323Z Aftershock Community Updates

Hey guys! I’m Luke Rohler, previously on 323X Blackout.

One of my main roles on Aftershock this year is to promote our team as well as produce resources for new and developing teams. Before we get to the giveaway, I’d like to share with you some really exciting things that we’re planning on doing this year.

Aftershock has always been motivated by not only trying to achieve excellence and perform well, but also by inspiring and helping new and developing teams. That’s why for the 2014-2015 Skyrise season, we will be starting up weekly blog updates for the first time since Sack Attack. Our website is also going to have new and really helpful resources to go along with the blog posts.

One of the other main things we’re planning on doing is regularly releasing videos on our YouTube channel. We’re hoping to release between 2 and 4 videos each month. This will include team vlogs, tutorials, promotional videos for our team, and our team matches. We’ll also be answering any questions you might have in some of the videos. In order to ask a question, email us at info@team323z.com or post it on this thread. We actually just released the first vlog today, so please go and check it out!

Now for the giveaway:

We’re hoping that over the coming season we will be able to share a lot of information and become a well known and well utilized resource for new and growing teams. But to make that possible, we need a larger audience. That’s why, in order to promote our YouTube channel, when we hit 700 subscribers we will give away one of our team banners, 25 of our custom team frisbees, and release our Skyrise robot CAD on the forum. Click on the YouTube banner below to subscribe:

Thanks for reading and good luck this season!
Luke Rohler
Team Manager

P.S. If you have any video ideas that you would like to request, please post them here.

Wow great ideas here. The vlog is hilarious so keep up the good work. It’d be cool for after each competition you go to, you do vlogs the whole time and keep us up to date with your strategies, mechanical issues, and different things like this throughout the video.

Haha look what I found from Sack Attack Worlds!

Are the custom frisbees going to be similar to the one shown above or are they going to be different?

Looking forward to your videos. :slight_smile:

Already subbed. Always looking for new robotics mementos to add to the collection :smiley:

One thing I would suggest is to always always always record in landscape orientation rather than portrait, for viewer happiness.

Thumbs up on the Duck Dynasty style introduction.

They have the same basic design, biohazard logo front center, text wrapping around the edges, but the frisbees them self are WAY cooler :slight_smile: Different colors, shades, etc. There are some really cool color mixes and glow-in-the-dark frisbees!

Yes, that is something I noted after watching the final cut. We will make those changes in the next video vlog! Thank you for your input. Oh, instead of using an old crappy iPhone 4s, we are going to try and use either an iPhone 5C, or our team camera.

Haha yes. We thought we should kick off the video with something, well, funny and interesting :slight_smile: You guys get to see the “true” side of 323z!


Make sure to sign up for email blasts. We will make sure to get them out every week. They will include inside information such as CAD, current design ideas, upcoming tutorial videos, and a bunch of other cool stuff. Make sure to sign yourself up here [CLICK ME].

Thank you all for your comments! It really does help. Good luck to all this year!


Go check out the first blog post at:

How often do you plan to put these up?

They will be going up every week. Hopefully I’ll have time to make them as comprehensive as that post.

I would greatly appreciate everyones feedback on them!

I’m looking foward to it :slight_smile:

Hey guys just wanted to say we have more YouTube videos in the works! It is my hope to get the first one up tomorrow!

Go check out our new video about our passive Skyrise claw! Don’t forget to subscribe!

I just uploaded an Aftershock announcement video on our YouTube channel! Go check it out!

Hey guys! I have a few things to say:

  1. Tomorrow at 12:00 PM, our weekly team vlog will be released. I apologize for how late its getting out; I made a total of 3 videos this week and was swamped the whole week with stuff to do.

  2. Watch for another post on here sometime tomorrow or Monday announcing our weekly season update blog post.

  3. We’re going to have videos of both our robots and our IQ teams robots coming out through our email updates. If you want to get access to these videos, you will HAVE to be signed up for the email updates. Go to team323z.com to sign up for the email updates. You won’t be disappointed!

  4. I’m going to do my best to be accomodating, so if you have any questions or comments about stuff we’re doing, please post them on this thread. Also, if you have video suggestions, we will be doing request videos as well in the near future. I’d like to see this thread turn into a really active thread. All we need now are some requests :smiley:

Luke Rohler

The team vlog is up! Go check it out here!

A couple quick things:

  1. I apologize for the delay in the team blog. Much of the blog was based off of photos we took, and I haven’t been able to get access to the photos, hence no blog yet. It will be up either tomorrow or Saturday assuming I can get the photos.

  2. Since I don’t have access to the needed photos, I don’t have access to the needed videos for the team vlog either. That will be going up at the same time as the blog.

  3. Tutorials will be starting shortly! Request what type of tutorials you would like on this thread (coding, drives, lifts, intakes, building techniques, etc.) and we will do our best to accomodate.

Thanks for your patience!
Luke Rohler

I wouldn’t mind seeing a double reverse 4 bar tutorial. I realize there are tons out there but as it is the only lift i havent really built, I would like to learn some good strategies to constructing a sturdy one.

PS… #dr4b

Hey guys!

Exciting news! The third team vlog will be going up at precisely 12:00 PM EST tomorrow, September 21st. The team blog will go up at the same. Great information and media on both this week! In the mean time, please go check out our YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already.

Thanks for your support of our team and our efforts!
Luke Rohler
Team Manager

It’s all up! Go check out the new blog post, and go watch the vlog on our YouTube Channel. The most pictures yet for any blog!

As per the usual schedule, you know what to watch for! At 12:00 PM EST tomorrow, the new vlog and team blog comes out! In the mean time, go check out and subscribe to our YouTube Channel!