Monthly Archives: February 2014

First award of the season!

Pretty cool news – lead engineer Danny Blau was selected as the winner of the 2014 CollegeMentors.org Inspire Award winner for the Technology, Manufacturing, and Engineering category.  Danny has worked tirelessly with the CyberCard students to create our 2014 entry. … Continue reading

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Tidbits and Shortcuts – Wings

I’d like to take some time to discuss some of the tricks we’ve utilized in the design of this robot. First, let’s talk about the wings. We found that the best compression for the ball in a wheeled shooter is … Continue reading

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Saturday of Bag Day

Long day! FRC 1529 is glad we have a group of dedicated mentors and students who are willing to take the time to finish the 10% we have left. The arms are together and the team will be finalizing the wiring … Continue reading

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Final Assembly

FRC 1529 is in the home stretch! The super structure has been mounted, the arms are being assembled, and the programmers are working with the chassis. The team is expecting to have a long Saturday meeting to finalize everything. We’ll keep updating … Continue reading

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So close!

Almost all the parts are back from the fabricators (Thanks EstesDM!) We spent Wednesday evening testing the fits, finalizing our bumpers, tweaking the parts, and everybody’s favorite activity, filing edges! Some of the parts have already been anodized; the rest will … Continue reading

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Chairman’s Essay

Chairman’s Essay “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them”. This iconic quote was spoken by Malvolio in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. Much like the quote states, the CyberCards, FRC team 1529, strives to capture … Continue reading

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CAD Team- FRC Weight Watchers

Just like in high-end sports cars, things get more expensive when you add lightness to the base model. This year the team has worked hard to make sure we have the strongest, most complete system possible to play Aerial Assist! … Continue reading

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