Welcome to another blog post! There is quite a bit to catch up on so let’s get right to it. Communications has been working to get content for the first YouTube video. We are in the process of interviewing the different teams in order to get updates and peeks into the things they do on an average day. We have also managed to make over 250 buttons for the first competition. The build team has successfully constructed a working prototype of the robot. They are working to refine the robot and to complete the climber.
At the beginning of the year, our team made specific deadlines to accomplish certain goals. One of these goals was to have a functioning robot by February 8th, and our team has worked hard to accomplish this. We have created an intake and a powercell shooter, but are still trying to attach these mechanisms to our robot. Coding has been able to get the two motors needed up to speed at a specific rpm and keep it steady.
Mark your calendars, new and returning members! Our Summer Mini-Camp will be held Thursday the 8th of August through Saturday the 10th. Mini-camp is a great time where we hang out, work on robotics-related projects, drive the robot, and get to know each other.
The event is not required, but strongly encouraged, especially if you're thinking about joining the team next season and would like to know more. Thursday and Friday we'll run from 6:30-8:30pm, and Saturday we'll run from the early afternoon until the evening.
After our fundraising meeting last night, we’ve put into motion our plans to keep our robotics team financially strong as we look forward to the 2020 season. To get things rolling, we are asking all families to fill out the Potential Sponsor Form and help us brainstorm organizations that can help us achieve our goals for the upcoming season. If you can help us identify 3-4 businesses that we can reach out to, we’ll be in good shape.