SparkFun AVC was in Boulder County from September 7th to 9th. Our RoboRacing and BattleBots three pounder team competed in the AVC Classic Collegiate division and Combat Bot Beetleweight division respectively.
Sedani performed the best out of the collegiate teams, netting us a first-place medal in the Speed Demon event.
Three pounder Chewii fought hard and won a match before falling to electrical issues.
RoboRacing’s hard work over the past year led to improvements on Bigolii, but a day full of unforeseen issues prevented Bigolii from finishing the Autonomous Car Wars event.
We’re excited to improve our designs and come back next year!
You can learn more about Sparkfun AVC and view this year’s results at avc.sparkfun.com.
Hackaday featured us in their coverage of the 10th Anniversary of SparkFun AVC! Watch the video below:
We use Slack for most of our day to day communications. You can join our Slack workspace by going to robojackets.slack.com/signup and creating an account using your @gatech.edu email.
We are participating in Robot in 1 Weekend this weekend, September 8th and September 9th. If you’re interested in helping out to build an FTC robot in 36 hours, sign up here.
Throughout the following week, all teams will be holding new member meetings where each subteam will present their work in finer detail, and you will have a chance to interact with returning members corresponding to your subteam of choice. Feel free to attend multiple sessions and explore everything our teams have to offer!
We look forward to working with all of you. Welcome to the RoboJackets family!
RoboJackets is hosting our two General Interest meetings (September 4th and 5th) to give you all the information you need to know to join RoboJackets. Both meetings will start at 6pm in Howey L3 and are identical, so you should only attend a single session.
There will be FREE PIZZA and robots galore. During the meeting, each of our 5 teams will present their projects and show you how to get involved.
After the presentation, current members from each team will be around to answer questions.
Please RSVP with one of the buttons below so we can get an accurate headcount! If you already RSVPed elsewhere, you do not need to do so again.
It’s been a busy summer for RoboJackets! Here’s a quick recap of what our teams have been up to since the end of the Spring semester:
BattleBots competed at RoboGames in Pleasanton, CA in early May. 120 lb vertical spinner Mandiii went 4-2 and took second place after only losing matches to the first place robot. Mandiii has been a focus of iterative design starting in 2012, and we were excited to celebrate years of hard work with our highest placement in competition to date.
IGVC performed at its highest level in 6 years, earning second place out of approximately 40 teams in the design competition and being one of the 11 teams to qualify out of the 36 present. This performance was thanks to their exceptional team effort to get a functional robot within a single year.
RoboRacing competed at the annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition this June, entering their new and improved small autonomous car, Sedani. Sedani successfully navigated the drag race autonomously, but faced some difficulties on the circuit race. Their mechanical and electrical systems are stable and the team is poised to be successful at the upcoming Sparkfun AVC in Colorado.
RoboCup significantly improved this year, successfully passing at this year’s competition in Montreal. They ended with two wins, two ties, and two losses, moving from last to 5th in their division. After competition, the team developed a working chipper prototype.
All of our competitive teams learned a lot from their competitions, and we are very excited to begin improving our robots for next year!
Last month we competed in the All Japan Sumo-Robot Tournament. We were honored to have the opportunity to represent the US in this international competition. We also are thankful to have met Mr. Hiroshi Nozawa, the chairman of Fujisoft, host of the competition.
Meeting Mr. Hiroshi Nozawa, the chairman of Fujisoft, host of the competition.