January 30th through February 6th

This week, the team worked on making up for the lost time due to the snow days. All the subgroups made many improvements, and we now have a welded frame, a moving minibot prototype, and a functional device to pick up the game pieces. In addition to robot news, the travel plans for the New Orleans […]

Saturday January 29th, 2011

At today’s meeting we attempted to get back on track after loosing almost a weeks worth of meetings to snow days. In addition to working in the individual subteams, the students voted for the Woodie Flowers Award nominee and the mentors voted for the two Dean’s List award nominees. Our next meeting is Monday January 29th from 12-9 […]

All Fairfax County public schools closed Tuesday January 18

Due to classes being canceled today, we will not be having our meeting tonight. Since this canceled meeting puts us further behind, at our next meeting (Thursday January 20 from 6pm-10pm) we will be having a rolling Critical Design Review so as to be ready to start subsystem construction by Saturday. Also, please send Dave your BOM/purchase […]

Monday January 17, 2011

During today’s meeting the team split up, discussed, and planned for the appropriate parts of the robot in relation to each of the different subteams. We then spent about an hour discussing the Minibot design and deployment. Unfortunately, very few team members attended today’s meeting relative to other meetings. We only have about 5 more […]

Thursday January 13th

Today we discussed our ideas from Tuesday’s meeting and attempted to narrow them down to one functional idea per group. Our next meeting is Saturday January 15th from 8am-4pm. At this meeting, we will have a few hours to finalize PDR presentations. After which we’ll make our presentations before and after lunch. Then split into functional subgroups […]

After school and Evening Activities Canceled Tuesday January 11

Due to the snow, all after school and evening FCPS activities are canceled for today. Barring any additional snow days or cancelations, the PDR planning meeting and the second rules test will be on Thursday January 13th from 6-10, and PDR presentation will be this Saturday.

Monday January 10th

Today was our first Monday meeting of the build season! The team took the first of three possible rules tests. If you didn’t pass the test today or were not able to attend the meeting, the second test will be given tomorrow and will cover material from The Arena Chapter, The Game Chapter, and The […]