As we start the new year, the team has many needs that are not just financial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Qualification tournament, followed by a draft
- Parent meeting (chance for robot repair and strategy)
- Playoffs and crowning of champion!
We hope everyone can join us, this is a great family event.
The mini-bot boot camp will wrap up on October 26th, 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.
Join us at Brixx Wood Fire Pizza in Fishers on Wednesday, October 19th for a great fundraising opportunity! On Wednesday by going to Brixx Pizzeria and mentioning “FHS Robotics” when ordering, for every One Pizza FHS Robotics earns $3 and for every Kid Pizza earns $1. No fliers necessary! Not only do you get to enjoy the excellent food and service of Brixx Pizzeria, but you can also help us earn the money needed to upgrade our tools and to buy the parts needed to build our robot. For more information, click here to learn more at Brixx Pizzeria in Fishers or view the flier below. We hope to see you there!
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A PDF of the flier is available here.
Tiger Dynasty is a relatively young team and we haven’t yet been able to fully outfit our workspace with the tools and supplies that we would like. Build season is well underway now but we would be very grateful for the items listed below. To make a donation from this list, please arrange pickup with Sheri Molnar at email@example.com.
- Any power tool
- Height gauge
- Electrical Tape
- Surge Protector
- Laptop (must run windows 7 or higher, good battery life, and have plenty of USB ports)
- USB (wired) xbox 360 controller
- Tip cleaner for a soldering iron
- Allen Keys
- Pliers (Snap ring, needle nose, and regular)
- Vice grip
- Drill bits
- Screwdriver bits
- Shop vac
- Wood screws
- Safety glasses
- Tape measure
- Work gloves