2022-2023 SEASON

  • September 10, 2022

    FTC Power Play Season Kickoff

  • September 30, 2022

    YSummit Robotics Expo in AT&T Stadium

    September 30, 2022

  • November 12, 2022

    Austin Metro League (AML) Meet 1

  • December 10, 2022

    Austin Metro League (AML) Meet 2

    December 10, 2022

  • January 14, 2023

    Austin Metro League (AML) Meet 3

  • January 28, 2023

    Austin Metro League (AML) Championship Tournament

    January 28, 2023

  • February 5, 2023

    Semi-Final Regional Championship

  • February 25-26, 2023

    Central Texas (CenTex) Regional Championship

    February 25-26, 2023

  • March 4, 2023

    LightSaders Rookie Invitational

  • March 24-26, 2023

    FTC Texas State Championship

    March 24-26, 2023

  • April 1, 2023

    TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) State Championship

About Our Robot

This year our process of designing our robot has been very thought out. We spent almost two weeks designing, planning, and analyzing every game’s strategic aspect. Our robot is designed with efficiency in mind and minimizes time spent intaking and out-taking. Our intake is a pass-through intake instead of a claw so we can get in and out of the terminal very quickly and not be in the way of teammates. We accomplish this efficiency with compliant wheels on flexible mounts that pull the cone into a slot in the middle of the robot. Our outtake mechanism picks up the cone from inside the robot and has a chain-driven flipping bar that lets us deliver on the other side from the intake. A servo allows for a “wrist-like” movement and lets us orient our cone in any way. Our drivetrain has 4 Omni wheels and is powered by vertical motors that allow for maximum space efficiency.

Rookie Invitational Event

In the beginning of the season, we noticed that many rookie teams only compete for one season.  We organized our Rookie Invitational to give first and second year programs the opportunity to compete in a tournament tailored to their needs.  Our goal was to boost engagement in FIRST and inspire these inexperienced teams to continue their FIRST journey.  On March 4, the Lightsaders will present our Rookie Invitational, featuring alliance selection, elimination matches, judged awards, and a volunteer staff made up of veteran FTC team members.
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