The Park Hill Trobots are very grateful to our sponsors, mentors, volunteers and the greater Park Hill community for helping us continue our winning tradition. In 2020 we plan on posting information, photos and our general excitement about our 2020 robot. We hope that by enhancing our communication it will show how we are using the valued donations and resources.
Sat Jan 4, – Game Reveal Day!
We hosted a kick off event at Park Hill High School to view the new 2020 game, read though the rules, discuss strategy and start designing the robot. Thank you Mentors, Parents and Volunteers for the pancakes and pizza!
Sun Jan 5, – Strategy Day!
Continuing discussions on what features and elements will be important.
Build Week 1
Drivetrain work, starting CAM design and 3D printing.
Putting in a long Sunday after a KC snowstorm and pre KC Chiefs playoff game! Intake prototyping and shooter. Drivetrain ready for programming.
Build Week 2
Started up a build day with a guest speaker, some brainstorming on our reveal video, strategy discussions and testing the drive motors. The team was treated to some great grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner.
Busy working day today. Climber prototype, and a lot of electrical work.
A lot going on this Sunday! The Trobots got the prototype shooter working, did some wiring/programming to get the bot moving, and we launched our new web series Trobot Talk! Be sure to check it out each week. Oh yea, and the CHIEFS are Super Bowl Bound! Go Chiefs!
Build Week 3
Working on wiring, game element construction, intake prototype v1 and some button making.
Build Week 4 & 5
First things, first. KC Chiefs! What a game. Other than watching football, the team has made major progress on all fronts. We started a YouTube channel and some test videos online.
Build Week 6
The week was spent doing adjustments to Intake, Shooter and climber systems. The team started writing the Chairmans presentation, making event buttons, and getting ready for the First Annual Park Hill District S.T.E.M. Celebration!
We are lucky to have amazing corporate partners and one Intake Studios spent all day Saturday helping the Trobots develop our very first Robot reveal video. It was a great learning experience for our students as it gave a behind the scenes look at how a major video shoot is handled. Video is scheduled to be revealed at the S.T.E.M. celebration and online soon after. Thank you Intake Studios!