323 Mentor to Compete in MIT 2.007 Competition
Lights Out college mentor John Taylor Novak is currently building a robot to compete in the iconic 2.007 competition that was started by MIT Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus Dr. Woodie Flowers. This contest was the inspiration for the FIRST Robotics program. Here is the presentation on his robot, Redeye.
2018 Arkansas Rock City Regional
The team was very pleased with Starstreak's performance at the 2018 Arkansas Rock City Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Little Rock March 7-10. We were 11-5 overall and finished in 9th place after qualifications. We were picked by our friends FRC 6055, Boss, from Batesville, Arkansas and chose FRC 3337, Panthrobotics, from Baton Rouge Louisiana to play with us in the final elimination tournament. We made it to the semi-finals and gave the winning alliance the only loss of the tournament. We are busy preparing to compete March 21-24 at the Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee. Photos from Arkansas here: meredith.smugmug.com/FIRST-Robotics/2018-Season/Rock-City-2018
2018 Robot - Starstreak
Starstreak has a four wheel swerve powered by two Redline motors per module. It weighs about 80 pounds without battery and bumpers. It is primarily a switch and exchange bot with the option of scoring high in the scale when necessary. Starstreak has a top driving speed of 18 feet per second and can reach top speeds in a little under one second.
2017 Off-Season Robot Project
The team built a robot to compete in the SteamWorks off-season. They competed in Arkansas at the Ozark Mountain Brawl in Searcy and were event finalists, St. Louis at the Gateway Robotics Challenge and were also event finalists there and again in Kentucky where they made it to the semi-finals. Photo gallery here. And Ankle Biter reveal video...
It has a three wheel swerve powered by two 775pros per module. It weighs about 45 pounds without battery and bumpers. It is a dedicated gear runner with a top driving speed of 17 fps and a sub 1 second climb.
2017 China Robotics Challenge
Members of FRC Team 323 and FRC Team 3937 just returned from the 2017 China Robotics Challenge where they won an Inspiration Award for their work helping the new Chinese teams prepare for the competition. Photos here.
Team members from FRC Team 323 Lights Out will be attending the 2017 China Robotics Challenge with Searcy, Arkansas Team 3937 Breakaway. Press release here now.