Hey guys! As you all should know, we hosted our FIRST EVER robotics competition. It was awesome! Since we are in leagues this year, there were ten schools here. A lot of the teams were new or second years, so it didn't have a competition type setting. We announced at open ceremony that it would be more of a time to get familiar with what's going on, how the process works and what the FTC environment is like. A lot of the team members helped various teams by giving tips. Whether it was on coding, controlling the robot, or public speaking, everyone of the Sock Monkeys had an answer. It was a great turn out over all, considering it was the first competition and we had a good audience. Overall, it was an extremely successful project that went very smoothly throughout the day.
One sick playlist later:
and a gym in progress.... IT HAS BEGUN! :D
We are just excited as you guys are for the competition Saturday, if not more. :D Everything is coming together, and the Sock Monkey's shirts are done. Notebooks are being brought together and organized, robot being tested, excitement is everywhere. We decided to come up with a playlist also,
There's the link so you can check it out! :D
ALL Sock Monkeys need to have FIFTEEN dollars to Molly before school gets out Monday. The following NEED to be signed up by tomorrow evening: Ben Kutz, Ben Sawyer, Alissa Newendorp, Cory Genskow, and Collin Palmer.
NEW COLOR OF SHIRTS THIS YEAR WHOOT! GET THE MONEY TO ME ASAP :D
So today, we have Seth joining us. He's a freshman at the High School and was interested in Robotics. (We're getting ready to watch the game right now) He's a pretty great kid! #randomupdate
Competition Dates will be:
November 15th, at Osky. :D
December 2nd at Knoxville
December 12th at schools name: I-35 town: Truro
Specific times are to be determined.
As far as the bake sale, we made just under 200 dollars! A huge thank you to the parents/kids who made food for the event. :) Competitions are EXTREMELY close to starting so if your son/daughter is not signed up yet, get that way. you can visit usfirst.org to sign up.
And one more thing: the contest for the 3D printer was pushed back to a further date. Keep your fingers crossed guys! :D
We need a 300 word essay about how our team would use a 3-D printer and why we would like an EKOCYCLE printer in particular. Include if/how you plan on recycling your prints and empty filament cartridges. Also, attach one sketch or picture of the type of parts your team plans to make with the printer.
This web site has some information about the Ekocycle Cube printer.
The contest rules are here
The best essay will win a large pizza from the vendor of there choice!
Here you can get a small idea of what the new room looks like (for those of you who haven't seen it yet). There is the main room, and the smaller one. It is obviously bigger than the last one and it's a lot of fun! :D
Tomorrow (Friday, October Second)- Some of the Sock Monkeys will be taking a field trip to Vermeer! Pictures will follow shortly after. :)
- Both 3608 and 4443's robots name is...still undecided. Hopefully the names will be picked out by the time the first competition rolls around.
- The cardboard has been layer out and the teams are trying different methods and A LOT of drafts have been made.
- The big glass window is full of doodles and designs too. Speaking of the glass window, lets talk about the room. Everyone has adjusted quite well and quickly. It's going well. We'll post pictures soon.
- A lot of kids are spending time learning how to code, and it's going well too! A lot of pictures will be uploaded shortly. :)