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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2014 Tiger Robotics Kick-off Meeting – 9/9/14 at 4:30pm

Sep 04

Our first meeting of the year will be held next Tuesday (9/9) starting at 4:30 in Room A109 (Mr. Norman’s classroom).  Both students and parents are invited to attend to learn about the differences between the 2 competitions – BEST and FLL (Lego) and what to expect during the competition season and beyond.

The easiest place to enter the school on that day at that time is the East entrance near Peabody St (Tractor Supply).  If the door is locked, please call 512.858.3433 (Mr. Norman’s classroom) for entry.

 

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Oscar Live Stream

Apr 25

Oscar will stream video from the 2014 Dripping Springs Founder’s Day parade starting at 6:30 pm.  Click the play button to start streaming.

Enjoy!!!

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Spy Bot Competition

Apr 13

Students had a great time the past Thursday with the final competition for the Spy Bot challenge.  2 robots were created from the club Vex kits.  Both robots needed to navigate a course filled with obstacles to enter a room to find a hidden message.  To add to the difficulty, the driver was not in direct sight of the robot and had to rely on video feed from the robot itself.  Here’s a video one of the kids made.

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Running hot – solved!

Apr 13

Lee Bryant worked this past week on the overheating problem (burned motor controller) at his shop (Unlimited Power Sports) and found what we believe to be the source of the problem.

You can see from the 2 photos below the wear pattern of the thrust bearings.  The flat washers (supposed to be flat) are now grooved or countersunk due to the friction of the thrust bearing sliding over the surface instead of rolling.

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04062014 Spring Bot Update

Apr 07

We had a rather exciting end to our work session yesterday, but before we get to that… here’s a video from last week:

 

Now onto Sunday’s events… here are some of the other challenges we worked on.

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