The 2013 FRC Season Begins

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:

Head mentor Wayne Cokeley predicts what this season has in store for Team 25 from inside of the student-built pyramid.

Head mentor Wayne Cokeley predicts what this season has in store for Team 25 from inside of the student-built pyramid.

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.

Stay tuned for more progress throughout build season. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for micro updates on what we’re up to!

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