FIRST TEAM 236 The TechnoTicks "It's in your blood"

Our Connection with the Carson Field

At the Championships in St Louis, several new fields have been added to cope with the many additional teams competing as FIRST expands across the globe.  This year, Team236 are competing on one of the new fields, CARSON and we have an interesting connection with RACHEL CARSON.  Here’s one of the posters that we will be including in our pit.



Working under pressure


The team fixing a broken transmission on the swatter arm motor between rounds.  They really stayed cool under pressure to accomplish this! 

With the repair in place they moved from 3rd pick in the 7th seed team to 3rd place overall.

Great Job!

WPI is now calling …

Day 18 – Midterms OVER!

The Elevator Team – Justin and Liam worked on putting the mounting holes into the aluminium arms before they are attached to the uprights

The Fork Team – David & Cole worked on making spring bushings and cutting steel hinges. Sam & Ethan worked on CAD to determine lightening holes.

The Chassis Team – Hunter milled the ends of the cross pieces to an exact 8″ to ensure that they accurately guide the omni wheel.

The Ingester Group – Hayden, Anna, Sam, John & Morgan, tested the intake mechanism, adjusting the angle and checking the inflation of the wheels.

Chassis Drive – Justin & Liam worked on the CNC machine until it went …. oooops!

The Wiring Group continued with their recycling efforts and at the time of writing their PWM Cable stash had saved the team $180 not including shipping, maintenance on the trucks … landfill … (we think you are pushing it Gabrielle)

The Programming Group – Jared ran a lesson for Avery, Alexis, Sophie, Shanon (and Mrs DiCarlo) in writing code for the PID Elevator Controls

The CAD team – were working on transferring their work into drawings for fabrication. Laura-Lee working on drawing the encoder brackets.