1/19/16-2nd Tuesday of Build Season

Today Dawgma members continued prototyping different parts of their robot. The parts specifically prototyped today for scaling. The purpose of this prototyping is so members can base design decisions on more real-world grounds rather than pure guesswork. Dawgma members also displayed their prototypes to the rest of the club. They discussed design pros and cons that came out in […]

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1/18/16-Optional MLK Meeting

Today Dawgma had a short optional meeting to  prepare for the upcoming week. Taking advantage of some extra work time, Dawgma members worked on awards, building field elements, and configuring the new radio. Because the meeting was short, there was no family dinner today. Dawgma members, however, were still excited to start their second week of build […]

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1/14/16-First Thursday Build Day

Today Dawgma members finished their need-want-wish list and started the actual design of their robot-namely on the different options for contraptions that would best achieve the items on their list. Members got into groups to discuss and later presented their ideas to the club as a whole. Members got to enjoy their second family dinner […]

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1/12/16 First Late Dawgma Day

Today, new Dawgma members experienced their first late 8’clock Dawgma build day, while Dawgma veterans eagerly invited the experience back into their lives. Dawgma members reviewed rules and point allocations for the game, Stronghold, in order to determine basic strategies for their soon-to-become robot. Members argued tirelessly for different strategies and advantages and disadvantages of […]

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About Us

Dawgma 1712 is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team based in Ardmore Pennsylvania. Operating on our four legs of Passion, Perseverance, Leadership, and Community, Dawgma strives to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Every member is focused on spreading FIRST’s message and strengthening STEM education in every way possible. The team has run Jr. […]

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Our Mentors

Dawgma is guided and inspired by its mentors, both past and present. This is a complete list of all the amazing individuals who have volunteered their time to assist us over the years. Current Mentors: Alex Model 2019 – Present Alex Model works with Comcast and has experience with electrical and programming. He helps team […]

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Resources

Some useful pages: FIRST Official Website The Blue Alliance Sponsorship Package Summer Camp Kit 2016-2017 Manual Chief Delphi Robot In 3 Days

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Our Principles

The Four Legs Upon Which We Stand… Passion: Transforming curiosity into excitement Leadership: Developing socially responsible leaders for the 21st century Perseverance: Design is an iterative process; Culture change takes time Community: Strengthening team awareness and fostering connections

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Our Robots

2006 – Dawgma I : The team’s 1st ever competition robot – named accordingly. Dawgma 1 qualified for world championships because of its strong autonomous mode and fast low goal dumper. 2007 – Deuce : Our second robot, named for its performance of two tasks, lifting game pieces quickly to deposit on the rung and […]

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