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
The 2017 IndyRAGE (Raising Awareness for Girls in Engineering) is set for competition on Saturday, October 7, at Perry Meridian High School. Field set up and team load in will be Friday, October 6.
Registration will be $100.
Registration includes lunch and lunch program (tbd).
Limit of 24 teams.
Female Drive Team and Female Drive Coach Required.
All team members encouraged to attend!
Special THANK YOU to sponsors Rolls-Royce and AndyMark.
Link for Team Registration – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F…mail_form_link
Link for Volunteers –https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F…mail_form_link
Tentative Schedule –
FRIDAY – OCTOBER 6
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Pits and Field Set-Up
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Team Load In and Pit Set Up,
Note: Due to a Home Football game, access to the East (main) parking lot will be severely limited. Field and Team load in will be on the WEST SIDE of the building, likely near Door 12. Watch for signs and further updates.
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 7
7:00 AM Doors Open for Volunteers / Light Snacks
7:00 AM Volunteer Registration
7:30 AM Doors Open for Teams
7:30 AM Volunteer Meetings Begin
9:00 AM Opening Ceremony
9:30 AM Qualification Matches Begin
11:30 AM Open Mingle & Lunch (provided), Cafeteria
NOON Program – TBD
1:15 PM Return to Gym
1:30 PM Qualification Matches Resume
3:00 PM Alliance Selection
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony & Closing
6:00 PM All Teams Exit
8:00 PM Load Out Complete
Entrance to the new Falcon Stadium
After about a month of building our t-shirt launcher, Cyber Blue has finally revealed it to the public eye yesterday, on the opening night of our brand new stadium! This is a monumental significance for Perry Meridian High School because we have been sharing a football stadium with Southport High School for over forty years! Many alumni from our high school even came to visit the stadium.
Successful turnout at opening night
Before launching t-shirts into the crowd, Cyber Blue members must pass a safety and knowledge test in order to shoot the device. The launcher ranges from 40-100 psi and must be handled with special consideration. Then we held a practice session before the game to test it out.
Robot driver, Ben Fair, launches a t-shirt
When the big day arrived, many Cyber Blue members got a chance to operate the t-shirt launcher and it was a total success! The crowd was hyped up about it and showed positive enthusiasm. Our new principal, Mr. Boedicker, even got a chance to shoot it into the crowd!
Ben lets Mr. Boedicker launch a t-shirt
Overall, this was such a positive event and Cyber Blue hopes to shoot more t-shirts at future events soon!
Cyber Blue team members pose for a picture
We are currently setting up interviews for anyone that would like to join Cyber Blue. Please see Mrs. Schreiner (2-8C) for an interview time slot. Please click on the link below for Interview Tips and a Sample Resume.
Interview Tips and Sample Resume
Cyber Blue 234
Robotics All Girls Event
October 7, 2017
We are hosting the 3rd annual All Girl FIRST Robotics competition at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis, IN on October 7th, 2017. Pits will be open for set up on Oct 6th.
IndyRAGE is a unique event as it ties the FIRST competition together with an event focused on girls. Female motivational speakers and an open discussion led by women in STEM fields will give girls the opportunity to ask questions and get motivated about engineering and other STEM fields. Girls are also encouraged to try new roles at this event.
Pit crews are encouraged to be all-female. We recognize this as a significant challenge to teams, so this is not a requirement. Teams are encouraged to recruit new mentors for this event. This year we would like to challenge teams to bring along girls that have an interest in joining their team so they can experience a FIRST robotics off season competition.
Volunteers – Our goal is 100% female volunteers in every role. In some cases, due to the experience required, this may not be possible. In those specific cases, we will have an experienced volunteer provide coaching and training for a female interested in learning those roles.
The rules are simple- You must have an all-girl drive team (including coach).
We encourage you to bring your whole team, so they can cheer you on to success!
There will be judged awards.
Our mission is to empower girls to try something new during this event.
We are still in the planning stage for this year’s event so please follow us on twitter
@theIndyRAGE or contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Entry fee to be determined ($100 in 2016).
Come join us for an empowering weekend!
This past weekend we attended the CORI Robotics event in Dublin, Ohio.
We were in the first alliance and made it to quarter-finals.
Haley drops the rope for the 234 bot to board the airship
Human Player Dean S. Gives the OK that a gear is in the bot.
Chris, Alivia and Ryan smile for a drive-team photo
Chris, Dean and Ben take the bot down
Hannah and Lilly enjoy their time in the stands cheering on the team.