On Saturday, January 5th, 2013, a new FRC season began. Members of Raider Robotix gathered at Montgomery High School to watch the kickoff broadcast on NASA TV and pick up the team’s new kit of parts. Meanwhile, several mentors and alumni traveled to New Hampshire to go hands on with the playing field for this year’s game challenge, Ultimate Ascent:
During the first week of the six week build season, the team spent time brainstorming strategies, building prototypes, modeling potential designs, and fabricating a practice playing field. Our programmers have also started developing code and are experimenting working with different sensors by using last year’s practice base as a testbed. Finally, the scouting team has created the first draft of a paper scouting sheet and are starting to design a computer program to analyze the data they collect at competitions.