Team General

A new apparel form has been created for parents, friends and whoever would like to order extra shirts, hats and hoodies. Click on here to open the form. It is also available from the web site main menu. For every hats and shirts that get ordered, we get $5 and $10 for the hoodies.

Students will be require to purchase their shirt this year. Since we have new sponsors, this will be mandatory for everyone. Cost for all First Lego League (FLL) are $25 and First Tech Challenge (FTC) & First Robotics Competition (FRC) will be $30. Make checks payable to Algonac Robotics.

Use this link to order your team shirt. Please provide size and which team you want to order.

FLL & FTC students should have this completed by 11/4/2016 so shirts can be ordered on time for our first competition.

Woodworker needed!  

We need to build adjustable dividers for the workbench drawers. This will allow us to store all kits and spare parts more effectively.

If you know someone that is interested in helping out that has the skills and the tools to build what we need, have them call Coach Seb.

There will be no team meeting on Monday 10/31/16.




It’s official, team qualifier will be on 11/19/16 at the ThunderQuest in Sterling Heights.  As more information become available, we will share with everyone.

Henry Ford II H.S.
11911 Clinton River Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313 



Calendar Changes

Please note of the calendar change to make sure we can finish on time.

Wed 10/26 – 6-9pm

Thu 10/27 – 6-9pm

Sat 10/29 – 8a-12p


Our first qualifier will be in Marysville on Nov 19th. Click here to RSVP using Sign up genius.

Everyone attending must RSVP with Sign up Genius. As of today, only 3 students are going.

Second Qualifier is 12/10/16 in Temperance, Click here to RSVP using Sign Up Genius.

State Championships in Battle Creek on 12/17. More info will be available soon.

We need to have ICHAT form for any parents that would like to volunteer with our team. You can find the form by clicking here.

We also need the Students Publication Authorization form return asap if you did not return yet.

Build / CAD Sub Team

Drive Chassis

Looking great! Good job to all involve!

Particle Picker / Particle Storage

Start to look good. Continue experiment with brushes to pick the particle. Don’t forget we have 18″ max on every direction. No rules that prevent drive system for particle pickup to be higher.

Storage may be tricky. Rodney had a great idea on the shooter being mounted at the end of the storage area. Keep in mind that we need to shoot both corner and center vortex. We can easily incorporate servos to control particles path and where they go as we now understand how to program them. Ideas of using a conveyor belt with tank thread can also be considered  as needed.

Tilt mechanisms servo and gearbox was also ordered and received. They are in a box by the workbench. Check with Coach Tony. For reference, use figure #34 on this link

Particle Shooter

Could be at the end of the storage or on the side. Spring steel has been drilled and it is ready to be mounted. Keep in mind that we should have consideration for adjusting the flicker stop in both vertical and horizontal direction as we will have to experiment.

be extremely careful with the spring steel, it is very sharp and will cut you! Consider putting some tapes around the edges…

Business / Marketing Sub Team

Thank you notes is the main priority.

You can find the list here. If you can’t access, text me right away. You need a Trello account to log in.

If you have questions about using Trello, use this blog.

Programming / Electrical

We have our first Java program up and running!!!!

We created our first autonomous program this weekend. Focus should be to make a list of the needed program for the different scenario we will have. For example, we may have position 1 and position 2 and then go after the cap ball or potentially the beacon…