Week of January 31, 2015

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The Peachtree Ridge High School Robo Lions on Friday evening showcased their T-shirt shooting robot at their high school’s home basketball game where the school’s basketball team played against Mountain View. Basketball fans were eager to jump out of their seats to catch the flying T-shirts during halftime as the robot flashed its red and blue LEDs with its iconic “Jeff” license plate, a gesture to Peachtree Ridge’s principal, Dr. Jeff Mathews.

Week of January 24, 2015

ULINE Shipping Supplies Tour

On Thurs 1/22/2015 members of the team visited the ULINE location on Satellite Boulevard in Buford for a tour of their warehouse and facilities.  The initial goal was to observe their forklift operations as they related to the 2015 FIRST game Recycle Rush!  It was an incredible experience as the operators were in high gear picking, sorting, packaging and loading on trailers.  The Operations Manager, Jeff Sinclair, was our guide and provided useful information along with incredible demonstrations of plant operations.

Week of January 17, 2015

The FRC season has begun with a smooth start, with the Robo Lions separating into multiple prototyping teams and tackling different aspects of the Recycle Rush game. The prototyping process has progressed over the past two weeks for the manipulator and lift. The designs of the protype encorporate different aspects and knowledge of old FRC competition robots. We plan on continuing to prototype and later finalize concepts to begin building our official FRC competition robot.

Our head programmers are hard at work at quickly training the mentees for the FRC season with our programming robot. The students are looking at a well established start, wish us luck!

 
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Kick Off and Week of January 10th, 2015

The 2015 FRC Season has now officially begun! This year’s game was recently released and the heat is on. FRC involves a 6-week building period where the entire team will be working on one robot in order to compete in competition.

On Saturday, January 3rd, the Robo Lions officially “kicked off” the 2015 FRC Season with a drive down to Georgia Tech to view the reveal of this season’s game: Recycle Rush!

Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter, represented by pool noodles, in designated locations. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all scoring elements used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.

Since that Saturday, the Robo Lions have been hard at work during almost every day of the week brainstorming and prototyping their ideas for a robot, preparing for competitions beginning in late February!