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History


2018

  • Robostorm First Tech Challenge (FTC) Team is Formed!

FTC

  • FTC team 12601 placed in the top 3 at all of their meets and qualifier
  • Team 12601 Recieved the Inovate award at their qualifier
  • 12601 advanced to the State Championship
  • After being an aliance captain at the State Championships, team 12601 advanced to the East Super Regional Championship held in Scranton, PA
  • Team 12601's ranking at the East Super Regional Championship advanced them to the FIRST World Championship in Detroit, Michigan

2017

  • Accepted lots of new members. Club tripled in size.

Aquabot

  • Aquabot Locator was created

2016

  • Redo of club banner

Aquabot

  • Store bottles sold in EEPROM
  • Add connectors for LEDs, required switching location of money and electronics boxes
  • Replaced battery
  • Add key switch to re-enable
  • Add emergency stop button
  • Add leds in the drive electronics box to signal enabled

3D Printing

  • 3D Printer control board gets replaced
  • 3D Printer bed gets replaced with blank pcb
  • 3D Printer bed get insulate underneath with cork
  • Nametag app gets redone in Go, works much better
  • Nametag server upgraded to Vostro 200

Fair

  • Shed is on opposite side of the tent
  • Share tent with Astrobots
  • Arcades in shed
  • MAKE OVER $1100 IN AQUABOT AND 3D PRINTER SALES!!!!
  • Sell out of Legos in Lego fundraiser

2015

  • First time at the Maker day at the library

Aquabot

  • Moved Teensy and cooler electronics out of the money box and into its own box
  • Added keypad to go along with LCD
  • Added LED strips
  • Added microcontroller in drive box for enable button
  • Made panels to cover cooler

Battlebots

  • Official field made
  • Start to allow some non Lego components

3D Printing

  • Build 3d printer as a club
  • Began loaning it out
  • First year for 3D Printed Nametags

Fair

  • Shared tent with Astrobots
  • First year flying copters at the fair
  • First year doing 3D Printed Nametags
  • Of the 4 printers, only 2 or 3 operational at a time
  • Nametag app was buggy and had issues
  • Nametag app ran on old laptop
  • Still arcades in the shed, but reserved part of shed for nametag server and our stuff
  • Start selling donated Legos to benefit Tabby's place

2014

  • Start to move away from Mindstorms
  • Club grew in size

Aquabot

  • 3D Printed Dispenser
  • Real bill acceptor
  • Teensy++ 2.0 for control
  • Much more reliable

Battlebots

  • First year
  • Used folded up tables for playing field
  • All Lego robots

Fair

  • Larger tent
  • Required personal project for each member
  • First year of arcades in the shed, includes both the arcade machine and Pong
  • Shared tent with Roborockers
  • Debut of Battlebots, huge success

2013

  • Still lots of Lego Mindstorms projects
  • Displayed at Independence Manor

Aquabot

  • First year!
  • Lego dispenser and bill acceptor

Fair

  • Same size tent and shed
  • Shed Lego projects included the Lego Mazebot, Ziplinebot, and ROMbot
  • Various personal projects in the tent
  • Debut of Aquabot

2012

  • Club grew in size
  • Club bought club Mindstorms kits to loan out to members, and for fair projects

Fair

  • Got our own tent at the fair, along with a shed next to it for storage at night
  • Made a small mock-up of the fairgrounds in the shed
  • Included Lego Sheep Herder, Ferris Wheel, Tractor Pull, and others
  • Various personal projects in the tent

Founding 2011

  • First year as a club
  • Started with only about 5 members

Fair

  • Got a display in the Ramsburg building and timeslots in the sheep barn for demos
  • All Lego Mindstorms projects