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2012 – 2013 Kickoff: Ultimate Ascent

This year, the Llano Estacado RoboRaiders hosted the seaon 2012-13 kickoff for the new West Texas teams at Estacado High School in Lubbock, Texas. After showing the kickoff video, the mentors and students of team 1817 held workshops in programming, electronics, hardware, and awards.

Over the span of the event, the workshops were laid out as follows:

  • Mechnical/design wokshop – Building a Driving base
  • Wiring workshop – Wire electronics on the Drive base
  • Programming workshop – Establish wireless connections and produce a driving code.

In the end, the teams showed their driving bases and got ready for a new season FIRST Robotics!

Aiming For Nationals… Again!

2012 Championship (24)

Last year, FRC team 1817 went to the FIRST Robotics Nationals in St. Louis, Missouri. The experience was one to remember; not only competing in the competition, but getting all of the perks that come with it. The FIRST organization organized booths with professional engineers and colleges from all over the nation.

This year, we as a team are aiming high, making it an expectation to achieve a place at this competition, and hoping to set a trend for the teams to come.