Robot In 3 Days?

For all of you who are not FRC veterans, there is a group online called “robot in 3 days” who after the FRIST game is revealed proceeds to build a robot to do that game in, you guessed it, 3 days.  Maybe it is to inspire all the teams out there who can barely get…

Reflections from the Past

Two posts in one day?  It can’t be!  Well after being blank for a month I thought it would be ok.  This was something I started on the team website before this blog and never got around to continuing.  It’s a segment remembering a robot from the past because it for some reason has worked…

If I hold a banana, can I have a name too?

It’s been a while I know, seems like we dropped off the planet after competition.  Well we didn’t disappear but we were in recovery mode after the intense Ventura competition.  Well we are back now and we were planning a leisurely post season project, play around with some ideas, mock them up, see if any…

CLANG!!!!!

That’s the answer to the question “What is the worst sound you can hear when the robot is being tested outside?”  Why?  Because that means they just rammed the robot into one of the steel supports holding up the outside roof.  The last time that sound was heard it involved Team mentor/co-founder/ and Woody Flowers…

Really! We didn’t break it this time!

Los Angeles competition has ended.  The excitement and the stress is gone.  Its time to slow down, enjoy the world, catch up on sleep, take some time off… NO IT’S NOT! YOU CAN SLEEP IN JULY! WE HAVE ANOTHER COMPETITION TO GO TO!!!! (** Imagine scene of total utter panic from the airplane movies**) Ok…

Don’t. Panic. It’s just failure.

Hello again from robot land! It’s been a while, how have you been? Hopefully good, because we have been as busy as ever preparing for the Long Beach Regional this week (March 10-12). Following the bagging of the robot, we took a few days of rest. It was a nice distraction from the large amount…

The Final Countdown (to midnight)

Yesterday the sky was falling for us. Our six week build period was suddenly coming to an end, our deadline was hit, and it seemed like there wasn’t enough time in the world for us to use. In reality, our race against time started on Monday, two days before our robot had to be completed….

Phasers on Stun – 702’s New Laser Cutter!

That’s right, we’ve added a new weapon to our arsenal of machines- a laser cutter! Today was an exciting day, thanks to our awesome new mentor, Sabri, who donated this beautiful beast to the team. For those who don’t know, a laser cutter is a powerful computer controlled cutting machine, for plastics and wood. After several laborious…

Silly Boys, Saws are for Girls!

We have begun making the frame for the actual competition robot.  I know what you’re thinking.  “Then what was that other robot that was posted a couple days ago?”  Last year the team did something that was unheard of in the then 15 year history of the team… built 2 robots.  I know, ridiculous right?…

Daily Blog Starts Today!

Culver City High School Robotics, known as the “Bagel bytes”, are extremely excited to welcome our newest sponsor Cooler Master.  We will be posting updates and pictures here about our team and the progress we make toward this years FIRST Robotics challenge, FIRST Stronghold.