I made a big google doc with all information from last night put on it! Please make sure you check it out! :D And make sure you comment if you are interested in making/bringing food. Copy and paste the link into a new tab!
One member of the Sock Monkeys- Ben Sawyer- has cut ALL of his hair off! It is a big deal for him, and the team. We asked him various questions before, during, and after the appointment.
1. Are you nervous?: Not particularly.
2. Is this one of the most exciting things that has happened to you this school year yet?: No.. well. Yes. I haven't done a lot of things this year yet.
...And other various questions.. but I (Molly) was home sick today so I didn't have a chance to grab him this morning before he left for Jazz Band. It's okay though! I'll upload the photos today and put a video up later. :)
In other news, Logan is a balancing monkey.
I thought I would just let you know that robotics made it to State! After a counting mistake made on accident, we were in the top 7 of the teams selected to make an alliance in the finals. We were 6th out of 7 and then we were asked by the 5th ranked team to be an alliance. We graciously accepted and we won our first match! We were then against the number one team from Knoxville: Insurmountable Toast. They and Recharged Green won against us. Because we lost, that meant only winning awards could send us on. My and Gillian Gross's Business plan won us the "2014-2015 Corning League Championship Think Award" and because we were finalists we were awarded the "2014-2015 Corning League Championship Finalist Alliance" award. We also came in 2nd place for the Inspire award and we were nominated for nearly every other award. It was overall a great experience and judging went really well, especially with half of our team being first year robotics kids! We're excited to be going to State again! We would also like to ask the community to donate Windows based laptops and desktops to the robotics team. The high school address is 1816 North 3rd Street and we have robotics Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30.
Sock Monkeys were in Osky News! It is good to see that the word of FTC and FIRST is getting out and it was good to have a Q/A with someone. Happy New Year everyone! Check out to read the whole article at:
Hey guys! Currently we are on our Christmas break for school and are meeting up occasionally. :) We've been moving the room a little bit to make things easier for everyone else, working on the robot and printing off our engineering notebook. :D For those of you interested in coming out to support us:
Where: Corning Iowa at Southwest Valley High School
When: January 10th, 2015. 8:00 AM
We really hope you can come out and support us! It's going to be a really fun day.
NOTE TO PARENTS: Make SURE you get the consent form signed have your son/daughter bring it back. We want everyone to be involved! :D
The Robotics competition on December 13th will start at 8:00 AM. WHOOT! That means that students need to report to the high school at 6:00 AM. It will take around 2 hours to Truro (I-35) That means that the competition should begin 10:00 AM. Please come out to support us! We'll be posting reminders on ALL social media to keep you updated: Change your calenders. :D
Details regarding our meet at knoxville
We will be taking a bus to this meet. The following details have been provided by the Knoxville team.
4:30 - 5:00 check-in
5:00 - 6:00 hardware, software, field inspection, and informal interviews - Be prepared for software/hardware inspections by 5. We will not have scheduled times but will operate like the first meet.
6:00 - 6:15 welcome, national anthem, coaches meeting
6:30 - 8:45 matches
We will be holding to this schedule as closely as possible to get everyone on the road in good time.
Volunteers will be asking teams a few questions in the pit area. This will be very informal but will give the teams a little practice before League Championship. Please have someone in your pits at all times during hardware/software check-in time to speak with the interviewers. They will be sending their comments on to the League administrators.
The event will be held at the Marion County Extension office, 210 N Iowa Street, Knoxville, IA 50138. Phone # 641-842-2014
Entering Knoxville from the north or south on Hwy 14 (also called N Lincoln Street), turn east onto W Marion Street. The Extension Office will be on the left (north side) at the end of a long block. Signs will be posted. This is the south entrance of the building.
You can unload in the small parking lot at the south entrance. The pit rooms will be directly inside the door. After unloading, please move your vehicle to the church parking lot next door or park along the street. We would like to keep the parking lot open for visitors who need easy access to the event.
Please bring with you:
Concession stand menu:
Hot dogs, brats. beefburgers, chips, pop, water, gatorade, flavored water, coffee, tea, fruit, homemade bars/cookies, and popcorn
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