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February 27, 2018

 We had a very tight schedule for our last two days of build.  We were hit with an ice storm and had to pack up shop at 7 p.m. and were unable to come in on the final build day.   Our team underwent a ton of stress.  Our core members in build, programming, and electron...

February 19, 2018

 The scrimmage has come and gone.  It was fun seeing what other teams came up with and their strategies.  We learned a lot about our robot this Sunday.  There were some small mistakes that were easy to fix, and some large ones that caused us to pack it up early and com...

February 19, 2018

We spent two days driving the robot in our school's library.  There were some lessons to learn and some things to fix.   Breaking and rebuilding is standard in robotics. 

We got our shirts Friday and we're very pleased with them.

February 15, 2018

 this week started a little hectic.  Our main actuator that lifts our arm up and down broke multiple times during drive practice.  Thanks to our programmers, we now have a programmed code that will keep the actuator from overextending and breaking.   


February 10, 2018

We spent this week finishing off building the robot.We received an order of pool noodles for bumpers which lead to bumpers getting done. Electronics were mounted and cameras were put in place.  There was some problem solving on our arm which lead to minor adjustments....

February 3, 2018

Two more week s are left, but we hope to be done by next Monday- the 14- so we are ready and have practice time before the Week Zero Scrimmage at Aquinas High School on February 18.

This week we successfully mounted the grabber to the arm and mounted the arm to the robo...

January 27, 2018

This week has been a busy week of catch up.  Some of our parts didn't arrive in time, but now that we have them we are making some serious progress with our bot.

Last year's bot, Dolores, was partially taken apart for part and wires.   Our grabber mechanism was finalize...

January 23, 2018

Our grabber prototype is close to finished.  The sliding arm mechanism prototyping started.  The work on building game pieces is being continued.

January 13, 2018

Brainstorming week was as hectic as always.  With so many ideas floating around it's hard to keep on track and pick just one.   Our week was spent really getting a grasp of the game and designing bots we think can make it in this year's game.  We also determined what t...

January 13, 2018

In preseason, Topperbotics built a prototype bot with mecanum wheels.   It looked messy, but we were happy to give the new members experience with building a robot before the season actually began.


This year's game is reminiscent of 80s...

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Upcoming events
February 15-16- Scrimmage at Hokah HS