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FRC Team 1418 - George Mason High School

2019 Robot

Our current robot (side view). This shows us working on our robot.

The 2019 game's throwback to the Apollo 11 landing 50 years before provides a certain challenge for our team. It involves placing large balls and hatches into different locations on the field. To get a more detailed description of the game, see the official video reveal.

Robot Abilities

Just like in previous years, we used Python for our robot code. In addition to our robot code, we developed a dashboard for our touchscreen driver station. It is written in JavaScript/HTML/CSS, and communicates with the robot through a python-based tornado server. It is based on the FRCDashboard framework we developed in 2016.

We drive using a pilot-copilot operating system, with one driver controlling robot motion and the other controlling all other robot functions. This allows each driver to control their own independent task, making operating the robot more efficient.

As usual, our code is open source, and can be found on our GitHub organization. Here are some quick links:

Competition Performance

We will be competing in two competitions this year at Battlefield HS (March 1-3) and at Oxon Hill HS (March 22-24). You can find out more about our competition performance and schedule on our Blue Alliance page, and look out for videos about our competitions on our YouTube page.