SW Build Blog: Week Six

Here’s the sixth week of the Steamworks build blog! If you missed Week Five, you can find that here. In this post, updates will be added daily as we go throughout Week Five (2/13 through 2/21). Pictures are coming soon!

Day 31 (2/13/17)

It is Week Six, the last build week of this FIRST season! Since this is the very last week before bag and tag, we will be staying until ten o’clock. The fabrication have been preparing the rest of the unconnected pieces for welding. This required us to file the sides of the pieces being welded so the weld would go all the way through from the outside to the inside. We also cut and drilled most of the pieces that needed to be done. This included the acrylic pieces for the mounting of the electronics. Sadly, we had to take off the gear boxes and chain on the robot. The programming team continued to work on the program while the awards team continued to revise the essays. The documentation team has been retrieving and filming more footage for the Chairman’s video.


Day 32 (2/14/17)

We have finally finished welding the chassis! The electronics team continued to place the electronic components onto the electronics board. While the chassis was being welded, the fabrication team worked on gear pouch. The awards team continued to work on the Chairman’s and Woodie Flowers Essay. The documentation team continued to find and make footage for the Chairman’s video.


Day 33 (2/15/17)

The fabrication team has finished mounting the drive train, intake, and outtake! While the fabrication team did that, the electronics team continued to make the electronics board. The programming team are almost finished with the tele-operation program. The awards team continued to reverse the essays and the documentation continued to work on the Chairman’s video.


Day 34 (2/16/17)

The fabrication has mounted the side panels to the hopper and the base plate. They also started to make the bumpers. The electronics team ran into a small problem while placing the electronics on the acrylic because the acrylic isn’t good for the electronics so we decided to use a poly-carbonate board.

Day 35 (2/17/17)

Today the fabrication as well as the electronics team started placing electronics on the side of the robot as well as cutting long pieces that would protrude such as the axles. The programming team continued to learn Java and apply it to the program to write approximately 500 lines. The documentation team continued to get footage including interviews of some of the members for the Chairman’s video.


Day 36 (2/18/17)

Today we continued to mount the electronics and the pneumatics onto the robot. With the electronics done, we got the gear pouch and fuel system to work. We also mounted the poly-carbonate onto the other side of the robot. While the electronics and fabrication team mounted the electronics, the programming team continued working on the program. The documentation team continued to take footage for Chairman’s video.


Day 37 (2/19/17)

Its the third to last day of build season! The construction of the robot was finished including the mounting of the electronics.  There were issues with programming, so it was not able to drive.  A list of all the supplies we will be packing in the crate was made and each head of the sub teams were spoken to about what still needs to be done.  The banner and pin designs were finalized and we looked at how the pin making machine worked.  Today ended up being for organization and reflecting on where we are and how close we are to reaching our goals.


Day 38 (2/20/17)

Almost done with build season! The robot had numerous issues with its code and there were problems scattered in a large body of text, making is difficult to pinpoint exactly what the problem was. The programming team ended up emailing a mentor for help.  With proper connection and communication, half of the drive train was able to run, but it was backwards.  It was discovered that none of the solenoids, sensors, or cameras worked properly and had to either be rewired, replaced, or reprogrammed. There ended up being small copy and paste errors in the code as well as randoms ones throughout. The programming team changed their focus from fixing these small errors to getting the robot driving and working. Many of the motors had to be replaced and reprogrammed, which took time and the soldering of older wires. The drive shifts were not working, but that problem could not be fixed during this work session. The button for the gear pouch was also changed so that it stayed closed all the time, unless you press the button. The hanging motor was fixed as well, after two broken Victor SPs.  The cameras were finally fixed and placed in new places on the robot that would give us a better view. The bumpers were attached and the LED lights soldered and attached. This work session was a busy one full of trial and error. The robot now just needs to be fine tuned and driven!


Day 39 (2/21/17)

It is the very last day of 2017 FIRST Build Season! As soon as school was finished, our members rushed up to the auto shop to work on Hugo. The programming team continued to fix the program so that we can use two cameras. One would be used to spot a rope for hanging while the other would be used to spot for scoring. These two camera will help the drive team during competition because they cannot be at a close distance. Sadly, around six ‘o’clock we had to stop building, bag, and tag Hugo.

Weekly Conclusion 

It is the last week of 2017 FIRST Build Season and the robot has been completed as well as named! Hugo can shoot fuel cells, hang, and place gears onto a horizontal peg.

SW Build Blog: Week Five

Here’s the fifth week of the Steamworks build blog! If you missed Week Four, you can find that here. In this post, updates will be added daily as we go throughout Week Five (2/6 through 2/11). Pictures are coming soon!

Day 25 (2/6/17)

The chassis has been welded! The fabrication team continued to finalize the final gear pouch  while another group of the fabrication team worked on the fuel system prototype. The CAD team discussed the whereabouts of the electronics on the robot because it is currently under the fuel system and we plan to move it to the side of the fuel box. The awards team continued to work on the Chairman’s Essay.


Day 26 (2/7/17)

Today the fabrication team continued to place the finishing touches to the gear pouch. The awards team finished the Woodie Flower’s Essay rough draft as the Chairman’s Essay and handed it to some of the other members to critique. Sadly, the programming team lost the original program on a malfunctioning computer so one of our freshman members, Corbin replicated the program as well as making buttons efficient. He plans to turn one button into a toggle. The CAD team continued to sketch out all the other parts of the robot such as the outtake so that they can get it to the fabrication team by tomorrow.


Day 27 (2/8/17)

Although it is already Week Five, we rearranged the furniture in the auto shop to accommodate the minor renovation we had to do on the outlets on one of the walls. When this was finished, the fabrication team mounted one side of the gear boxes to the chassis as well as the new chains that we received. The CAD team continued to sketch the individual parts needed to be placed on the robot. The programming team continued to work on the program and although Corbin couldn’t figure out how to make buttons efficient, he did learn.


Day 28 (2/9/17)

Today the fabrication team finished placing the drive train on the chassis and the electronics team has started to place the electronics board on the chassis. The awards team has finished the rough drafts for both the Chairman’s and Woodie Flowers Essays and now are undergoing editing from teachers, parents, and other members. Our artists, Lizzy, Zoe, and Sonja have been making designs for the banner!


Day 29 (2/10/17)

Today the fabrication and electronics team came across a problem with the drive train. When the right joystick was pressed, both sides of the drive would move. On low gear, the right drive would move at a much faster rate than the left side even though the left side shouldn’t have been moving. When the left side of the drive moved in reverse, it sounded as if the gears in the gear box were fighting. On the right side, the drive would start off fast and smooth but after a couple seconds the drive would slow down and then speed back. We did not know what was wrong so we checked the electronics on the robot but, we couldn’t find anything. The CAD team continued to finalize the mechanisms and print out the measurements of each piece.


Day 30 (2/11/17)

Today is the last day of Week 5 and the CAD team has finalized all mechanisms on the robot. While this happened, the team took off the gear boxes, chains, and motors from the chassis to weld new pieces like the gear pouch frame. The awards team continued to edit the essays while the documentation team started to get more footage for the chairman’s video.


Weekly Conclusion  

Coming soon!

SW Build Blog: Week Four

Here’s the fourth week of the Steamworks build blog! If you missed Week Three, you can find that here. In this post, updates will be added daily as we go throughout Week Four (1/30 through 1/4). 

Day 19 (1/30/17)

It is week four! On the fabrication team, Caleb has started making the gear pouch out of Plexiglas and will be riveted on with L-brackets. Dustin has drilled the correct size holes onto pieces that were cut week three. While this happened documentation team has started on the flow for the Chairmen’s video while the awards team started to put together the papers.

FRC 2017 1/30/17

Day 20 (1/31/17)

Our fabrication team got to work on Galahad. The drive had to be adjusted manually and would go into neutral a while after it worked and the gear pouch would become looser and looser after each use but the drivers got to practice collecting and setting the gear. While this happened, Chenoa and Josh continued to work on the outtake so that the fuel would go into the low goal with more accuracy and efficiency. The documentation and awards team continued to do their thing.

Day 21 (2/1/17)

The adviser’s desk has been moved! After that happened the sub teams went straight to work. The fabrication team made the outtake prototype so that it looked like the CAD. While some of the fabrication team did that, the others continued to fine tune fuel intake. The documentation team looked through the team’s google account to find footage of outreach events for the Chairmen’s video while the awards team continued to write the essays.

Day 22 (2/2/17)

The fabrication team continues to work the chassis by placing pieces before welding while we also work on the accuracy and efficiency of the outtake. The awards team has made the rough drafts for Chairmen’s awards as well as peer and teacher edit. The documentation team continued to make the flow of the Chairmen’s video.


Day 23 (2/3/17)

The fuel system prototype is finished! It has been fine tuned and added an anti slip mat to keep the fuel from slipping. The awards team continued to work on the Chairman’s essay. While these FIRST activities happened, the mill was drilled to the floor and the club’s budget was looked over.


Day 24 (2/4/17)

We finally started to weld the chassis together as well as finish the final gear pouch! We also added a backboard to the gear pouch so there would be less of a chance for the gear to fall out. Caleb noticed if the gear pouch is pushed against the airship, the gear pouch will bend so we have to be careful when placing the gear on the dowel. The awards team continued to work on the chairman’s essay.

Pictures coming soon!

Weekly Conclusion

Coming Soon!

SW Build Blog: Week Three

Here’s the third week of the Steamworks build blog! If you missed Week Two, you can find that here. In this post, updates will be added daily as we go throughout Week Three (1/23 through 1/28). Pictures are coming soon!

Day 13 (1/23/17)

The CAD team has made and printed ten parts for the new chassis! Ara and Steve discussed the whereabouts of the electric board on the chassis. Later that session Matt, Josh, Dustin, Steve and Ara discussed the specifics of where the fuel system was to be on the robot and sketched it out. The fabrication team started cutting the pieces from this blue print and in the process, our newer members have learned how to cut and drill pieces. They also decided the spool of the rope will be 4″ long and the prongs for the spool will be 1.5″ from each side with a 1″ gap in the middle. Besides taking pictures, videos, updating the website, and making videos, the documentation team has started looking for inspiration for this year’s Chairman’s video.


Day 14 (1/24/17)

Today was a day of discussion and preparation for Onizuka Day. The CAD team just about finished designing the electronics board and started designing the intake, storage, and outtake for the fuel system on the robot. There was more discussion as to where each component would go on the robot. We found out the intake system would be too big on the chassis so we are going to change it to a conveyor belt intake. The electronics and programming team tested the two ultra sonic sensors and found out the older sensor worked.

Day 15 (1/25/17)

Today we found some problems with the placement of the fuel intake design on the robot. Steve had started on the positioning of the intake when we realized the 6″ sprocket, didn’t fit in the chassis. The sprocket is too tall to fit under the gear and gear pouch, and too deep to fit in front of the drive gear boxes. The total height of the sprocket would be 11″ plus extra for the expansion of the surgical tubing so Caleb, Ara, and Steve started a new, smaller design with the help of our mentors, Koa and Matt. The design was limited up to 7.5″ high, and 12″ deep in the chassis (not including the bumper). We played with some different ideas, including a low L-shoes conveyor system, 2 smaller sprockets, and a multi-function out/intake using a rotating version of the current outtake. By 7 we decided on a 2/3 sprocket system. Caleb and Dustin were able to get that prototype working by 9, and the one sprocket at 6″ high on the barrier of the box seems to work well for shuttling the fuel into the box. The programming team worked on sustainability of the club by teaching the freshmen how to program with LabView.

Day 16 (1/26/17)

Today was another slow day for FIRST. The CAD team continued to design and refine the fuel system and robot. The documentation team continued to go over winning Chairmen’s videos while the programming team taught the freshmen more about LabView. Most of the fabrication team was not able to be here so we worked on preparing for Onizuka Day which includes fixing up the VEX and VEX IQ Robots.


Day 17 (1/27/17)

The mill has finally come! It took about an hour and a half to move it from one place to another because the moving people did not place it in the area we expected. The new intake prototype was worked on so that it could take in the fuel cells without a hitch.   The surgical tubing on sprockets (fuel intake) needed some improvement so we attached zip ties to make sure the surgical tubing would not expand and snap. We also added a curved sheet of metal to direct the fuel up. We had more problems with the intake because the fuel would get stuck if there was an overload so we plan on fixing this tomorrow. We continued to prepare for Onizuka Day which is this week Saturday.


Day 18 (1/28/17)

It has been a long day from helping at Onizuka Day at 8 A.M. to staying at the auto shop until 9 P.M. We headed to the University of Hilo Hawaii to help spread STEM education at Onizuka Day with Vex IQ robots. We also got to referee Vex IQ matches to Vex IQ teams around the island including our intermediate school, Hilo Spartan Robotics. When we got back up to the auto shop, Caleb started on the final gear intake.

Weekly Conclusion

We have started the fabrication of the robot, made final edits to the prototypes and CADs, and prepared and helped at Onizuka Day a STEM event.

SW Build Blog: Week One

Here’s the first week of the Steamworks build blog! If you missed kickoff, you can find that here. In this post, updates will be added daily as we go throughout Week One (1/9 through 1/14). Currently, this post contains Day 01 through Day 06. Pictures and weekly videos are coming soon!

Day 01 (1/9/17)

Today we had a discussion on setting reasonable deadlines for each sub-team and checked inventory from the new Kit of Parts. We had another discussion about the robot and decided to us a west coast drive. We also had to choose robot dimensions, and after much deliberation, we picked the wider volume, 36 in. by 40 in. by 24 in. tall rather than the 30 in. by 32 in. by 36 in. tall to allow easier access to the gear feeder station as well as placing the gear onto the peg. This would also have better ground fuel pickup and more room for the electronics. Once finished, builders Kenny and Corbin made a cardboard prototype to collect gears. It was a pouch with a partially open front and back so the peg could easily go through the holes within the gears. Dustin started to prototype the hanging mechanism using an old kit bot. The programming sub-team installed Lab View onto the club laptops while the electronics team organized wires onto a newly-made shelf.



Day 03 (1/11/17)

The fabrication team finished the revised version of the gear collector as well as getting the old kit bot to hang higher than 4′ 10″! The gear collector was in the shape of a trapezoid. Silas and Kenny designed it to open and close with a piston. The hanging mechanism was the same design but with a ratchet mechanism to the axle would only spin one way but that turned into a problem when taking the robot down. Another big accomplishment was made within the team today! Within the field elements team, the Loading Station was completed. Within the programming team Dennis, the head of programming taught Sonja, Brandon, and Kimo more about programming. Sonja said she learned a basic drive programming using Begin.vi and Finish.vi sections of the program. The electronics team taught some of the members from other sub teams how to solder and crimp.


Day 04 (1/12/17)

Much was started and learned today. The one thing completed today was the gear collector prototype. Pistons and PVC was added, pistons to open and close the it and PVC to keep the gear from slipping out. We also started mounting the gear collector and hanging mechanism on Galahad. The CAD team finished the bumpers. The programming team downloaded Java Eclipse IDE and experimented with it.


Day 05 (1/13/17)

The CADing team gathered the measurements for the chassis and bumpers and coordinated them. Almost the whole entire chassis was completed today. There are still a few touches to add, but plans are to finish it tomorrow. The field elements team created a hook on a peg with touch sensor simulators and began construction of the hopper. The team plans on completing the construction of the hopper. The fabrication team mounted the gear manipulator onto Galahad. With it mounted, accurate experiments can be conducted to test its reliability and consistency. The wiring team rewired Galahad to test Dennis’ LabVIEW program as well as the gear pocket prototype. As soon as Galahad is driving tomorrow then an official test can be done onto Galahad. 


Day 06 (1/14/17)

Now that we have Galahad (prototype drive) driving and the gear collector working, Caleb started to make a new gear collector so that we could pick them up from off the floor. The collector is a pneumatic claw that opens and closes with a linear slider. When the claw is mounted, we plan to hinge it. The problem was that there was a lack of pressure when the plexiglass closed around the gear so small sheets must be added to the top and bottom to keep the gear from slipping out. Our president, Ara, mentor, Matt, and senior member, Josh had a small discussion on the hopper (fuel collector). They concluded 10 in. by 25 in. would be the minimum size hopper 50 wiggle balls (fuel). We plan to have the group discussion on Monday. The programming team got the programming up and running and set up the drive as well as three double acting solenoids to run the drive dear shift, gear collector, and one to possibly for fuel collection.


Weekly Conclusion

This week, we have gotten Galahad (prototype drive) to work, make two prototype gear collectors, and two field elements! 

Video coming soon!

You can find Week Two, here!

Day 02 (1/10/17)

We began the day with the fabrication team making a metal prototype to collect gears going off of the cardboard pouch and performing a rough test with the gear. As Ara held up a sheet of metal at a 20 degree angle, she slid the gear into the gear system. This was repeated multiple times, then revised because the gear was not consistently falling inside (i.e. aligned correctly). We made the sides of gear system a little loose to open and close around the gear and plan to use piston actuators to open and close around the gear as well as angle it to be more consistent. Dustin got the hanging mechanism to work with the old kit bot. The robot had three little pegs in a triangular shape around a cylindrical object that was connected to a battery. The three pegs would catch the rope which would have a loop at the end of it and the robot would reel itself up. Although it was a rough test, this prototype worked with the kit bot. Within the programming team, Dennis taught Sonja Lab View. Within the CAD team, Steve and Ina began Solidworks files of the chassis and bumpers. Overall, the entire team felt productive this work session.

SW Build Blog: Kickoff!

Kickoff (1/7/17)

It was the day every robotics member was excited for… FRC kickoff! For those of you who don’t know, kickoff is when the game for FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) is revealed. The game is released at 5:30 A.M. in Hawaii so our most dedicated members wake up early on a weekend to watch the game reveal live. Our admin team gathered to do just that. Later that morning, the whole team gathered at the Autoshop to go over the game, our sub teams, robot priorities, and deadlines!




IMG_5052This is one of our seven progress logs for the 2017 FIRST season featuring Steamworks. Updates will be added onto the post daily. FIRST is an intense competition that has robotics teams worldwide designing, fabricating, programming, and troubleshooting their robots in 6 weeks! More information on FIRST can be found here.

Clicking on the pictures will open the album from flickr with all the pictures from that day.

2016 Summer July Camp Eureka


2016 Summer July Camp Eureka

Day 1 (7/11/16):

Programming Session Summary:

For the first day of the final summer camp, we head straight into programming. Lead by the camp coordinator, Dennis Palad, the campers learn how to program Vex IQ robots using controllers. First activity of the day was Soccerbots, the purpose of this activity was to introduce the students to the concept of programming robots and programming in general. Using Modkit for Vex IQ campers created programs for a pre-built robot that allowed the robots be driven by the campers with a controller. With this campers would be able to learn the basics and have fun by challenging their peers to friendly games of Soccerbots. The next activity that the campers worked on was “Stop and Go”. Campers are now slowly introduced into the more advanced functions, this activity utilizes a color sensor that would tell their robot’s to either stop or go, with the “Stop and Go” a strip of green tape would tell the robot to go straight and a strip of red tape would tell the robot to stop. None of the campers are allowed to use a controller for this activity so it was quite challenging for most students. One issue that was encountered was that the color sensors were inconsistent and not able to pick up the proper colors. Due to this the campers were given a new task of traversing through a spiral like course, this course required them to use either a bumper or an ultra-sonic sensor (distance sensor) to allow the robot to turn. At the end of the day campers the students were happy with their achievements.

Robot Building Session Summary:

For the first day of the final summer camp, campers went directly into building their robots. The first task assigned to them was to create what is called a holonomic drive. These types of drive are a certain type of  drive that can maneuver in all 8 directions. The most basic design of a holonomic drive is an H-drive, which utilizes a wheel in the middle of the robot to allow for strafing. With these robots the campers were asked to traverse a maze in the shortest time. Although the campers were engaged at first they quickly lost interest and found other things to do with the robots. The next task that the campers were given was a short obstacle course race, this would encourage competition with the campers and allow them to further understand the importance of holonomic drives. The day came close to an end so campers were not able to do much with this. At the end of the day the campers seemed to enjoy what they did.

Day 2 (7/12/16):

Programming Session Summary:

Today, campers continued on to work with the spiral like course. With the continued effort from yesterday campers created their autonomous programs to traverse through the course. Although this task was challenging to the campers, most of the campers were able to come up with ways to complete the challenge. After this activity the campers were then brought together to discuss and reflect about what they had learned about programming these robots. The next activity that was planned was to introduce the campers to C++. This was a largely challenging activity to do with a majority of the campers. Most campers had difficulties understanding variables and how programming concepts and functions could be applied to creating a program. With this sudden occurrence campers that did not understand C++ and got confused were given the chance to work on doing a completely autonomous sumobots. For the others that remained interested with C++ they worked on creating a calculator. Each group of campers showed interest for what they were doing and made adequate progress.

Robot Building Session Summary:

Today, campers were introduced to a new and modified version of Soccerbots. In this version of Soccerbots the field is not simply open, there is a barrier in the middle of the field about 2 inches tall preventing robots from going over to the other side easily. The ball is also placed on a 4 inch high wall which was in the middle of the fence. The campers had to adjust from just having a basic drive to having other mechanisms for manipulating the ball. Another thing is that the previous drives that most campers used would not work too well as they would not allow for driving over the fence. Overall today went great, campers seemed to be really engaged with what they were doing and made significant progress.

Day 3 (7/13/16):

Programming Session Summary:

The day started off with some icebreakers, after this the campers went on to work on creating programs for the completely autonomous sumobots. The campers were only given around 2 more hours to work on this as a sumobots competition was going to occur. With this in mind the campers worked on their programs at a faster pace. In the end all campers were able to have a robot that can do sumo. With all of the different programs created one of the most impressive ones belonged to Jake Tokuuke, and the winner of the competition was Dayne Kunimoto. The campers were then introduced to MIT Scratch, which is very similar to how they program their robots. Scratch will let the students create games and stories with different animations. In the end campers were very engaged and interested with what was happening and enjoyed their time.

Robot Building Session Summary:

The day started off with the campers directly working on improving their robots for the modified soccerbot competition. Campers would add on some mechanisms for moving the ball around and driving over the fence. After all adjustments competition began, there were not many issues for each robot as most of the students got their robots up and running. For each match their was an issue that neither team would score a point and the game would end in a tie. This was solved by one of the ideas of our camper, Kayden Yoshimura, that was to give a point to the team with the ball in their opposing team’s side. The day ended in the middle of the competition and the winner has yet to be decided. In the end the campers had a lot of fun competing against each other and watching matches of soccerbots.

Day 4 (7/14/16):

Programming Session Summary:

With the last day of camp being tomorrow the campers would start to work on their final projects to show to their parents. Before this the campers finished up creating their games using MIT Scratch. Campers were also given time to play their peers games. Some very interesting games were created, from dancing games to catching a bat. After this the campers were asked to create a program for the vex robot to traverse an obstacle course. The obstacle course contained 4 different segments that would require them to create different programs and use different solutions for each segment. Between each segment is a programming station where the program can be changed so that the robot can drive through the next segment. Students worked on this for the rest of the day and were very productive and happy.

Robot Building Session Summary:

With the last day of camp being tomorrow campers would start to work on their final projects to show to their parents. Before this the campers would have to finish of the soccerbots competition. After the change of rules each match was very intense. All of the other matches that ended with ties were redone with the new rule applied. In the end the winner was Kayden Yoshimura who had won all of his matches. After this the campers were introduced to their final challenge which is called Counter-Seige. The objective of this game is to clear your side of the field of any scoring objects. For Counter-Siege the objects are balls and cubes, balls count as 1 point and cubes count as 5 points. To help the campers out they were introduced to the concept of gear ratios and lifts. These concepts would help the campers to have a way to manipulate the cubes and balls. The campers worked on this until the end of the day. Overall the campers had a great time and learned a lot building wise.

Day 5 (7/15/16):

Programming Session Summary:

IT IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE SUMMER JULY CAMP EUREKA. Campers work as hard as they can to create a set of programs to traverse through the obstacle course. Campers work hard with the time they have remaining to create a program but this task seemed very challenging to most campers. With popular demand by the campers we would hold a sumobots competition for the campers to show their parents. The campers do not have that much time to work on their programs but as competition came closer and closer students would have finished programs for sumo. Although sumo was high in demand Evan Trujillo and Francis-Anne Dela Cruz were adamant about finishing the obstacle course. Parents start to arrive and we start with a sumobot competition. The competition had some very close and intense games but the champions of this competition was a team of Jake Tokuuke and Dayne Kunimoto. After this competition we had an obstacle course competition, in this competition camper’s robots would be timed in traversing the obstacle course. Evan and Francis-Anne were the only students able to complete the course so they were both named the obstacle course champions. We hope that all of the campers had fun and learned a lot.

Robot Building Session Summary:

IT IS THE FINAL DAY OF THE SUMMER JULY CAMP EUREKA. Campers work as hard as they can to adjust their robots to be efficient for carrying balls and/or cubes. The campers were allowed to work on their robots until the parents start to show up as we would hold a Counter-Siege Competition. The competition starts and each match is intense and energetic. The competition was especially entertaining to parents and other guests as for 4 of the 8 matches a parent or guest was allowed to drive a robot and compete. After all of the matches the champion was decided, it is Cody Stephenson and Kayden Yoshimura. Each of these campers did flawlessly during the qualification matches and won the championship match. Hopefully all of the knowledge that was gained will motivate and assist them with future endeavors.

Thank you for reading!!! Stay tuned for more updates about the 2016 Summer July Camp Eureka!!!