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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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]

2019 Day 11: Climber DevelopmentClimberThe idea for our climber came from sforbes' youtube video below.Since then he has posted another video that is actually closer to what we are really working on.Here are some of the current sketches of our climbing mechanism.We are plannin [Read More]

2019 Day 10Cargo MechanismThis will hold the cargo on the elevator. The mechanism will intake it from the over the bumper ball mechanism. The tilt of this mechanism lets us start the cargo on the elevator higher reducing the amount of height we need to in our e [Read More]

2019 Day 9: InspirationAs we start bring our ideas to life in CAD there have been a few robots that we keep coming back to for inspiration.GUS FRC#228 - 2011CAD DownloadGUS' 2011 robot featured a great chain driven cascading lift and a simple wrist intake. We have bee [Read More]

2019 Day 8: Allenless Part 2Progress ReportThe team spent the majority of their time in the lab today tuning their subsystem designs.Sheet Metal DeadlineThe subsystems that require sheet metal are really trying to meet next week's deadline and are hammering out the last bi [Read More]

AllenlessToday was no ordinary day of build season for Spectrum. It was our first of two days without our Lead Mentor, Allen Gregory. Sadly, FIRST Headquarters has claimed him for the weekend for LRI training. Despite Allen’s absence, we were still a [Read More]

2019 Day 6: Spectrum MCCOne of the projects we have added this year is building an MCC robot with some our new students. This gives us the ability to have them build, wire, and program a robot before the design for our actual 2019 robot is complete. It's also lets us h [Read More]