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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Day 17: new wheelsWe received our Fairlane wheels in the male today. These are the 20A Nitrile durasoft wheels.They hold the cube far better than the our previous attempts.- Spectrum"If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success." - Malcolm X [Read More]

Day 16: Virtual 4 Bar Intake ClipsIntake prototypes are finally running, took a little longer than we wanted with the ice days last week. It's working well for most cube orientations but we still aren't full go on this version of the intake. PhotoGrabbing a cubeIntaking a c [Read More]

Day 15: More CADHook geometry to starting to take shape. We love this video by Adam Heard and 973 for designing pneumatic linkages. Drive train is moving along, it now has a belly pan and more holesArm pivot is more flushed out, we'll be using a colson dead hub [Read More]

Day 14Drive TrainDrive train CAD is starting to progress. We'll get the gearboxes and belly pan on over the weekend, and start working on the mounting points for the A F-frame. IntakeThe prototype virtual 4 bar intake is progressing, but we still have [Read More]

Day 13: Intake motion and Drive Train SpeedsWe did have our first meeting back after the winter storm. Most of the team spent the day at Memorial Hermann Hospital getting a tour of the new "da Vinci Xi® Surgical System." We were able to see real world applications for the technology [Read More]

Day 12: Second Ice DayWe couldn't meet Tuesday or Wednesday this due to hazardous road conditions and closed highways.We are too the stage we call Block CAD. None of parts are how they would actually be manufactured but they are more than just two D sketches. If we h [Read More]

Day 11: Ice day in Houston, this is weirdWe actually didn't meet for the first time in recent memory. The roads were iced and we have a deep freeze for over 24 hrs which rarely happens in Houston.Since we can't work on our prototypes, we wrote out our entire current robot plan als [Read More]

Day 10: Wooden ChassisQuick update again today. We are continuing some of the testing and finally deciding on a drive train. We didn't want to rush into our drive train design this year as we knew it could change a lot based on our robot design.We still have some tes [Read More]

Day 9: Climber Progress and Intake Prototype CADJust a short update of what we are working on. Our current plan is to have two seperate climbing methods depending on if we need to lift a partner or if we can climb alone.With a partner we will use our fork lift and winch to lift both our robots at [Read More]

Day 8: MCCC and lifting prototypes continueLifting PrototypesWe purchased a lever chain hoist this morning so that we could test different lifting concepts without having a robot cable of lifting another just quite yet.Keeping a partner level is definitly going to be a challenge. We are going [Read More]