This year’s challenge video: Block Party!
Weekly robotics meetings have begun and new members for team 4027 are being recruited, since all of the seniors have graduated and going into all sorts of engineering fields now ^^
Tons of people showed up to the first official meeting on Thursday, and we’re off to a great start with brainstorming ideas of how our robot should be built! We also have an official website now, so check that out as well, thanks!
Hey, hope everyone’s having a great summer so far!~ Today I’m excited to present to you the first cut of the video that National Instruments created for our team!
For those that don’t know, National Instruments is a corporation headquartered here in Austin, and is one of the strategic partners for the FIRST organization. (Like/reblog to represent LabView you guys!…though RobotC people are cool too, I guess :p)
We were definitely proud to be one of the 3 teams selected by NI to be interviewed and filmed. It reminded me again why I love robotics and my robotics family, and how much I’ll miss not getting to do this again in the fall. But this is one of the main reasons I’m taking part in the engineering field, and maybe one day I’ll return as a mentor, so I guess in the end it all works out. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy this video and feel equally as inspired! (and don’t be afraid to follow us and send us messages!) ♥4027
Hello fellow robot lovers! ♥
As the school year is about to end for many students, Team 4027 is wrapping up the year with a big achievement: National Instruments selected Blood, Sweat, and Gears to star in their video which will be seen by thousands to promote LabView! ☺
We were definitely excited to work with them as they interviewed 2 FTC mentors (Mr. Crocker and Tony) and 2 FTC members (Kevin H. and Alice) about the history and the experiences we’ve had. Team 4027 got to help show the film crew how each season worked: from understanding the game to creating the robot from a simple sketch, and of course, introducing ourselves to the world!
Next were shots of our robot in action: we filmed our robot moving, hanging rings, being fixed, and being programmed (with Labview of course.)
Though some were nervous being filmed, the people we worked with today were amazing and helped us enjoy the experience as much as we could. For every single serious clip, there were shots of us laughing and doing goofy things (acting like a robot, yelling at the robot, walking through the halls in slow-mo, just to name a few.) We can’t wait to see how it all turns out!
Thanks for following us this season! Though the majority of Team 4027 will be graduating this year, I know that next year’s members will you keep you guys just as updated on the success of our team ☺
Today teams 4027 and 4847 got to visit Westview Middle School to recruit future engineers for next year! There was a lot of enthusiasm from the students as we showed off our robots, talked about FTC and FLL programs here, and answered any questions they had about robotics in general. Looking forward to working with them soon!
Hi, I know it’s been almost a month since this blog has been updated, but I’m updating it tonight with a long post to make up for it! Why? We just held our end of the year banquet! ☺
This evening we gathered friends, family, and mentors to celebrate the success that every team took part in. We celebrated 4027 and 4847’s accomplishments at state/region, and the amazing work that every team put in with a feast. Thank you Olive Garden for donating salads and bread sticks for this event, (the lasagna, spaghetti, and ravioli were amazing as well!)
Our mentors handed out awards to every member of the team, each of us with a special title on our certificate. Listening to our mentor’s speeches, we had smiles and laughs remembering the great moments from this season. Such a shame to be graduating this year, because I know we’ll be extremely successful in our first year of FRC next year (which we already got a head start on as you can see).
But I’m amazed at how much the club has grown from last year especially. We’ve gained so many followers it’s unbelievable. And I want to thank you guys for reblogging our photo and spreading the word about 4027. You guys are awesome! I’ll post again soon! ☺
Oh, and the most important rule at the robotics competition? Safety comes FIRST.
Some pretty good support during finals from our other Connally team, Dat Robot!
The next few matches were pretty intense, even including replays for both of our matches, but sadly we lost to the Vandegrift alliance. But we did much better than previous years, which was a great success for us :)
Who did Team 4027 select as our alliances for the final matches of the Kane division? We chose FTC teams 4291 STEMBots and 3296 Thunderbirds!
Some photos of us working in the Pit throughout the day…
Our robot in the qualification matches on Friday Started off well, and ended even better; Finished as one of the top 4 teams in the Kane division and got to become an Alliance Captain!
We ended up as 4th, but we started scouting and I couldn’t take a photo of the screen…oh, credit to our robot photos goes to Chris Tsai, a Connally Robotics Mentor!
For judging, when we opened up the tumblr page, we found our old photo from last year. Guess what our team did after judging?
On Thursday, Team 4027 had inspection and judging. Here are some photos of us that day :)
So many photos from Thursday and Friday! I’ll be slowly updating this page, but for now enjoy these photos of our cougar befriending other mascots from other teams :)