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. :)
As homecoming week rolls around, we have the annual Homecoming Parade! This year, the ROBOTICS CLUB WILL BE IN THE PARADE! If your son/daughter doesn't have anything going on, send them to us! We are float 38! Be there at 5:30, over by High Ave E. It's a lot of fun, and wear your shirt! Tomorrow after school is the designated decoration day! We will meet in the student lounge immediately after school until 3:30
ALSO NO OFFICIAL ROBOTICS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY!.
Hope to see you there supporting the Sock Monkeys and the Ninjaneers. :D :D
....well, at least we hope to be!
4443 and 3608's league name is Apples!
CALLING TEAMS 7823, 8939, 7236, 8682, 8694, 9052, 3608, 4443, 6147, AND 6555!
Welcome to the 2014-2015 FTC Robotics Club registration night. After our very successful season last year everyone is very excited to get started. Saturday, September 6th at 11:00 Central time is the release of this year’s game.
If you are new to the FTC robotics program I encourage you to browse the following web site http://www.usfirst.org/ for information regarding the mission and vision of UsFirst. There are three different programs under the UsFirst banner: FLL, FTC and FRC. We are involved with the FTC program.
During the school year the team generally meets Monday – Friday, from 3:35 until 5:00 pm but students may leave earlier if needed. When we are getting close to a competition the coaches might agree to stay later.
Some important dates:
September 5 we will be helping at the football concession stand. We need both parents and students. Last year the stand started preparing at 4:00 but a different group is in charge this year so that might not be the same. We will put an announcement on the web site and remind your student during our meeting.
September 6 we will be meeting at the school at 10:45 to watch the release of the new game. Parents and students are invited. There will be pizza after the video and some brainstorming.
Future dates include:
March 6-7 State of Iowa championship at Coralville
March 26-28 Super Regional Competition to be held in Des Moines this year
April 22-25 Worlds in St. Louis, Mo.
Our website is located at
http://oskyrobotics.weebly.com/ . This is where you will find the latest information, news about what the team is up to, pictures and contact information.
If you would like to volunteer there are many different types of opportunities available. Please don’t hesitate to ask. The kids always like snacks while they are working – be warned they are a hungry bunch. One cookie per person just doesn’t impress them, lol. Volunteers are required to submit information for a background check. There is more information on the UsFirst.org web site.