FTC Rover Ruckus Game Finally Revealed!

Saturday was a great day and game was finally revealed. It look like it will be pretty exciting! Love that we are reusing past game elements!

Great outreach from Roborats at the football game with the t-shirt canon! 

Student Application

Application are open for FRC team members. Look like we have full roster for FTC and FLL. If you did not fill the applicaiton please do so by using the link below.

If you have a friend interested in joining the First Robotics Competition (FRC) High School level team, make sure they submit the application using the following link.

Algonac Robotics Student Application

Fundraisers Info

Next fundraisers opportunities is with the Woman’s Life #883 as they are doing a fundraisers for us. It is a Sip Dip and paint at the Algonac VFW hall on 9/21. See flyers for more details. Please invite as many people as you can!
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Business team is collecting addresses for a sponsorship mailing. If anyone has any businesses they want to add to the list they can send the info to algonacrobotics15@gmail.com

We are actively looking for a parent or family members that is working for Ford. There is a great grant program available for us to apply, but we must have a Ford employee as a coach/mentor. If you know someone that would be interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Coach Seb as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events

Click the links below to sign up for the upcoming events.

If you plan on attending the Grand Rapids Girls Competition, use the sign up genius below to RSVP. As of today only 6 students are participating.

Grand Rapids FRC Girls Competition – 10/12/2018-10/13/2018

Team Specific Information

Next meeting is this Wednesday 6-9pm. See you all there!

This week’s meetings: Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm

Rover Ruckus has been launched and we are excited to start designing and prototyping.

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Project: Have your team identify a human physical or social problem faced during long duration space exploration within our Sun’s solar system and propose a solution.

The team narrowed their focus to two topics faced during long duration space exploration. Oxygen, and Anxiety. These are still very broad topics. The plan was to research problems and solutions in these two areas that currently exist. Then brainstorm ways to improve upon an existing solution or a completely innovative solution.  

Monday each team member will share what they found in their Field Research from the last meeting.

What are three interesting facts you learned about the problem?

Are there any solutions that currently exist for this problem and why aren’t they working well enough?

What are three possible ways to improve the existing solutions? What ideas do you have for completely new solutions to the problem?

Monday we will also be continuing Robot build and Mission Planning. Wednesday the team will choose their research project topic.  

I would love to include more parents in our team meetings. I have created a sign-up genius for the rest of the meetings. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084aaca72aa7f85-parent

Last week was FLL Jr’s first official meeting. We talked about core values and the kids wrote and drew a picture spotlighting the core value that means the most to them.

The kids were divided into three teams and chose their team names.

Next week, the teams will discuss what they need to bring to the moon. They will also be building their spacecraft.

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