World Championship-4/25-4/29

Dawgma has gone to world championship 3 times in its 11 year competition history. The first time was in 2009 and the second time was in 2007. World Championship is comprised of 8 different fields, each named after famous scientists like Newton, Hopper, Carver, Tesla, etc. Like the other competitions, the top 8 ranked teams […]

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Takes A Licking And Keeps On Ticking-MAR CHAMPS-4/14-4/16

In the 1950s, TimeX launched a new ad campaign with the slogan “takes a licking and keeps on ticking” was a reference to how durable the watches were. This past weekend, after watching Sleipnir enthusiastically defend its tower and smash (sometimes literally as seen with a broken Sally Port), a judge walked by 1712’s pit […]

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Westtown Competition-4/1-4/3

This weekend Dawgma went to Westtown High School for our 2nd district competition. Dawgma started out strong, winning its first three matches and making a high score that wouldn’t be beat until a much later qualification match. Unfortunately, after the third match Sleipnir started having issues again. A quick note: a gear should have teeth, […]

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3/18-3/20-Springside Chestnut Hill Competition

This weekend Dagwma went to its first District competition at Spirngside-Chestnut Hill academy. It was absolutely amazing to see all the parents who came out to see a bit of what the past 6 weeks of building had resulted in. Unfortunately the day started a bit shaky when Sleipnir lost communications and a badly stripped gear […]

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3/15/16-Un-Bag Day

Today Dawgma un-bagged Sleipnir for 3 out of their total 6 hour allotted un-bag time pre-competition. Drivers practiced driving, programmers tested autonomous, and MechEs fined tuned Sleipnir in between resetting the practice elements. Even when food arrived, Sleipnir was never left alone. Members took turns of who ate dinner and who worked on Sleipnir. Every minute […]

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3/9/16-Barbacoa Fundraiser

Today Dawgma had its second annual Barbacoa fundraiser. It was great seeing team members and their families, friends from other teams, and others from LMSD. The fundraiser was extremely successful and Dawgma raised almost double what it did last year! Thanks to everyone who came out and remembered to mention Dawgma’s name!

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3/4/16-Hatboro Horsham

Today, Dawgma members went to MAR’s Hatboro Horsham competition! Dawgma didn’t go to compete, but rather to help out their fellow MAR teams with scouting. These teams were 2495, 5181, and rookie team 5938! This competition not only allowed Dawgma the advantage of a chance to test out their scouting system at a real event and find unforeseen […]

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2/26/16-Break Day

For the first time in 6 weeks, Dawgma members were able to go home and sleep and catch up on work.  

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2/23/16-Tonight Is The Night

Tuesday, February 23. Bag Day. It has finally arrived. Today Dawgma worked to enjoy their last few hours of unrestricted robot time. Once the robot goes in the bag, Dawgma only gets 6 hours of unbag time before their next competition: Springside Chestnut Hill. This does not include our withholding allowance of 30 lb. Dawgma […]

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2/22/16-Down to the wire

One day until bag day, (or 24 hours or 1,450 minutes or 87,000 seconds): The mechanical team made the arm motors not bend and destroy themselves anymore. YAY! There were designs in CAD about different radio mounts, and how they will be packaged/placed. We added more support to the arm, and protection for the portcullis. Today we […]

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