Firstly, there is the possibility of snow over the weekend. Look for an email from Kelsey about meeting update before you leave on Saturday.
The team spent the week in brainstorming solutions to play the game, and learned a lot from doing it. Now we meet in subgroups to plan for PDR and solve the specific challenges.
There are a few different ideas floating around for each manipulator system. Some parts arrived yesterday and we were able to test suction on the cargo, and if it will seal. There was enough vacuum to shatter the make-shift suction cup!
About 30 students, parents, and mentors came to the high school to watch the kickoff presentation on Saturday! We had a great potluck spread for breakfast and enthusiasm for the new game. We were excited to see the game, Destination: Deep Space — everyone immediately started brainstorming ideas and preparing for Stubots the next day.
Stay tuned for more updates as we iterate ideas and prototype solutions!
The robot is working well, and the few problems we had were quickly fixed. During our practice matches today, it seems like things were really finally coming together. In some of the practice matches, we scored 38, 46, and 58 points all by ourselves. We actually left the pits early tonight, because there was nothing left to fix, and nothing to work on! If we can keep that up, tomorrow should be pretty interesting.
Come to our New Member Meeting and learn about everything the HHS Robotics team does. There will be pizza and presentations about each aspect of our team – come to find out more where you can help and have fun! We do more than just build robots, there’s bound to be a part of the team you’ll find interesting. Bring a friend and get involved!
Our team meets every Tuesday in the Herndon High School drama room from 7P to 9P during the Fall.
All student team members’ parents are asked to attend a short parent meeting this Tuesday, Nov 8 at 7p. We’ll discuss the general team guidelines, your student’s participation, our build season, competitions, costs, and other details for the season. We look forward to seeing you there!
Bill (Director of FRC at FIRST) of Bill’s Blog: http://frcdirector.blogspot.com/2011/09/list-new-region.html is “asking about your team’s experience with FRC Awards. For this survey I would like everyone’s individual input. Please encourage everyone you know on an FRC team to take the survey by Wednesday, Sept 28th.”
We will be having an organizational meeting for the 2011-2012 season this Wednesday evening at 7:00-9:00pm in the robot shop. Please come prepared with ideas, comments, questions, contributions, thoughts, and creativity.