Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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It’s April, and to the robotics team, that means it’s time for champs. On Wednesday, April 18, the team scrambled out of the bus and into the George R. Brown Convention Center for a week of excitement, competitiveness, and stress at the 2018 FIRST Houston Championship. What is the FIRST Championship?The enormous convention center was completely occupied by the FIRST...
They have come.Yes.The Robots have come.From the deep dark depths of the Terry Center's own Robo-Dungeon, Jesuit's robotics team, the 2848 All Sparks have emerged, beginning their spring season at the Irving Convention Center from March 1-4. The LayoutThe convention center was divided into two sections. One half of the area was designated for the pits, where the robots...
Bam! Screech! Pop! Under the Terry Center, students drill away at their robots, adjusting them to face fierce competition.  The On November 4th, the Jesuit Robotics team sent multiple teams to the first FTC Tournament of the year. So what exactly happens at a Robotics Competition? Well, as Ryan Chiang ‘19 stated, “There are two seasons, FTC is primarily during...
A ball of colorful cotton streaks through the air, drawing everyone’s attention, landing softly into the crowd’s raising hands.The T-shirt Cannon, created by the Robotics Team, has been one of the many machines that the internationally recognized team has created. While many people have heard about the cannon, many do not know about the history behind it.As Aidan...
In the seldom-visited bottom floor of the Terry Center, home to the thudding mats of the wrestling room and symphonic music of the band, a workshop bustling with whirring machines and spare parts comes to life after school. This is the Jesuit robotics lab, where the Rangers' extensive robotics program develops engineering, science, and technology skills in students through...
If you’ve been at Jesuit for long, hopefully you’re aware of the robotics team that resides in the basement of the Terry Center. The grinding, grumbling, and screeching made by the lab’s machines as they craft parts for robots are mostly muffled by the walls, heard by no one. But last weekend, the Jesuit team, 2848, was heard at...
On the smooth green surface of the ground, a rectangular contraption, made of metal and wooden beams, scurries across the arena. Various wires cover the automated machine, connecting into electrical ports, sending data and information that help it operate. The robot first extends out an arm, clenching onto a small five-inch white whiffle ball. Slingshotting this arm forward, it...
With an the success of last year's team, the stakes could not be higher for the FRC robotics team this upcoming season. In order to be as successful as possible, the team rigorously prepares and plans because with a competition deadline quickly approaching, time is critical.Midway through winter break, before they could begin building, the team went to Texas...

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