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Week 6 Of Build Season

As week 6 comes to an end, the team has been rushing to finish the robot, on minimal sleep! As our build time comes to a close, the mechanical department has stepped up their game, completing the intake and lift.

Members test the climbing mechanism!

Members test the climbing mechanism!

The Electrical team has been working long and hard to finish up their electrical board and wiring of the robot. Things have been looking stellar!

Electrical team hard at work!

Electrical team hard at work!

 

Programming this week focused mainly on creating a version of the PID for the lift, as well as helping mechanical finish up!

Programmers Jeff Wang and Danny Khoshnan help by doing mech work

Programmers Jeff Wang and Danny Khoshnan help by doing mech work

Finally, business has been reminding those of the team to complete their STIM forms, as well as inviting all sponsors to Rollout Day on Monday, February 19th. We hope to see you all there!

 

T-Shirt Cannon!

Recently, another group of individuals have become a part of the Friday night games. Joining the ranks of cheerleaders, football players, and band members, is the Titanium Robotics team armed with their newest contraption, our t-shirt cannon.

The T-Shirt Cannon, in all its glory! PC: JK

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Our Engineering President, Jessica Cameron, brandishing the t-shirt cannon (with our Vice President, Zach Kaufman, derpinf in the background. PC: J3

For the entirety of our off season, the team has been hard at work putting this beauty together. Many of our freshman got to put their new skills to the test, training in preparation for the upcoming build season. After months of work, we successfully built a robot that could shoot bundled t-shirts all the way up to the top of the stands.

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Our Engineering Captain, William Li, catching a t-shirt at the top of the stands on testing day. PC: J3

The next day, we made our debut at San Marino’s homecoming game against the Temple City Rams. After every touchdown, we moved the robot our onto the track and fired bundled t-shirts and confetti into the crowd. Everyone had high spirits throughout the game, and the Titans won the game 56-8.

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If you look closely in the background picture, you can see someone taking this very shot! PC: Stacey

The team keep coming at our home football games, and the cannon never fails to send students running around the stands for a chance to catch a shirt. Hopefully, this can become a tradition of SMHS for years to come.

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Bonus photo of the robot in front of the sunset. PC: J3

Recap: Los Angeles Regional!

After three days of stress, perseverance, and ingenuity, Titanium Robotics has returned from a successful competition! We had tons of fun, learned a lot, and couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve achieved! We made a Day 1 recap video for our folks back home. Click here to watch it!

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Titanium lightbox glows on a newly created driver station and battery cart.

Our drive team worked together beautifully! Captain Jon Chang coordinated everyone’s efforts, Human Player Keith Ng loaded totes and chucked litter like no tomorrow, and Drivers William Li & Zach Kaufman did what they do best, drive “o[Ti]s”, our robot.  Together, there was no obstacle they couldn’t overcome. In addition, scouting became more organized! Instead of the mess of papers we usually have, we got a nice, ordered list of all the teams and the qualities of their bots.

We went up against the best bots LA had to offer and gave them a run for their money. We flew through inspection quickly with no issues; we were on the field for every scheduled match, and we were the first team at LA to complete a cooperation stack! In the end, we finished 18th out of 66 teams, with an average match score of 49.56!

Although we didn’t win the competition, we still got to take home plenty of awards!

Thanks to our pit revamp, we won the Imagery Award for the first time! In addition to that, we won #1 Pit for Safety  and the Hardhat Safety Award, thanks to our Safety Captain, Ray Dobson!

Thank you everyone who has supported us on this journey! We will be competing in Las Vegas in 2 weeks! We hope to see you there!

Get Hyped For Competition Season!!

Our build season ended on February 17th, but here at Titanium Robotics, we aren’t just twiddling our thumbs, waiting for competition season to roll around. No no, no. We are doing that and so much more. Over this past month, we have been working on our practice bot, allowing our drivers to practice interacting with the game pieces in preparation for comp.  We also have been thinking of new strategies and refining already existing ones. Our quick release arms allow us to experiment with different types of arms. We’ve made arms that can make two stacks at the same time and arms specially designed to pick up cans, just to name a couple.

To add on to that, we now have a really cool driver’s station (will upload picture later) as well as a brand new battery cart that we are now painting. In addition to that, we are constructing a new pit, complete with a set of metal trusses, to replace our easy up tent.

All the members are extremely excited for competitions to arrive! Team 1160 will be at the Los Angeles Regional and the Las Vegas Regional! Our shirts are coming in this week (just in time, too!) so look forward to seeing us at comp with our new robotics swag.

That’s all for now! Good luck and we’ll see you at the competition!