Mentoring young robotics students

On November 29th we are going to Riverside to work with young students competing for the first time in the Vex IQ league. They are eager and have questions and we hope to provide some direction for them.
Here is a link to the game they will be playing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJML1_JNCLI

Important Dates This Year

The following dates are set for this coming competition year.
January 5th, Kick off. Exact times and location to follow soon.

March 23 & 24, Jefferson High School,1801 S. 18th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 USA

March 29 & 30, Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood, IN 46143 USA

April 12 & 13, Kokomo Memorial Gym, 5 E. Superior St, Kokomo, IN 46901

How to help the team

As we start the new year, the team has many needs that are not just financial.

Mentors
We need more mentors. Mentors are professionals who volunteer to guide our students with their experienced advice. We have an immediate need for engineers who can help, and for a business leader who would be willing to guide our business and marketing team.

Materials
Specifically the team uses tools. Last year we purchased an old vertical mill (Bridgeport), it is now up and running, but we need milling tools and collets. Any peripheral materials and tools would be appreciated.

Parent Organization
This year we are hoping to organize the assistance parents have provided. This really kicks in during build season and during competitions, when parents have wonderfully served the team in the past.

Anyone who can help the team in any way should contact a member or mentor on the team.

Vex Tournament now November 2nd

Due to football playoffs, the VEX tournament has been moved back to November 2nd. If we end up conflicting with a home playoff game, the tournament will be in the auxiliary gym.

We will still host a parent meeting during the middle of the contest.  The evening will consist of three distinct parts.

  1. Qualification tournament, followed by a draft
  2. Parent meeting (chance for robot repair and strategy)
  3. Playoffs and crowning of champion!

We hope everyone can join us, this is a great family event.

VEX competition night – November 2nd

The mini-bot boot camp will wrap up on November 2nd, with a tournament. This should be another fun night. There will be a round of qualification matches, followed by a break for a parent meeting and then the tournament. A victor will be crowned at the end of the night.

HSE high school may be coming to compete.

The competition will be in the main gym, so parents and friends may park on the athletic side of the building.