1st Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser Update
It was a success!
Thanks to all team members that came and help out, our final number is $1500.97 during the Yard Trail Sale. Locations was perfect and weather was just a tad too wet!!!! but it worked out just fine!
A huge thank you to everyone that donated items for the sale… your donations all together made a great impact on our team budget, we really appreciate it.
This was a lot of work, but at the end, it was a great opportunity for a lot of people to familiarize themselves with our team.
Almost all donated items were sold, remaining few were donated to the local goodwill store.
Start collecting items !!!! the more we have, the better it will be!
Mark your calendar for next year, we will most likely do this again! If we do we will be doing Friday and Saturday only, August 11-12th 2017.
First Lego League Info
This is it! our first team meeting will be help Monday August 29th at 6pm. The meeting location will be the Algonquin Elementary computer lab. FTC and FRC team members that are interested in becoming a mentor for the FLL team may do so by contacting Coach Seb. This is a great opportunities for outreach and community service hours.
FLL team will meet twice a week during the build season starting next week. Meeting will be Monday 4-6pm (except next week) and Wednesday 6-8pm. This is our initial trial so adjustment may be done based on our coaches / volunteers availability.
The 2016 game unveal will be on 8/30 at noon. To see the teaser click here.
First Tech Challenge (FTC) Info
There will be a coaches and existing team members meeting to clean the room and organize tools, parts and stations on Tuesday August 30th from 6-8pm. New team members orientation will be Thursday September 1st from 6-8pm.
Final schedule for the fall will be release soon. We are looking at availability for coaches and others sports schedule to ensure that most students and volunteer can attend most meeting. More details will be available soon.
The 2016 game unveal will be on 9/10 at a location to be determine. To see last year game release video, click here.
Island Machine & Engineering has graciously donated parts for our next pushbot robots. This is a $500 donations that will allow us to build a training robots and allow our team to practice their building and programming skills while building our competitive robots this season. Thank you to Coach Tony for his contribution!
The kit that we will use this year is a little different but much better from a building standpoint. The company name is Actobotics and the supplier we will be using is Servo City. More parts are available and gearbox, servos arrangements are much stronger. Because of donations and grants from our supporters, we are able to purchase this kit. The kit and extra motors cost is just over $700.00. We also receive a sponsorship from Servo City that give us 25% off all Actobotics parts.
See you next week !