Current Game Video
Each year, the students are charged with designing, building, and programming a robot to complete a set of tasks within a “game” setting against teams from other schools. This year’s challenge is called “Ring It Up” and involves creating a robot that can pick up rings, put them on pegs in a tic-tac-toe manner, recognize the difference between weighted rings and regular ones, and pick up another robot off the ground, among other things.
Check out the Ring It Up Challenge Video:
The G3 Team
There are 20 students (6th, 7th and 8th grade) on the team, broken up into groups for programming, design, build, and media.
The designers, led by Mr. Jon Coveyou (Jervis B. Webb contract mechanical engineer), are using CAD – Computer Assisted Design – to design the robot.
The build team, led by head mentor, Mr. Mark Brown, (Sr. Network Engineer, Anthelio Healthcare Solutions) building the robot as soon as the design team is done.
The programmers, under the direction of Mr. John Jerred (Electrical Design Engineer, Honeywell Sensing and Controls), use LAB view to program the Infrared Sensors, which are a major part of the game.
The media team, led by Cheryl Tallman (CEO of Fresh Baby and Creative i Advertising) is managing the website, g3robotics.org and contacts with sponsors.
11/10/12 Build Progress
10/27/12 Design, Program and Build
10/20/12 Design, Build, and Program
10/13/12 Design and Build