It has always been a habit of many people to keep a journal of their personal lives. For the past two years, the Our Progress pages of our website have been a sort of mini-blog where we would post our progress each day of the build season.
Although we did not keep daily records of our progress prior to 2005, we have begun a tradition that we will continue each year after this. Another one of the reasons why we have begun keeping a daily journal of our progress each build season is for other FIRST teams to have an external reference off, to be able to better gauge if they are on/ahead/behind schedule.
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
We're currently in the process of updating our website to the new theme; some things may be weird for the next few days until they're fixed.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Most of the bugs in our new website theme have been ironed out, and the encrypted 2011 FRC game manual has been released!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Updates to our renewed Our Progress page on team228.org now automagically get tweeted @FRC228! Woohoo getting technology to work together!
Friday, January 7, 2011
We had a great time tonight at Dean's house and meeting lots of other members of the community! T-minus 10 hours to kickoff #omgrobots
Saturday, January 8, 2011
GUS Team 228 is excited to play the 2011 FRC game, Logomotion!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Today our students built, wired and programmed the prototype robot chassis and drive train in 4.5 hours! Time for prototype mechanisms!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Today was the first weeknight meeting after kickoff. We started prototyping mini-bots and we worked on our Chairman's award submission.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Tonight our subgroups worked on improving prototypes of the mini-bots and also continued work on Chairman's.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
After missing days due to snow, we started new prototypes of the minibot and tube manipulator. We also enjoyed Mrs. Dutra's pasta for lunch.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The animation team worked on creating their models and the design team worked on their prototypes.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Today we worked on new prototype iterations for Subsystem 3, 4 & 5 w/ extremely promising results for #5. Subsystem 1 is 90% designed.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Students worked on more prototyping for just about all of the subsystems. Also cading is almost complete on subsystems 2&3.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Due to the third snow storm in three weeks, Friday's meeting was officially cancelled.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Today, progress was made on subsystems 4 and 5 and we had a 6ft long sub for lunch. Yum! We also used our new arbor press to hex broach.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Today final prototype for subsystem 4 was completed, moving on to final design. Matt^3 implemented CAN on the prototype drive train.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Today was the first meeting in a few days due to the excessive snowstorms hitting the state recently. Progress was made to subsystem 5.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Major progress was made on the team's animation. Major progress made on subsystem five. Driver practice began. Fuego came home.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Today we finished final design of subsystem 5, continued working on the Vex Roundup robots and improved on the final subsystem 4 prototype.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
We machined parts for subsystem one. Animation was continued. VEX robots were progressed.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Parts were machined for subsystem one. Opened many of our new "presents" for this year's robot.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Animation is being put together nicely! VEX competition was postponed until Feb. break. Work was started on subsystem 6. Pizza for lunch!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Work was done on subsystems 5 and 6. Animation is almost complete. The Awards group made progress. Today was pretty warm! 42*F!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Animation was basically completed. Now it just has to be finalized and uploaded. Subsystem 1 is being assembled.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
The robots are being assembled; FRC and VEX robots have had major progress completed! Animation is done and submitted! Happy Birthday Tina!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Assembly of subsystem 1 compete on practice bot and 95% finished on the competition bot, major progress is still being made on Vex bots.
Here are several photos selected at random from our team Photo Galleries from our 2011 build season.
Gus Robotics Team 228 was founded in 1999 to bring the excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students from Meriden, CT. Since then, our program has grown into a nationally-recognized robotics team for students from five different high schools in Meriden and Wallingford, CT.
Through our involvement in FRC and VRC, we introduce and inspire students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Mentors from a wide variety of fields including teaching, engineering (mechanical, electrical, robotics), computer science, machinists, technicians, business executives and more, teach students relevant real-world experience and applications.
We've also built strong relationships with our local school district, businesses and organizations to help provide our students the best possible experience; these sponsors are crucial to our long-term success.
Recent graduates from our program have won over quarter million dollars in scholarships, and have gone onto a variety of careers in STEM fields.