Woodrow Wilson High School's wildly popular robotics club finally get the facilities they deserve October 26, 2019 - Dallas -- The Woodrow Wilson High School “RoboCats” Robotics Team announce their occupancy to a new STEM wing that includes 3,000 square feet of open flex space -- part of a $25 million Dallas ISD expansion at the high school. The popularity of Woodrow’s engineering programs, including the RoboCats, has outgrown their current space, which has limited opportunit
Last Tuesday, we said farewell to our current seniors. This was done through an event called FIRST Signing Day, created by Team Appreciate (FRC 2468) It serves the purpose of recognizing students who participate in FIRST.
A special thanks to everyone who helped this event happen as well as Mr. Kelman who was our media for this event. #Firstsingingday #first #seniors
This week, we finally finished the lift! It's been a long journey, and now hundreds of red rivets spot our aluminum channels, holding the structure together. After primary tests with the lift motor, we found the lift was moving sluggishly, so the mechanical team switched out the gearbox and got that sucker moving quickly. We nearly completed our intake as well. Dozens of rivets, multiple brackets, and a handful of machine screws later, and we brought to life our low-riding bo
Today, a lot got done. Mechanical wise, we started breaking ground on building our lift. Backed by an armory of rivet guns (including a brand new pneumatic rivet gun) and a box full of red rivets, we got to work. So far, we've assembled a pretty large chunk of the main structure and several smaller portions that will eventually come together to form the lift for our robot (if you don't know why we're making a lift, check out last weeks blog post). We're looking to be in prett
Today was the big one for our FIRST Tech Challenge teams. All three of our teams--11745 Red Scare, 11761 Theory of Robotivity, and 13227 The Mechanicats--had a competition up in Wylie East today, which meant for a very early morning for all of us (we consider 6:30 AM bus rides very early here at the Robocats). At the time of writing this, the competition hasn't finished yet, so to stay updated on our achievements out on the playing field, make sure to check out our Facebook p
This past Saturday was, as many of you know, FRC Kickoff. A small group of us attended the kickoff up at Texas Instruments, while the remaining Robocats stayed back at HQ (Woodrow Wilson High School) to start work on brainstorming immediately. This year's game, called Destination: Deep Space, is a very unique game in many ways. From the lack of an autonomous period to the "Sandstorms", this year's game is a fresh breath of innovation as FIRST breaks away from a multitude of