CC Shambots woke up bright and early on December 9th to do good for others. We went to OLGC (Our Lady of Good Counsel) to help make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bag donuts, and bag bagels for the homeless. From there the group drove down to Detroit to distribute the goods to homeless men, women, and children. At the site these people were able to pick up goods they need such as food, drink, and clothes. It was heartwarming seeing how grateful and happy the people were for the gifts they recieved. We are thankful we had this opportunity to serve, during the snow and all.
Our robotics team knows the importance of giving back to our community. We gathered as a team to make blankets for children who are sick in the hospital. It was an awarding experience and we loved helping othehrs while also getting to bond with our teammates.
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 email@example.com . The cost is $200. We hope to see you there!
March 17, 2017
The Shambots celebrated St.Patrick’s Day by doing community outreach. The team visited Our Lady of Victory in Northville, an elementary school. We showed the kids both Vex and the FRC robot. It was so much fun to show our progress and see the excitement on their faces. They were so shocked when they saw our robot shooting baskets in basketball hoops. Vex allowed the children to drive their robots and move the game materials: cubes and stars! There were also programming stations that showed the students the programming language our teams use. We cannot wait to visit more elementary schools and interested students and spread the message of FIRST!
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!
The CC Shambots have a fabulous new Robotics Workshop located right in Detroit Catholic Central High School. The workshop is 1600 square feet and accommodates the Vex robotics team two days a week and the FIRST robotics team four days a week. The room is being used six days a week for three hours each day. More than 50 students build robots in the workshop and also do things such as brainstorm robot design, wire electronics, program computers in one of two robot programming languages, create business plans, plan team events and outreach activities, give tours to alumni, work with adult mentors from the business community and learn about safe workshop procedures. The team is outfitting the workshop with tools, equipment and parts so that we can build efficiently. We have a wish list of equipment we are currently seeking which includes the following items. Other donations are graciously welcomed. Please contact us for our most current needs. Thank you!
DeWalt DCD791D2 20 Volt Lithium Brushless Cordless Drill (need 5 drills, this is our most important and urgent item)
DeWalt DCS331B Cordless Jig Saw (need 1, second most important)
DeWalt DCS391B Cordless Circular Saw (need 1, next most important item)
DeWalt DCA2203C Battery Adapter 20 Volt Max (need 1)
DeWalt DW715 Compound Miter Saw Variable Speed, to cut aluminum (need 1, brand not important)
Porter-Cable PCB660DP Type 2 8 amp 12-speed Floor Drill Press (need 1, brand not important)