Week of May 16th-20th

The BSM RKRS team has been very busy during our last sprint. Our MechE team has been working on revising the manipulator arm, while converting all the files from OnShape to SolidWorks files. They are also working on the power distribution for the robot. The Design team has been working on the accelerometer for the gimble which will eventually be attached to the robot. The FabCon team has been testing and working on different gear ratios and gearbox options. They are also working on redesigning the control base. The Programming team has been working on learning more programming language.

We had a final morning meeting this morning, (picture attached later), because we only have 3 more days left of school. Have a good summer, updates to come later!

Week of May 2nd – 6th

This week has been very busy, since we started a new sprint for the first half of May. MarComm has been working on improving this blog, and improving the BSM RKRS presence on social media. This week, the MechE team is working on researching electrical power distribution: looking for off the shelf possibilities, or maybe creating a DIY option. They are also working to try to figure out the power requirements for optimal battery life for the robot. The TestOp team team has been working on creating the hurdles which are required for the mobility task at RoboCup. The programming team is still learning and perfecting their knowledge of programming and focusing on making sure all members of their team understand how to program our robot. The design team, our largest team, has been working on connecting and testing the sensors required for a successful RoboCup competition. They also have been working on setting up a new router, and designing more possibilities of a manipulator arm that would be the best for our robot.

Only 13 more school days until summer, and only 52 days until we leave for Leipzig!

Have a good weekend, more updates to come!

Week of April 25th – April 29th

Hello! This week as been very busy, as we have ended a sprint. The BSM RKRS polo shirts have arrived [pictured below], and the MarComm team has been working on distributing them to team members, as well as working on a list of grants to apply for, and the application for these grants. IMG_9624

Our MechE team has been working on the robotic arm design to complete tasks for RoboCup such as turning a door handle. These tasks will be crucial for completion while at RoboCup. They are also working on designing a hybrid gyroscope for a LIDAR system. Our TestOps team has been working with electrical components of the robot to attempt to figure out the power requirements. They are also engrossed in developing components for the new tread systems. The FabCon team has been working on developing new gears and calculating new gear ratios for the new treads, but once completed will work on gears for a timing belt. The Design team has been working on a new claw design to work with the robotic arm that the MechE team has been perfecting. They are also working on incorporating the gimbal with a LIDAR system, and making the gimbal electric. A huge step for the Programming team, and the rest of the squad, this week has been driving the robot for the first time [with a video below].

Have a good week!


Welcome to the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red KnightWelcome to the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knight RoboRescue Squad’s website. We are working to perfect a robot which will compete in the 2017 RoboCup competition in Nagoya, Japan in July, 2017. Our robot will eventually be fully autonomous with on-board computation. Our robot is designed to be semi-autonomous with the ability to perform dexterity and manipulation tasks, and to traverse advanced terrain. You can view our team and some of our links on this website.