The Fe Maidens is an all-girls FIRST FRC robotics team from the Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY. Team 2265 was founded in December 2006 in an effort to encourage girls to explore and pursue STEM fields.
We are excited to announce that PBS will be featuring a docuseries about the FeMaidens! The first of six episodes will be available on September 12th on PBS’s new online channel Indie Lens Storycast in the #1 launch slot!
We are so thankful to Killer Media for filming the documentary!
Design has almost finished CADing ALL of our mechanisms for the robot!!
Construction finished the T-plates for the transmissions, assembled the arduino box for Electronics, tested our intake mechanism, practiced engraving on the CNC, and planned out three pseudo-chassis prototypes!
Programming finished all of our code except the cascade!!! They then went over debugging technique with rookies and updated out website!
Finally, our electronics department 3-D printed a launchpad case and began CADing the electronics board!!!
Overall, we’ve had a super productive past few days!!
In the past two days, the Fe Maidens have completed a ton of work and are on schedule!
Yesterday, our programming department finished our center, left, and right autonomous code, the acquiring code, the drivetrain code, and the transmission code! They’ve also almost completed our vision code!!
Our design department finished CADing the bearing assembly for our climber and continued to finalize a climbing design!
Construction continued prototyping our various mechanisms!
Electronics worked on CADing the electronics board!!
We’re halfway through Week One and eager to get started on the mechanisms and driver training!!!
Last Saturday was FRC Kickoff!! The game , POWER UP, was announced and the Maidens immediately got to work! We spent the entire day analyzing the game videos, pouring over the rule book, and strategizing!
Design even completed a CAD of our drivetrain!!!
On Sunday, our construction team got to work and completed our chassis!
Concurrently, our design team began CADing different prototypes, one of which construction managed to complete with hand drawings!!!
We’re so excited for the remainder of the season!!!
KLRN is the local subsidy of PBS in San Antonio, Texas and has a group of SciGirls, STEM-loving 8-13-year-old girls who participate in monthly Meet Ups and online screenings. In anticipation of this month’s Meet Up with the Witte Museum to view their newest exhibition, 2theXtreme: Math Alive!, the Fe Maidens are facilitating a screening of the Iron Maidens docuseries for the SciGirls and then answering their questions in an online Q&A session.