2017 FRC Season

 

This year’s game required a robot that can shoot plastic balls into high and low goals, place gears to activate rotors and climb a rope to an airship control center.  Starting in January, the Rockwall-Heath students had six we...

 

This year’s game required a robot that can shoot plastic balls into high and low goals, place gears to activate rotors and climb a rope to an airship control center.  Starting in January, the Rockwall-Heath students had six weeks to design and build a machine that effectively addressed the game challenge.  Initially, the students designed the robot to quickly retrieve and score gears and to score some plastic balls.  Over the course the season, the students refined their robot design, tested prototypes and manufactured new parts to improve the robot ball scoring sub system.  By the completion of the St. Louis Championship, the Black Hawks had one of the top ball scoring robots in the world.

Animation courtesy of Havabanana Productions

Blue Alliance Link: https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/3310/2017

  • Winner - Texas UIL State Championship 2017
  • Robot Design Award - Texas UIL State Championship 2017
  • Winner - Championship Subdivision Darwin 2017
  • Motorola Quality Award - Championship Subdivision Darwin 2017
  • Winner - Brazos Valley Regional 2017
  • Industrial Design Award - Brazos Valley Regional 2017
  • Winner - Rock City Regional 2017
  • Chairman's Award - Rock City Regional 2017

This year’s game required a robot that can shoot plastic balls into high and low goals, place gears to activate rotors and climb a rope to an airship control center.  Starting in January, the Rockwall-Heath students had six weeks to design and build a machine that effectively addressed the game challenge.  Initially, the students designed the robot to quickly retrieve and score gears and to score some plastic balls.  Over the course the season, the students refined their robot design, tested prototypes and manufactured new parts to improve the robot ball scoring sub system.  By the completion of the St. Louis Championship, the Black Hawks had one of the top ball scoring robots in the world.