OK guys! So, we have 44 days left to carefully design, prototype, program, and build our very own Robot for FRC 2016: STRONGHOLD! We have been rigorously updating the site with the newest info on everything you need to know about this upcoming robotics season. From the Parents Page with the basics of Stronghold, to the Game Manual and FIRST Stronghold Game pages with everything you may need to know get started with a firm understanding of the rules. This includes the limitations and lack-thereof for you to form an idea for how the robot should be built and function. Fabrication and programming teams will be spending the first week (Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 or later) hammering out a fool-proof design plan and a general accompanying operations and strategies. From there Fabrication will then we working the second week to build a prototype design to work out major kinks before we move of to week 3 and phase 3: production (please check out the Calendar for more details. Programming team will be working with setting up new electronics and testing out code with our now retired robot Ignatius Prime. Logistics will be working on accompanying finance and business attributes of the team during this period. I hope to see all of you there when we kick off our own building on Monday!
Hey guys, as the preseason workshops come to a close on Thursday with the Programming and Design Workshops, we have only Friday as a buffer before the Season begins on January 9th!! We will hit the group running and begin the planning, drafting, programming and construction of our very own Robot! Please remember to finish STIMS registration if you have not already and I hope to see you all soon.
Hey, everyone! It is with great honor to say, that we have won the NASA Grant for the 2015-2016 Robotics Season!!! Congratulations!
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS!
Everyone must sign up for STIM. Old members must register their account again and the instructions can be found in the resources tab in STIMS. This must be completed by Thursday.
Contact Nick or Chiraiu at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if there are any concerns.
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Now that I got your attention, I would like to invite you to our 2015 HERE Off-Season event. It's on June 13, from 8AM to 4PM. Food, drinks, and snacks will be available for sale starting at breakfast. It is an open and public event. Feel free to invite people who will find 6ft robots competiting against each other, fun! For more information, please visit the link HERE!
With the kickoff well underway, I have more exciting news for our team! BAE Systems has announced that they are awarding us $1000! Thank you BAE Systems for your support, as we will need all the help we can get during this intense build season!
I am pleased to announce that we have been chosen for the 2015 FRC Rookie Grant! We will receive a sum of $6,000 over the course of two years! Thank you FRC for the generous support, and we will make sure to share our valuable experiences after the competition!
In other news, our new 'Parents' page will provide parents with a form for volunteering. Please fill out the form if you wish to help on any of the dates given.
Onwards, Tech Terrors!
Thank you to all the parents who were able to make it to the meeting. We hope the presentation answered any questions you had. To reiterate, the work will not only require the effort of the students and mentors, but also the help of the parents in order to make our goal a reality. Whether it be assisting with the build, providing food to our members, or simply supervising, we greatly appreciate any help that you can offer us. Your input is valuable in making this a success.
If you were unable to attend, do not worry, as we are planning to hold meetings in the future. In the meantime, here is a brief overview of what was discussed.
Exciting news! As of today, NASA is now our sponsor. We will be receiving a grant of $6,000! In addition, in around three weeks, we will be given an EKOCYLE 3D printer!
Thanks to everyone who helped to draft the application, and thank you NASA for supporting us as we get ready to compete in the district events!
We will have a parent meeting on November 14. Members, if you have not done so already, be sure to provide Bennett the email of your parents/guardians.
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