Dreadbot team members standing around a work table

Robot prototype phase begins

After the FIRST Stronghold game reveal on January 9, 2016, the team met to discuss: the game objectives, rules,  strategies and started thinking of prototype ideas. This week kicked off with the team hard at work prototyping ideas for the robot based on the ideas shared and developed at Saturday’s meeting. We have a team policy of Read more about Robot prototype phase begins[…]

FAMNM field mock up

A surprise for FRC teams that build at Maker Works in Ann Arbor

At the 2016 FRC game reveal on University of Michigan campus, the four teams that build their robots at Maker Works in Ann Arbor received a great surprise. The FIRST alumni and Mentors Network at Michigan (FAMNM) created a scale mock up of the game field. The students were able to tour the field and test Read more about A surprise for FRC teams that build at Maker Works in Ann Arbor[…]

game reveal video still

FIRST Robotics 2016 game reveal – Stronghold

This year’s FIRST Robotics game presents an amazing challenge. Defenses need to be breached. Balls need to be tossed into a high tower. Finally, robots are challenged to scale the opposing teams’ tower.  Watch the YouTube video game reveal to see what all the excitement is about for yourself.

the Dreadbots await the game reveal

2016 FRC game reveal at University of Michigan

The anticipation in the room is palatable as our team waits for this year’s FRC game reveal on the campus of University of Michigan. What will this year’s game be? In past years competitions we’ve had to stack bins, toss disks, climb pyramids, shoot baskets, hang inflated tubes and more. Will we be presented with a Read more about 2016 FRC game reveal at University of Michigan[…]