BEST Kick-off Registration Info

Sep 16

The BEST kick-off session is scheduled for this Saturday, 9/20/14, at Freescale Semiconductor in Oak Hill.  A live game field with a functioning robot will be used to explain this year’s game.  It is very valuable for the students to see the game field firsthand and to see a sample robot navigating through it.   If you and/or your student wish to go, you MUST register for the event using this link BEFORE September 17th:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-capitol-best-kickoff-day-registration-12058753055

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2014 BEST Information

Sep 09

A few handy links for the BEST team…

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Problems with VEXnet 2.0 release (March 2014)

Mar 29

After not using the VEX components for several months, they had problems at the school staying paired (the joystick would lose communications with the cortex).  We brought the robots home and experienced the same issues.  A little research online showed that the old black keys (radio transmitters that reside in both the joystick and cortex) were prone to interference from newer wireless networking equipment.

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2014 BEST Game Teaser

Mar 29

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2013 BEST Results

Oct 27

42 days of BEST for 2013 have come to an end. Our team received 2 special awards:

– Best Website (http://www.capitol-best.org/256drippingms/)
– Most Creative Robot

Our robot performed well and encountered no mechanical issues. We were in first place for the first 4 (of 8) rounds of the preliminary game. Our display booth was well attended and our notebook qualified us for the wild card round.

Congrats Tiger Logic team!

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BEST Robotics Photos

Nov 28

My photos from the recent BEST Robotics Competition Texas/New Mexico regional are now online. You can find the full set here or, if you are interested mainly in pictures of the Dripping Springs Middle School team, you can find these images here.



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