Congratulations to Robot Garden and to mentors Daniel Pugh and Tony Green!
We congratulate mentors Daniel Pugh and Tony Green, who both received the “Unsung Heroes” award, and Robot Garden for earning “Charter Organization of the Year” at the Boy Scouts of America San Francisco district award night on Saturday! We thank them for their dedication to our team over this season and are proud of what they’ve achieved!
Bay Area Maker Faire 2018
System Overload Robotics is excited to co-host the Bay Area Makers Faire alongside FRC team 6418, the Missfits, from May 18th to May 20th. The event will last, from 1pm- 5pm on Friday, May 18th, and 10am -7pm on Saturday and Sunday, the 19th and 20th. Check out the website at https://makerfaire.com/bay-area/ and we hope to see as many System Overload supporters there as possible! We will be demoing our revised robot alongside over 20 other FRC teams!
Our website will soon be under construction as we change designs. We should not be down at any moment, and if you experience issues, please email email@example.com. Our website can be found at frc6059.com.
Potential mentors and students interested in the program, you are welcome to join us on any days that we are meeting! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining, or simply want to take a look at what we’re working on.
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Design Team: Improvisation and Improvements
With our 4 week deadline before the Bay Area Makers Faire, the Design team has been continually evolving to learn new skills in CAD and in mechanics, especially with the help of our mentors. They have begun using the 3D printers provided to us by Robot Garden to prototype parts for our new and improved intake, using technology and developing skills that will serve to be useful in the coming years.
Fabrication Team: Polishing the bot
While the Design team creates designs, mostly for the intake, the Fabrication team has been focusing on fixing leaks and electrical issues with our current layout of the board. Replacing pneumatic tubes, soldering wires, and moving electrical components are all part of our innovation in progress, and we all look forward to what will be coming out next!
Programming Team: Debugging, debugging, and… more debugging
Now that the programming time has less of a time constraint than during the build and competition season, they are focusing on learning skills like how to scale power to motors to avoid “brownouts” (sudden drops in voltage). This has included a lot of debugging as they work out kinks found in last competitions code and how to avoid these issues in the future.
Marketing Team: Postseason Hustle
Our marketing team has been hustling, with the Innovation Faire just past and the Makers Faire, coming up, there is no shortage of events to plan for and present at! Their next project will be a joint one with the programming team: creating a new and improved website to host all of our new content and information, so be sure to look forward to those changes in the near future.