Robotics, Where Steel Flies

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - By: Brayden G, Rogers ‘19; Photo by Zach L, Ellis '19

The Brentwood Robotics Club is one of the smaller arts at the school, but we’re just as busy. Tucked under the stairs in the Centre for Art and Humanities building, we craft bots that could either lift you off the ground or give your Audi R8 a run for its money.

Mr Doehler is the perfect teacher to have for this program as he designs unique challenges for us. So far we’ve done a time trial race which helped us understand how to build robots and how to control them. 

Recently we’ve been learning about properly gearing a robot to create an equal balance of speed and torque. To demonstrate our knowledge of this, Mr. Doehler is setting up a drag race in the gym: fastest robot wins. The race is mostly to help us get a basic understanding of speed. After this test we have a sumo challenge which will help us with understand torque, which is essentially the power you get out of the robot. 

Truthfully, I’m not sure if he wants us to enjoy the robots or learn how to control them before they eventually become our sovereign overlords. 

Brayden G, Rogers ‘19

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