Do you like robots? Do you want something to do in the summer? If so, this summer camp is the perfect opportunity for you! The dates are June 19-23 from 9:00AM -12:00 PM at Catholic Central High School. All 11-17 year olds (boys and girls) are welcome! No experience necessary. During the camp, students will build and program Vex robots. To register, contact Ben Ahronheim at firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost is $200. We hope to see you there!
This Monday, February 20, the Business Team and the majority of the girls from St.Catherine’s went to Henry Ford Museum in order to start brainstorming ideas for filming the Chairman’s Award Video. The museum had a lot of cool Steampunk objects, which we plan on using to make the video as unique as possible. This Friday, February 24, the rest of the team is going to go to the museum to film their parts of the video. It’s going to turn out great!
Week 6 Season Update
Time’s a Ticking! Programming team is working on autonomous program for the robot. This type of program allows the robot to move without a human touching the controls: how cool is that?! Our business team finished the Entrepreneurship Award and contacted K-8 schools and high school teams to tour their robotics workshop. They also brainstormed ideas for the Chairman’s Award Video. Our Safety Captain made a Safety Quiz for the team to take and worked on the Safety Award. Mechanical panicked, panicked a little more, prototyped the shooter, worked on the intake, finished the winch, and finalized the chassis perimeter. Electrical wired stuff, plugged stuff in, worked on battery storage, and covered exposed battery materials.
We have one week left, we can do it!
How are we 2/3 through build season?! This week the programming team reviewed computer code, created a navigation subsystem and worked on robot commands for the competitions. The Electrical Team wire. The business team completed the Chairman’s Award, interviewed an alumni for the FedEx Challenge and started planning more open houses, team fundraisers, and ideas on how to reach out to other schools.
The end of this week marks 22 completed days of build season; that’s halfway! The Programming Team got their drive train working and continued to program the robot. Mechanical worked on the gear catcher, prototyped the intake, and worked on the drive train as well. Electrical Team put connectors on all the motor controls and motors; the sub team also ordered parts. Business Team continued to work on applications for the Chairman’s Award and Entrepreneurship Award, as well as made invitations to our Sponsor and Parent Open Houses. Yay!!
Check out our new gear on Redbubble! We have uploaded our FIRST Steamworks 2017 logo onto 47 products for you to peruse and purchase. Browse our phone cases, scarves, hoodies, and stationary to find something that suits your fancy. We’d love to see everyone decked out in our shamrock at competitions!