New York City Regional 2019 - The Recap

New York City Regional 2019 - The Recap

The New York City Regional has a very special place in our hearts. It’s our hometown tournament, and it’s where all our friends are. There’s nothing better than having 3 days of robot action with the friends we’ve made throughout the years. From the years at the Javits Center to the current location at the Armory Track, the NYC Regional has always brought forth fun times, amazing robots, and an opportunity to mingle with international teams.

Showing off at Cornell Tech

This past weekend, the team was honored to be invited to exhibit at the Men of Color Lunch and Learn organized by cs4all at the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. We were part of an exhibition showcasing the potential uses of CS education in K-12 education (but who are we kidding, we were there to drive robots around). This was an important event for us too, as getting more teachers into teaching STEM topics and CS would bode well for getting more students into robotics and other STEM careers.

2019 Build - Day 24: In which the machines take over (docking)

We’re still chugging away at getting the prototype climber built. Initial testing showed promise, but the geometry needs to be tweaked a little. The elevator and intake team has also finished mounting the elevator on our test chassis and will be installing the intake in the coming days. Once that’s done and tested, we’re going to prep material for manufacture. This year, we’re going to be a little more organized and prepare a “cut-list” of pieces so that multiple people can work on fabrication.