Half Way There

Half Way There

Week three has come to an end, but the wheels have not stopped turning. This week the media team began to design a banner and flag, as well as created buttons to hand out during the competition. The mechanical team drafted up the robot, and continued to test and perfect the high goal shooter. The […]

Week Two

Week Two

This week TechKnowLogic kicked into gear working on prototypes and designs. The mechanical team drew up the parts of the robot, and prototyped a bigger and better high goal shooter. After the electrical team wired up everything we own, they went into discussion over deciding between air compressors and motors to power mechanisms of robot. […]

The Beginnings of a Robot

The Beginnings of a Robot

This Monday TechKnowLogic celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. day by working on our robot. After building the rest of the game obstacles, the mechanical team went to work on the first prototype of our high ball shooter and gear mechanism. The ball shooter needs some work, as it currently only shoots a couple of feet […]

FIRST Kick Off

FIRST Kick Off

Last Saturday team #6484 attended their very first FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff. Teams from around the area sat in a Rensselaer lecture hall hearing inspiring words from large sponsors of FIRST, like General Electric, Globalfoundries, and National Grid, awaiting the game challenge reveal. This year the competition plays off the addition of the letter A, for art, to STEM […]

Tech Valley FIRST Grant

Tech Valley FIRST Grant

We have received a grant from Tech Valley FIRST ( For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization which is funded in part by GLOBALFOUNDRIES, GE, National Grid, and many other capital district companies. We were awarded the Rookie Grant at GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Open House on November 10th. The grant will be used to pay […]