FIRST Tech Challenge Team 7464

Preparations for the Tournament.

Preparations for the Tournament     In this year’s First Tech Challenge tournament, Rover Ruckus, there is a part pf the game that offers points to have the robot hang from a latch. The engineering team is currently focusing their work on the arm for that designated part of the game. So far the arm is…

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The First Week of Robotics

A few weeks ago the school year started with a lot of new recruits for robotics. The FTC game announcement came out with our team ready as ever. We are already preparing by learning the basic instructions and getting hands on experience with the machines. Our teacher has shown us a couple of interesting videos…

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Competing in San Jose

At Sacramento Adventist Academy, Capitals Engineering, the school’s First Tech Challenge robotics team has competed in 3 tournaments. Through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) the tournaments have been growing bigger and have been spreading awareness to other schools through robotics to encourage students to have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)…

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The Robotics Season

At Sacramento Adventist Academy, Capitals Engineering, the school’s First Tech Challenge robotics team has competed in 3 tournaments. Through FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) the tournaments have been growing bigger and have been spreading awareness to other schools through robotics to encourage students to have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)…

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Robot Renevation

Robot Renovation After lots of hard work, Capitals Engineering had finished building and programming a working robot to compete with in our first tournament. Although we were confident and played well, some problems arose within the robot, which was to be expected seeing as how the tournament was the robot’s first true test of strength…

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AI implants and controlling our homes

Artificially intelligent nano-machines will be injected into humans within 20 years to repair and enhance muscles, cells and bone, a senior inventor at IBM has forecast. John McNamara, who works at IBM Hursley Innovation Centre, in Hampshire, submitted evidence to the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee, which is considering the economic, ethical and social implications…

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Cookie Chaos!

On October 1, 2017, Sacramento Adventist Academy’s (SAA’s) annual Fall Festival started at 10:00 a.m., and Robotics was ready to go! For this year’s booth, the Marketing team came up with a fantastically fun idea; Cookie decorating! Everyone pitched in to make the booth a success, team members made sugar cookies and brought frosting and…

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The First Month of Robotics

This past month has been mild with everyone active on their own individual or team assignments. Lead by the instructors and team leaders, everyone is being directed to progress the team forward quickly. Yet have been reminded to use their time wisely and that competitions are coming up shortly. As of now the Engineering team…

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The Reveal

On September 11, 2017 the Relic Recovery was revealed to the Capitals Engineering team. There are several obstacles so far in Relic Recovery, transferring glyphics, balancing the robot on an unstable board, and knocking off the opponent’s jewels off of a stand. That day Mr. Wade handed out manuels to both the Engineering and Marketing…

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What We Learned at EXSEED

Robotics is a big part of all of our lives, and it’s important for us to share that with other people. This last June Robert, Trinity and Elijah, our team leaders, went to EXSEED (Excellence in STEM Experiential Excellence), a conference for classroom teachers across North America, meant to enhance and integrate critical thinking and…

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