We are a High School Engineering and FIRST Robotics Competition Team from St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory located in Houston, Texas. Spectrum focuses on introducing students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) while enriching our members, schools, community, and the world. Thank you to our Sponsors for your support.

We are a High School Engineering and FIRST Robotics Competition Team from St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory located in Houston, Texas. Spectrum focuses on introducing students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) while enriching our members, schools, community, and the world. Thank you to our Sponsors for your support.

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We have been making progress. The practice bot is operational but all the mechanisms are still getting tweaked. The competition robot is getting wired and the competition cargo mechanism and hatch mechanism still need to be built. The climber is also [Read More]

2019 Day 34: CAD UpdateWe are progressing nicely though our design and build. The practice bot is just about ready to have its first test runs after we bring up all the electronics (assign CAN IDs, update firmware, etc). The wooden plates will become plastic as we finalize [Read More]

2019: Week 4 RecapIn  week 4 we received our first sheet metal parts of the season. Huge thank you to our sponsor Solarcraft Inc, for their continued support of our team with their generous donation of sheet metal parts each season.We have more photos and video of the [Read More]

The theme of our two Cargo manipulation groups for the past two weeks has been "EVERYTHING IS CHANGING!"This has been said at least once every other day about both our intake and the mechanism that wills store it and spit it out in to the r [Read More]

2019 Day 18: CAD releaseWe are releasing the STEP file for the 3 subsystems that we sent off to be laser cut this morning.Spectrum 2019 CAD Progress 1-22-19You can view it online in the grabcad file viewer. Grabcad doesn't interact with native Solidworks 2018 files lik [Read More]

2019 Day 16 & 17: CAD and DrawingsWe spent the long weekend getting the drive train, elevator, and climber ready to be sent off to our sponsor Solarcraft Inc. for laser cutting and bending.For each part we have to make sure the part is created properly with the correct bend deduction [Read More]

2019 Day 15: Cargo Intake PrototypeWe have spent some time putting together a more complete intake prototype. Our protopipe system has been a huge help with this. The same frame we used for the original prototype has been able to be rapidly modified in multiple ways to continue it [Read More]

2019 Day 14: Elevator ElevatorThe elevator on this year's robot is a simple two stage cascading chain lift. Nothing too complicated. The cargo floor intake raises the ball to 15" from the floor with the elevator completely down so that we only need to lift ~63 [Read More]

2019 Day 13: Cargo Mechanism ProtopipeWe have been successfully using Protopipe this season to test our cargo designs. It has let us make rapid iterations.Today we quickly added a bottom roller to help eject cargo further than we were before. On the real design this bottom roller may be [Read More]

2019 Day 12: CAD UpdatesCAD UpdatesWe still have a lot of work to do before this design is ready for production but we are solving a lot of the problems and getting closer to production. None of our subsystems have made any large changes it's just more and more develop [Read More]