Welcome to The Army Ants build blog! I just now decided to actually make one of these partly for my own memory and documentation. I am the team captain of team 3792 The Army Ants and I will be the one primarily posting on this thread. I plan on posting updates as needed and weekly recaps.
Our team will be competing at the following events:
- Week Two St Louis Regional - St Louis MO
- Week Five Seven Rivers Regional - La Crosse WI
*Houston Championships! (If we qualify)
Some Team Links
- [Website](FRC 3792 || ARMY ANTS ROBOTICS)
- [Facebook]((11) Army Ants FRC 3792 | Columbia MO | Facebook)
- [TikTok](Army Ants FRC 3792 (@armyantsrobotics) TikTok | Watch Army Ants FRC 3792’s Newest TikTok Videos)
Reveal Day began with a lovely breakfast prepared by parents, and we are incredibly grateful to them for all of their hard work!
After the live stream our team split into groups based on sections of the manual to read and bullet point important things the whole team should be aware of. Each student got a chance to present their section and talk about how this effects our strategy and construction.
Our match play group lead by Our Scouting Lead, Drive Coach/CAD Lead and our Programming Lead, began to strategize immediately after the manual reading. We managed to crank out a strategy by the end of Reveal Day putting us ahead of schedule.
Our goals are to reach the back post on the grid and to have a short cycle time to increase overall points scored in a match.
Some of our weaknesses we are trying to improve this year include but are not limited to consistency errors and cycle time speed.
We began this week on Sunday discussing possible mechanisms and completed our first prototype.
Prototyping continued through the week with a new prototype being produced every day.
On Tuesday we finished our first small scale model to get a general idea of field piece size and robot designs.
On Wednesday and Thursday prototyping was still a priority as well as the CAD department continued designing the layout of the robot.
One of our fabrication department leads has been working on an engineering notebook as everything progresses.
Along with all robot related things our awards team has been hard at work preparing the Impact award essay and Woodie Flowers essay.
We ended off this week with an almost complete idea of what our robot will look like and cutting the first few pieces for the chassis! We are so far several days ahead of schedule which is absolutely amazing. We are so excited for this season and can’t wait to see what other teams create and how everything plays out this season.