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 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.
It will be an exciting and new start to our new year for 5010. We will have a call out meeting 8/21/2018 which will be taking place at 3:05 after school in room C102. Anyone is welcome to swing by and become apart of the team.
Our official competition days are March 24-25 at Plainfield High School, and March 30-31 at William Henry Harrison High School. The competition at Henry Harrison will require that some students miss school, but only a select few will go during the school day to Henry Harrison. The rest of the students will have to come after school with the rest of the team. Anyone is welcome to come see us compete and cheer us on! Power Up!