Archive for the ‘Robotics’ Category

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

Robotics: The continuous struggle at making a robot work

By Cian Meier-Gast Robotics is a constant struggle. You can work on a singular part of a robot for hours just to find out when you’re done that it won’t actually work and you have to take it apart again. The lab is pretty simple. Each team has their own cabinets with all of their […]

Robotics Girls Help Recruit More Females into Science

Robotics Girls Help Recruit More Females into Science

By Lexi Flockhart  Since the early stages, the field of science has been dominated by men. Robotics, a competitive club with three teams at MVHS, is also struck with the problem of attracting female members. It’s important to have girls on the team, as the more girls there are helps the team get more points. […]

Robotics Team Competes at State Today

Robotics Team Competes at State Today

By Morgan Reilly Mount Vernon High School’s robotics team 458 competes at the state meet today in Coralville. Video of live streams and scores can be viewed at this link: http://firstinspiresiowa.org/. Team 458 is in the Black Division. At regionals, the team combated a few problems. Their robot named “Big Bob” had a variety of issues and a […]

Team 458 on to State

By Breanna Jones On February 6th, Team 458 Born to be Wired traveled to Davenport to compete against 25 teams, gaining third place. In this season, the team has gotten first place in three out of five meets. “Going into it, I felt kind of nervous,” sophomore Becky Fishbein said, “But I was also kind […]

Robotics team 458 advances to state tourament

Robotics team 458 advances to state tourament

  Mount Vernon’s FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics teams competed Saturday, Feb. 6, in one of Iowa’s League Championship Tournaments held in Davenport. Out of 25 robotics teams competing, Mount Vernon’s team 458 was one of 5 teams that will advance to the FTC-Iowa State Tournament which will be held March 5 at the Coralville […]

MVHS Robotics Undefeated

MVHS Robotics Undefeated

Story by Breanna Jones At the home meet Thursday, team 458 went undefeated, winning all five matches, while team 3549 had three wins and two losses. “It’s hard to go undefeated in the second meet,” sophomore Emma Ault from team 458 said. “We usually don’t go undefeated until the fourth or fifth meet.” Team 458 […]

Robotics Team 3549 Competes at Super Regionals

Robotics Team 3549 Competes at Super Regionals

Mount Vernon’s team 3549, Born To Be Wired!, competed yesterday  at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. After 6 matches, was 4 – 2 and in 10 place out of the 32 teams in their diviision. SaturdaySchedule: Qualification matches begin:    9:00 am Alliance selection: 10:30 Semi-final matches 11:30 Final matches: 1:30 Finals 3:00 Event Live Stream The links […]

Robotics Club Works Hard to Compete

Robotics Club Works Hard to Compete

Mount Vernon hosts meet tonight (Dec. 18) at Community Bible Church beginning at 5:30 By Isaiah Exley-Schuman Whirrs and clicks and ticks can be heard around the laboratory, muffled by the sound of circular saws and grinding gears in the background as a group of eleven people huddle around a whiteboard fighting for the best […]

Team Activate Go Initiative Advances to Regional Tournament

Team Activate Go Initiative Advances to Regional Tournament

The FTC-Iowa State Robotics Tournament was held Saturday, February 22nd at the Coralville Hotel and Convention Center. Forty-two Iowa teams and six teams from neighboring states competed. They were all hoping for one of the 15 spots that will be awarded to the FTC North Regional Tournament which will be held in 15,400 seat Carver […]

Both Robotics Teams Qualify for State

Both Robotics Teams Qualify for State

The two robotics teams from Mount Vernon High School competed Saturday, Nov. 16, in an FTC-Iowa qualifying tournament held in Mount Vernon. Out of the 24 teams competing, only 4 earned a spot at the upcoming state tournament. Two of those spots went to Mount Vernon’s teams and each received a major award from a […]