Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Year, New Team

We have two alliance teams this year, because we have so many people.  There are the Loco Motives, just as always, but we also have the Electronical Engineers.  We meet together and help each other on everything.  Here is our first team photo.  I'm the weird mad hatter in the purple.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Robotics Pictures

Hey all!
FTC #4666 is back in action. We've had several meetings so far this year and are looking forward to getting into this season of FTC. Here's some pictures from some of the meetings we've had so far.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

March March, March to... School

Hello, first month of Spring. The team is enjoying dead week at school, as are many of Central Oregon's students. We have fantastic plans ahead.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dorky? Only a Little

Honestly, we're not as dorky as the first post (written by Nate Gardner) made us out to be. You don't need to be a super physics nerd or any kind of nerd to be on a robotics team. It just takes simple problem-solving skills. And also a good sense of humor, considering the fact that during the February 5th OMSI competition our robot's left motor kept going out and even produced "magic smoke" (as Nate had dubbed it). Then there's the other fact that our robot (whom I am now calling Chica) kept tipping over during the February 19th OSU competition. Despite many problems, robotics is still fun. And I say that against my better judgment, seeing as how I still think it's the nerdiest, dorkiest sport ever, but that's only because whenever I say, "I'm in robotics," people think I build robots to fight with other robots in a ring.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Got a Little Tipsy

Well, at least the robot did. During our last qualifier at OSU, we fell over backwards climbing the mountain 4/5 times, and although we made attempts to fix it while we were there, the sad truth was that our thoughts were too dispersed to realize the actual problem. Check this out. Physics... ROCK. (At least when they're for us).