Today, we tested the flywheels made by each team and found the places that would need some improvements. Then, we talked about how pneumatics work and built a few to let the air reservoir work. After that, we worked on the CAD.
Instead of different types of push bots, we had two x drives and one mecanum drive. We mainly wanted to see which x drive is better. One x drive has tinier wheels than the other. It was the same as last time where we did this test of the force generated, both x drives can barely generate any force, but the mecanum wheel drive did fine.
This time, we want to see which push bot is better and also find possible issues that needs to be fixed. So we played a few matches and did a test of the force generated by each push bot right after the match. We found out that some robots may have a strong start but gets weaker and slower after matches, but we couldn't find the reason
Last time, the homework was practice on writing the engineering notebook. Everyone did a lot better than last time. Then, we made presentations and showed it to whole class so we can improve our skill on presenting in front of many audiences.
We built our robots and competed in a few matches to understand the problems and things we need to fix. In this class, not only we did matches, we also were taught ways to write a better engineering notebook since we didn't do as well as expected on the notebook after the first class. Our homework for this class was to write an engineering notebook step one to four on drivetrains.
We are taught on teamwork, ways to use tools, robot materials, also ways to organize an engineering notebook, there was homework assigned, so we picked our own teams to complete the homework. Video of piano music performed by Dora Wang.
VRC middle school team 16689A won the first VRC State Champion for Dracobots. They also received Excellent Award double qualifying for 2022 World Championship at Dallas. In the picture, from left to right, are Steven, Cathy, Peiyi. Congratulations!
VIQC elementary school team 16688E won Teamwork Champion, Excellent Award and Skill Challenge Champion. Middle school team 16688K won Teamwork Champion, Excellent Award. Team 16688J won Design Award. In the picture, the front row from left to right, are Louis, Michael, Alvin, Olivia, Asmita, Luke, Bryan, Everest, Elizabeth and Annie, the back row are Monica, Hope and Avery. Congratulations!
Finally we received the World Champion Trophies.
In the picture, from left to right of the front row, are World Championship Elementary School Division Champion (VIQC), World Championship Elementary School Excellence Award (VIQC), World Championship Middle School Overall Champion (VIQC), World Championship Middle School Division Champion (VIQC).
We decided to start Dracobots Nonprofit Organization for Robotics Education by sharing our champion teams' experience, giving VIQC training classes for local elementary and middle school students for helping our community.
VIQC middle school team 16688C won the first World Champion for GA. Congrats Hao and Austin! Finally you guys made it on your last VIQC year!
The video is a high score achieved by team 16688B at Live Remote World Championship , which is also the highest score during the division matches. They finally received Teamwork Challenge Division Champions (WC), Excellence Award and overall final rank 4. Congrats Steven and Peiyi!
VIQC team 16688B posted a YouTube video for VIQC Elementary School VEX World Robotics Championship Encore Online Challenge.
Because of the pandemic, team 16688B and 16688C became the only 2 teams remaining playing VEX. We have to move to Steven's garage, and those meetings also became the only social activity for the kids. They kept practicing skills and kept improving the robots. This video shows how they build the Gen 4 robot.
VIQC elementary school team 16688B won the first State Champion for GA. They also received Excellence Award and Robot Skills Champion triple qualifying for World Championship. Congrats our 3 5th grade students. In the picture, from left to right, are Justin, Steven and Sky.
We have 5 teams attended the VEX IQ Brookwood, which is also the first VEX competition for GA. They're team 16688A, 16688B, 16688C, 16688D, and 16688E. In the picture, from left to right, are Steven, Hao, Sissi, Susan, Thomas, Roger, Sky, Justin and Austin.