January 19, 2018

     We've been working hard to make progress and stay ahead of schedule during build season! Not much out of the ordinary has been happening, but we're busy as bees during these past weeks! 

     The media team has been working on pit design! For those who don't know, the 'pit' is a 10x10 space that is designated to your team at competitions, and this is where your robot, tools, parts, and other important items go while you compete! Many teams make their pits look extremely professional and aesthetically pleasing, but for the past few years, ours has been a bit... well, messy. We haven't put a lot of thought into it, but this year, we're going to change that! We have a bunch of awesome ideas and can't wait to make them a reality. We want to look fun and professional in our small space during our competitions this year. We hope that our ideas can come true and we can blow the other teams away!

     The build teams have also been hard at work, obviously. They have been designing robots and field obstacles so that we can get to working on our prototypes and final design!

     Our team was lucky enough to be able to afford to buy a swerve drive this year so, thanks to our talented programming team, we have been practicing with the drivable base of the robot to see how it moves and works. It is very smooth and very nice!

     Another fun thing that has happened was at our elementary school. In order to get the Center Moriches 4th and 5th graders excited for STEM subjects, our high school's math honors society hosted an official STEM Day, and the robotics team was able to bring our robot from last year, and our new swerve drive base, to show kids and even let them drive! We think that this will help younger kids get excited and hopefully want to join robotics when they get a bit older.



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