District Event Results!

In the Gull Lake event, Red Storm Robotics placed 13th for Qualifications and was the 1st pick of the 3rd Alliance, which consisted of Team 85- B.O.B (Build on Brains)- and Team 4776- S.C.O.T.S Bots! We also won the Creativity Award!

In the Kentwood event, hosted by us, Red Storm Robotics placed 26th for Qualifications and was the 2nd pick of the 2nd Alliance, made up of Team 4381- Twisted Devils- and Team 2771- Code Red Robotics the Stray Dogs! Together we won the event and advanced to States! This was a big moment for our team, as this was the first time winning a district event in Red Storm Robotics history! We also won the Gracious Professionalism Award!

Competition Coming Up!

Red Storm Robotics is hard at work preparing for the upcoming competition at Gull Lake! Root for us on the 11th and 12th of March!

As of now, 3875’s Steel Spider has six different features.
It’s autonomous mode drives backwards for Taxi, intakes, and shoots two balls.
It’s chassis has 6 actively driven wheels, and is very resistant. Due to it’s high torque motors, their robot will not budge if defense is trying to push them.
It’s turret can rotate 270 degrees and take distant shots. It uses auto-align to line up shots and is very accurate. It can also do high hub shots.
It’s intake is powered with pneumatic pistons and quickly picks up cargo using compliant wheels. It is also duel-sided so it can load from both the front and back of the bot.
It’s hopper loads from either intake and uses compliant wheels to quickly take cargo from the intake. Its able to quickly transfer cargo to the turret.
It’s climber uses a telescoping lift and can hang from the middle rung.

 

2022 Gray Season Recap

With an eventful season, Gray team learned a lot and have a lot more to learn. The Gray team consistent of 9 middle school students. For all of the students, this were their first year with FIRST but that didn’t stop them from having a great season. They had the help of parents and technical mentors and the team ended up with a theme of sharks. In the picture below, the gray team is represented.

 

With the short time frame that was available to the gray team, they were still able to create a great robot. Gray team is happy to present…..

JAWS

Robot Abilities

  • 4 wheel tank drive
  • 2 traction wheels in back 
  • 2 omni wheels in front
  • Stationary intake in front that push into box that held freight
  • 3 stage linear lift to dump freight into alliance shipping hub
  • wheel to spin the carousel

Kentwood

This was the event that Red Storm Robotics hosted and it was proven to be a tough event. With it being a week one event and the competition tougher at the event, Gray team would rank 17th out of 30. This was the first time that gray team would see their robot on the field, they would see the flaws in their design. The team would go to average 4 freight total and 3 ducks during the end game but that wouldn’t be enough to make it to the playoffs. Gray team would have a record of 2-3 with having our height match not count which showed in the ranking. Gray team would go on to have a average score per match of 71 and know where they could improve at.

Kettering

The Gray team made robot improvements and went to the east side of the state to Kettering. The robot would now have encoders on the linear lift and increase the speed of the carousel motor. There was also a servo to help get rid of the dead zones on the intake but with those changes, the robot wasn’t completely dialed in until halfway through the competition. With this event being the week right before states, teams who have competed in previous weeks, came out strong. That didn’t stop Gray team from improving at the event. Gray team would go 3-2 event with some robot hiccups. Gray would go to average 5 freight and 9 ducks at the event which would improve their average score from the last event to 103. Even with that score, Gray would still rank 17th out of 36. The team learned a lot of the two events that they attend, and will take what they learned this season and hit the ground running next season.

Gray team would like to thank all their parent mentors, technical mentors and sponsors for all the help they provided this season. The team would not be able to have such a fun season without the help. Gray team would also like to thank everyone who volunteer at the events that they attend.

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