Monday, February 11, 2013
The Brighton High School FIRST Robotics Team will compete at Kettering University March 1-3.
The Brighton Board of Education is expected to accept a $10,000 grant from Autodesk in Novi for the Brighton High School Robotics Team to build a robot that will compete in FIRST Robotics Competitions. Per Board policy, all gifts, grants or bequests more than $1,000 have to be officially accepted by board members during a meeting. Brighton Robotics - also called BUG, as in Brighton United Geeks - is still a new team. It's rookie season was 2011, and as such, they struggle financially compared to some of the other more established teams, according to Charles Nestor, a team parent and mentor. "Last year the team was struggling and I asked what were the issues, and the main issue was money," Nestor said. "They had to take their existing …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Brighton Robotics Team Business Director Katelyn Dunaski reports from the FIRST Robotics Competition in Livonia over the weekend.
Competition started Thursday and our team was determined to do better then they did last week. We were able to engineer a more efficient arm, better capable of bringing the bridge down. This arm was a breaking point for our team. It gave our robot independence when it came to crossing the bridge. Using this to our advantage, we were able to hold onto 5th place in the majority of the qualification rounds. With 40 schools at the Livonia competition, it can be difficult to represent your school. However thankfully, we were able to proudly represent Brighton. Not only did we have flags and signs, but we brought along the Brighton Bulldog mascot suit and had various members of our team keeping our audience excited every time our robot entered …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Brighton Robotics Team Business Director Katelyn Dunaski reports from the FIRST Robotics Competition in Northville over the weekend.
Monday, March 26, 2012
On Saturday, we were able to get our robot working very well and started to gain great control of our score board. This was a hurdle that our team took great pride in overcoming. We won two out of three of our matches in the qualifiers in the morning. Unfortunately, we were not chosen to be apart of the elimination rounds. Friday was our first day of real competition. In the first match of the day, our chain that made our front right wheel work had fallen off. When the team put it back together, it was loose. We weren't able to fix the robot until around 4 p.m. In that time, we had a total of three competitions, but since we couldn't move, we had to sit out. We also missed three of our afternoon competitions as well. This was a major set …
Friday, March 23, 2012
The robotics team will compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition this weekend.
The Brighton High School Robotics Team - Brighton's United Geeks (BUG) - will compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition Rebound Rumble in Northville all day Friday and Saturday. Brighton is still a new team - it's rookie season was 2011, where they earned two awards: Rookie Inspiration award and Highest Rookie Seed Award. This season, the team has spent six weeks building a basketball hoops shooting robot. The goal is to have the robot score as many baskets as possible during matches against other teams in two minutes and 15 seconds. Robots aim at four hoops; the higher the hoop, the greater the score if the ball goes in. A match ends with robots balancing on teeter-totters in the middle of a field. Katelyn Dunaski, the team's Business …