from 62 teams in attendance.
Winning alliance of 2018: Team 4362 Gems, team 302 the Dragons, and team 3397 Robolions
Finalist alliance: Team 4028 the Beak Squad, team 3504 the Girls of Steel, and team 5811 BONDS
2018 Award Winners:
Regional Chairman’s- 3324 the Metrobots
Regional Engineering Inspiration- 5740 Trojanators
First Dean’s List Finalists- Fatima Bainazar (3324 Metrobots) and Alex Ronnebaum (5811 BONDS)
Judges’ Award- Team 291 CIA- Creativity in Action
Spirit Award- 3504 the Girls of Steel
Here are some quick recap from week four:
- The manufacturing sub-team worked on the elevator and the drives.
- The design sub-team finished the second version of the elevator and made the lifting system for the second elevator. They also made renders for CDR (Critical Design Review).
- The PR sub-team made a powerpoint presentation for CDR.
- Lastly, the electronics sub-team wired the robot.
Here are some quick recap from week two:
- The manufacturing sub-team built prototypes and motors for the robot.
- The design sub-team continued working on the CAD prototypes and created an elevator design.
- The PR sub-team revised their essays, took team pictures, and updated the website.
- Lastly the electronics/programming sub-team worked on battery-testing and vision for the robot.
On Saturday, January 6th, Cyber Blue attended a kick-off event at the University of Indianapolis alongside a handful of teams from central Indiana. After the event, the team read the 2018 Games and Season Manual to understand the rules more. Throughout the next seven days, the team made a few advancements:
- The manufacturing sub-team rearranged the field for more space and constructed the field with game elements including the switches, the scale, and the portal.
- The design sub-team created multiple prototypes using CAD while the manufacturing sub-team built some of those prototypes.
- The public relations sub-team started working on the Chairman’s essay and the Woodie Flowers essay.
- Lastly, the electronics/programming sub-team executed some ramp tests and worked on vision for the robot.
On November 11th, Cyber Blue traveled up to Purdue University to attend the 2017 Boiler Bot Battle. We took two robots to compete- R2, our main one, and R3, our new bot, which mostly focuses on collecting gears.
(left) R2 (Right) R3
R2 was ranked #8 while R3 was ranked #2. R3 went on to semi-finals. R2 was on the winning alliance along with teams 1646, 9197, and 4028. The score for the final match was 310-250.
It was a successful competition!
Cyber Blue 234
Robotics All Girls Event
October 7, 2017
The 3rd IndyRAGE was a huge success! We would like to send a special THANK YOU to sponsors Rolls-Royce, AndyMark and Cummins. A special shout out also goes to all the wonderful volunteers that helped make the event such a success!
The winning alliance of this year’s event: 234-Cyber Blue, 2826 WAVE and 4926 GalacTech.
The finalist Alliance: 1501- Team THRUST, 1741- Red Alert, 4103- Roborioles and 3947- Last Crusaders
2017 Award Winners:
Most Spirit: 1018- Pike RoboDevils
Safety: 4103- Roborioles
Design: 1741- Red Alert
Imagery: 6721- Tindley Trailblazers
Technical Description: 1529- Cyber Cards
Team Dynamics: 2826- WAVE
Judges Choice: 6956- SHAM-ROCK-BOTICS
Mentor: 1741- Rachel Miller