RoboDawgs VEX Season Starting Soon

Wow! More than 70 students attended the student kickoff meeting! The 2018-2019 VEX season will be starting soon. Teams will be formed within the next couple of weeks.

A new game (Turning Point) and new hardware (the V5) should make this great, yet challenging, season! For more information about our VEX program, please click on the What We Do menu item.

RoboDawgs Design

 

Starting with a piece of paper and a writing utensil, our team knows the first step in the competition is to document the design on paper.   Once the design is approved, we can build a parts list and submit a parts request.   Then, we can build…

RoboDawgs Build

We build machines to compete in a game.  The game changes every year, as do the requirements of the robot size depending on the competition type.  There is trial and error in our process and that is ok.  We take an iterative process to building a machine to compete at the highest level.

RoboDawgs Program

Metal fastened together is only part of the solution.  We have to program our robots to move with a controller one of our drive team members controls, but also during autonomous parts of the competition where the driver has no control of the robot.

RoboDawgs Give Back

To be a member of the team, we must mentor the next generation of RoboDawgs.  We work with teams of elementary and middle school age members to teach them how to design, build and program their robots to compete.

Hey RoboDawg families and friends – want a FREE way to make a donation to the RoboDawgs? Through November 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the normal amount) to the RoboDawgs when you shop on Amazon.

Smile is Amazon’s way of supporting non-profit organizations with a percentage of your purchases donated directly to your organization of choice. To use Smile, go to smile.amazon.com and pick the Grandville Academic Team Boosters as your organization to support. You can then use to smile.amazon.com, www.amazon.com, or use your mobile app to shop and place items in your cart. When you want to checkout though, remember to go to smile.amazon.com, everything will still be in your cart, and check out like normal. That’s it! Money will be automatically donated to the RoboDawgs. Thanks for your support!

RoboDawgs are high school students who design, build, and program robots to compete in robotics competitions.