Southwest High School Robotics

first robotics competition (FRC) Team 2129

2016-17 Challenge: STEAMworks

This year’s FIRST Robotics Competition challenge is called STEAMworks! The team has just 6 weeks after the kick off to form a game strategy, then design and build a robot to win the game. This year the challenge is called STEAMworks. Here is how FIRST describes the game: FIRST® STEAMWORKSSM the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition […]

Thank You Robotics Alley

Ultraviolet had a great time at the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo on Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Depot in Minneapolis. We’d like to thank Robotics Alley, and especially Eileen Manning, for putting together such an excellent event and for the generous scholarships so our team members could attend the full conference. This […]

We need a CAD mentor!

We need an experienced user of Solidworks CAD to bring new users up to speed on simple sketching, extrusions, and assemblies using both designed and commercial part geometry. This is a commitment of 60-90 minutes per week. If you’d like to share your knowledge, we’ll work with you on schedule. Contact us at

Week 7 Day 46: Bag and Tag

Well everyone we made it. Or will have once we reach tonight. The robot is going into is bag tonight to await the competition. So of course we are making last minute adjustments and successfully tested out the gear mechanism and prototyped a new static version based on what we saw at week zero. We […]

Week 7 Day 45

Today we spent the afternoon at Lynhurst park were we made modifications that we learned about in the week zero event. We did more drive practice and the hole event ended with a fun team fooseball tournament.

Week 7 Day 44: Week Zero Competition

Wait a minute week zero but I thought it was week 7. Today we went to the week zero event that was hosted by team 2505 Talon robotics. We spent the day testing and testing and testing. We learned alot and have some more revisions to do.

Week 6 day 43

Do day was the last day before our week zero event and a lot has been happening. We replaced the pneumatic air storage module so that we can hold more. We continued developed the gear mechanism and built a new rotator face plate for the gear mechanism. We also packed up for the week zero […]

Week 6 day 42

We finished our control board today. We ball dumper installed. Reworked the gear placement mechanism fitted a singular bumper for spacing. Attached the camera. Replaced the gear rotation motor as it died. In terms of code we developed more autonomous code. Attached a limit switch to the gear turning mechanism so that we can zero […]

Week 6 Day 41

Today we tested our basic autonomous and have confirmed that it will deliver gears. We continued work on the control board. We mounted the magnetic encoder, camera and ultrasonic sensor. We have established our preliminary ball dumper. We have started working packing for week 0. In terms of pneumatic we have started a triple accumulator […]

Week 6 Day 40

To day we trouble shot the gear catcher and tried iteration after iteration. We continue building our bumpers and getting them ready to go. In terms of pneumatic we have all systems installed bar one piston installed and hooked up e and that onwe are currently waiting on it to come. The piston we are […]

‹ Previous Posts