Iron Fangs FRC Team 5986

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FIRST Robotics Team for Central Catholic HS and Providence HS

Operating as usual

06/17/2021

#texascup2021

06/17/2021

News from the UIL Robotics Texas Cup: after finishing the qualification matches in 19th place (out of 34), the Iron Fangs #5986 were selected for the 6th seed alliance in our division!

We built some of the most relevant field pieces, only to discover that the goal tower was too tall to stand upright in t...
04/03/2021

We built some of the most relevant field pieces, only to discover that the goal tower was too tall to stand upright in the Robot Hall. So we put together a simpler one to practice shooting. The painting has been moved to a safe place, and our team members enjoy shooting balls and trying to get them to land in the shelf above the goal.

03/25/2021

Got the “revolver” fixed today!

The Iron Fangs will be competing at the UIL/FIRST State Championships in June!  Here we see several of our young men lab...
03/18/2021

The Iron Fangs will be competing at the UIL/FIRST State Championships in June! Here we see several of our young men laboring over the assembly of our practice field elements-an altogether non-glamorous but necessary job. Meanwhile, one of our Lady Fangs, Elena Castro is getting her driving practice in with our robot “MOM.”

As Our Lord said to St Martha about her sister Mary, ....” she has chosen the better portion, and it shall not be denied her.”

The Iron Fangs are going to compete at the UIL FIRST State Championships in June!We have moved most of our operations to...
03/18/2021

The Iron Fangs are going to compete at the UIL FIRST State Championships in June!

We have moved most of our operations to the second floor of the band hall.

Seen here is one of our Lady Fangs, Elena Castro from Providence Catholic School practicing her driving with our robot, “MOM.” Meanwhile, some of our young men (including Elena’s brother, Nick) labor at the more mundane task of assembling our practice field pieces. As Our Lord said to St. Martha of her sister Mary... “she has chosen the better portion, and it shall not be denied her.”

09/30/2020

Meeting times for the 2020-21 school year are as follows:

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, 3:45-5:00PM in Room 275 (the engineering/robotics suite).

09/26/2020

Iron Fangs team meeting times are now established as Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:00.

Welcome back to a great new year at Central Catholic, and a great new season of  Iron Fangs Robotics!
08/17/2020

Welcome back to a great new year at Central Catholic, and a great new season of Iron Fangs Robotics!

10/13/2019

Rest in peace Woodie Flowers. You will be missed.

Proud of the Fangs. Less than 24 hours since the main part of the chassis was done and they have the electronics in. Wit...
09/18/2019

Proud of the Fangs. Less than 24 hours since the main part of the chassis was done and they have the electronics in. With the control systems in it weighs in at 34.8 lbs (sans battery). Hoping to have the code loaded tonight. The programming team says it "should" work. Looking forward to it.

Off season H-Drive Chassis waiting for electronics. Weighs in at 26.2 lbs. 30 in x 30 in foot print. rails are made from...
09/17/2019

Off season H-Drive Chassis waiting for electronics. Weighs in at 26.2 lbs. 30 in x 30 in foot print. rails are made from 1" x 1" x .125" extrusion. Gearboxes water jet by one of the best sponsors a team can have Eureka Sheet Metal. Can't wait to see it run!

Building and testing a new H-Drive for the off season.
09/12/2019

Building and testing a new H-Drive for the off season.

Training robot main chassis. Proud of the Fangs.
06/08/2019

Training robot main chassis. Proud of the Fangs.

Rest in Peace Kendrick Castillo. A true inspiration.
05/08/2019

Rest in Peace Kendrick Castillo. A true inspiration.

On Tuesday, the FIRST community lost one of its own. We are heartbroken by the death of Kendrick Castillo, a victim of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting in Littleton, Colorado. Kendrick was a member of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4418, STEM IMPULSE, of which his father is Lead Mentor. Our hearts go out to Kendrick’s family and friends, and to all affected by the shooting. FIRST stands with Team 4418 and the entire Littleton community during this incredibly difficult time.

Bag & Tag
02/20/2019

Bag & Tag

Assembling the H-drive module. Yay progress!
01/21/2019

Assembling the H-drive module. Yay progress!

Prototyping a cargo grabber, building a drive frame, and smiling for some reason....
01/09/2019

Prototyping a cargo grabber, building a drive frame, and smiling for some reason....

...and so it begins. Figuring out the Deep Space challenge and waiting to eat lunch!
01/05/2019

...and so it begins. Figuring out the Deep Space challenge and waiting to eat lunch!

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Core 4 STEM at UTSA, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and robots...
11/05/2018

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Core 4 STEM at UTSA, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and robots...

Drawing in our Principal (Stephen Walswick) and Finance Director (Michael Gaffney) to the radical fun of FIRST Robotics ...
09/22/2018

Drawing in our Principal (Stephen Walswick) and Finance Director (Michael Gaffney) to the radical fun of FIRST Robotics Challenge!

Matt Hernandez plays the long game when it comes to recruiting for the young women's drive team.
09/22/2018

Matt Hernandez plays the long game when it comes to recruiting for the young women's drive team.

Recruiting for our girl's drive team at the tailgate....
09/22/2018

Recruiting for our girl's drive team at the tailgate....

New school year. New faces. New challenges. Same old shop!It's good to be back in the swing of things!
08/21/2018

New school year. New faces. New challenges. Same old shop!

It's good to be back in the swing of things!

The elements, in haiku
08/11/2018
The elements, in haiku

The elements, in haiku

An interactive review of the periodic table -- composed of 119 haiku

08/05/2018
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Over 90,000 teens gather from around the world for a sporting event like no other — competitive robotics.

Learn more about FIRST Robotics on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: https://itsh.bo/2mXxd0R

Well, when Barbie starts doing robots, you know it's a happening thing!
07/06/2018

Well, when Barbie starts doing robots, you know it's a happening thing!

Representation is so important! I want one of these awesome dolls. 😍

Hosting our friends, The Rosbots on our new practice field. Preparing for the T.R.I.Thanks to The Rosbots, Ms Mary Baugh...
06/14/2018

Hosting our friends, The Rosbots on our new practice field. Preparing for the T.R.I.

Thanks to The Rosbots, Ms Mary Baughmann, and our own Mr. Morales for the field pieces, and thanks of course to our ever-supportive administrative team and facilities manager for the space!

Home, sweet home. For the next four days...
04/18/2018

Home, sweet home. For the next four days...

Unloading......
04/18/2018

Unloading......

Welcome to Houston! About to unload. Taking a first look at the competition.....
04/18/2018

Welcome to Houston! About to unload. Taking a first look at the competition.....

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