Author Archives: Aaron

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February 13th – Fuel for the Flyer!

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Another busy day here with the robotics team!
Our recent big project has been putting together a fundraiser at Aldo Leopold School. Kids and parents will be able to relax with pizza, popcorn and a movie in the schools gymnasium. Specifically,today we designed flyers to promote our event. The programming team is designing the layout of where the electronics of the robot will be and the engineering team worked on the lead screw mock-up for the robot. We are on our way!


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January 23rd – Gearboxes and Micro Switches

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Monday night meetings are always slow, but tonight’s was one for accomplishing the small things. Our engineering team is building everything from cardboard boxes (made out of other cardboard boxes) to a full prototype for the low boiler score zone. They’ve also managed to construct the gearboxes for the main motor, work on the geometrics of the conveyor belt they plan on using to transport balls, and draw out the layouts for the robot electronics, sweeper, gear slot, and bucket.
As for the programming and marketing teams, all we’ve been left to do is update our website (check!) and figure out the drive table and microswitches. Programming has been working out some of the general coding for the robot, as well as learning how to build and operate the microswitches. Marketing discovered Proto has a house camera, so we’ve been taking pictures non-stop! We also have the main structure of our drive table set up, and hope to purchase a new console to drive the robot with (as our old one is extremely over-sensitive.)


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Kickoff 2017

Category : kickoff , sensored

Hello robot fans! We’re Team Sensored 5552, and this year we did something a little different for kickoff. Instead of traveling to an official kickoff location site, we stayed inside Proto Green Bay and watched a livestream on a giant projector. Since it was considered “early” for all of us teens, most of us showed up in pajamas. There were many bagels to be had, as well as burgers and chips for lunch, and a cake with Dean Kamen printed in fondant.

Overall, it was a great kickoff, and we’re definitely looking forward to participating in this year’s Steamworks competition! Good luck to all those competing.