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Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - "Bag Day" Grover's Automated Journal System v2.6a 3:30pm My friends and makers entered the workshop. Some reached for Rice Crispy Treats, some grabbed pretzels, some took a Cliff Bar, and some went straight to work. My wires are a little out of place. A few zip ties and I'll be alright. 4:30pm My sight is a little blurry. My...
The sun beams onto the turf as whispers of excitement border the sidelines. These muffled sounds wrestle with the upbeat tunes pouring out of the loudspeakers onto the field. Aromas of pizza and popcorn waft into the playing area, intermingled with the faint odor of stress and perspiration from the coaches hovering over their players. Two teams line up...
There’s always that one present under the tree. You know the one. It’s got that special reflective sheen all the way around the rectangular box, and a wide red ribbon trimmed in gold foil. You eyeballed it the first day it magically appeared under the tree in your living room. When you get up in the morning and slink...
The robot, carried by its specially fabricated wheels, drives against the unrelenting mountain, struggling to climb.  A T-shaped robotic arm swings down using gears to carefully lower it into position.  The team manipulating its controls, the robot triggers switches on the side of the mountain to gain points.  In the hectic last 30 seconds, the robot swiftly maneuvers its arm...
As the many Jesuit Robotics students furiously used a Computer Aided Design program, otherwise know as CAD, a few stand out. These students are not making the numerous amount of parts that the lab usually makes. Instead, these students are making ornaments for Christmas. Ornaments designed and printed, cut, or assembled in the lab create a unique environment in...
As the new school year jitters begin to disappear from many clubs and sports around Jesuit, one club in particular prepares for a competition not of strength, muscle, or even the ability to manipulate a ball. Instead, the Jesuit Robotics team builds for an intense season of competition characterized by the ability to maneuver a robot, the process of trial-and-error,...
The rushing wind from the chariots, cheering from the audience, and adrenaline pumping through veins of every member helps to rebirth a well-loved Jesuit tradition every year. Chariots, from the Roman Circus Maximus, now race across the heated asphalt of a high school track field. In only seconds, the chariots pass the finish line and excitement breaks loose in...
On February 17, a minute before midnight, the defending champion Team 2848 Jesuit All Sparks finalized their "groundbreaking build season as they bagged another tournament robot," according to club moderator Mr. Michael Couvillon. Reflecting on the season, he mentioned that with this year came "a more thorough prototyping process supported by an arsenal of fabrication machinery. The CNC laser...

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