ViperBots Valor

FIRST Robotics Team 6800, ViperBots Valor, from Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas, USA

Vandegrift High School’s Robotics Program, Viperbots was established in 2010 in the North Austin area and has been highly successful over the past 9 years. By the end of 2016, the program had established seven FTC teams. However, at the end of the 2017 school year, the ViperBots sponsors and ViperBots Friends and Family announced that they were finally introducing their first FRC team to the program. This was revolutionary considering that the program had been primarily focused on the FIRST Tech Challenge. We are so excited to be a part of the FIRST Robotics Competition for our third year and hope to use our experience to lay a strong foundation for future ViperBot Valor generations.
January 5, 2019


Valor kicked off the 2019 FRC season with the release of this years game, Destination: Deep Space

January 7-12, 2019

Week 1 Recap

At the end of week 1, 6800 has finished rule, strategy and design sessions. We began manufacturing our practice and competition robots.

January 14-19, 2019

Week 2 Recap

Following a busy first week, our team finished two robot chassis, the intake design CAD, and made prototypes for a hatch intake and a cargo intake.

January 21-26, 2019

Week 3 Recap

This week, the mentors held our final design review meeting. We are beginning the process of manufacturing the lift bars, intake mechanism, hatch mechanism, and forklift.

January 28- February 2, 2019

Week 4 Recap

Parts were powder-coated and we’ve starting assembling the robot. The merchandise store is now live with our branded gear!

February 4-9, 2019

Week 5 Recap

Our first robot is complete! On the hardware side we worked on wiring and assembling the lift, and on the business side we submitted the Chairman’s essay.

February 11-16, 2019

Week 6 Recap

We ran our first systems check and drive practice, and we’re officially ready for our first competition.

February 14-19, 2019

Week 7 Recap

We’re getting ready for Oklahoma regionals next week. We bagged our competition robot and got in some crucial last minute training with the practice robot to fine tune any movement commands.


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