Algonac Robotics Newsletter 10/8/2018

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 application 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

Fall Sponsorship Drive
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

Upcoming Events

Each event listed below has a separate sign up for students to RSVP.
It is mandatory for FTC and FRC students to RSVP or you will not be allow to participate in the events.
This is very important for the coaches to know so we can plan ahead.
To sign up for an event, click on the link, sign in on signup genius and select one of the options for the upcoming events.

10/12-13 FRC Grand Rapids Girls Competition
Out of town events where only girls will be “touching” the robot. Open to boys and girls. Sign up here –> Grand Rapids Girls Competition 10/12-13

10/19 DTE Energy Robotics Expo.
Some of our team students will be presenting to about 100-150 business professionals on how we applied and incorporate continuous improvement and problem solving into our robot building. Lunch will be provided and then FTC and FRC robots will be demo and discussed with DTE employees in the afternoon. This is a great outreach to one of our sponsor.
Sign up here –> DTE Energy Robotics Expo

10/19 T-Shirt Canon Outreach
FTC and FRC team members to support the t-shirt canon at the football game. Sign up here –> Friday Night Light – 10/19

10/25 Algonac Robotics Open House

11/10 FLL jr Event Marysville

Team Specific Information

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

This week we will continue gearing up for the Grand Rapids events.

Friday, we will meet at the lab around noon. Finish packing the trailer and then head out to Grand Rapids. 
If you are coming this weekend, make sure you attend the meeting Wednesday so we can finalize travel arrangements and reservations.

This weeks meetings: Tuesday & Thursday 6 – 9pm

We understand that it is late for a school night and if you cannot stay until 9 it is understandable.

The team made good progress on programming, the robot build and in Solidworks this past week.
The business team also got a lot done by sending out 250 sponsorship brochures, organizing for the fall carnival outreach and putting together the team member bios for the engineering notebook.
Let’s keep the momentum moving forward!

Building Team
Check out this playlist of build ideas, takes notes and be ready to prototype, discuss and build.

Programming Team
BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO THE MEETING!

Click here to open the FTC Android Studio setup wiki. 

Extra Assignments — > Being a programmer is not easy! But once you get started the right way, you will find this to be a very rewarding experience. Our goal is to work as a team to discover the java code we will need to accomplish specific tasks. Remember, the building team will be physically putting things together, but you guys will be making this all work together.

Start watching this tutorial playlist. This is short and easy to follow. If you want to be a programmer, you need to learn the basic!!! This will get us started in the right directions with the java terminology and language.

Monday and Wednesday we are meeting 6-7:30.

The team has started putting together the presentation for their project. 
We will continue to polish that this week.
Core Values Team Leads will be working with the team to compile information for the Core Values poster.  
Cameron and Noah are very close to completing two missions.
Thomas is working diligently on an attachment for the lander mission. 
We need to work on our robot design a bit more this week to stabilize our sensors.  
We have two weeks until the team presents their project to the School Board and Sponsors and Four weeks to get as many missions polished as possible. 
Please come focused and ready to work.   

Team meeting Wednesday 6-730pm.

The groups spent time practicing programming their WeDo robot Milo.
They are using block programming to determine the length and speed Milo will travel as well as learning how to reverse direction, pause, and repeat their program.
Afterward we talked about getting and storing water on the moon and they used Lego and Milo to show how they would transport and store any frozen water collected from moon craters.

Next week we will begin to design the Moon Base. 

PLEASE NOTE: FLL JR EXPO HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MARYSVILLE ON SATURDAY NOV 10TH. 

Weekly Newsletter 9/23/2018

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

Woman’s Life Paint Sip and Dip!
Thank you to the Woman’s Life Insurance #883 for the fundraiser! They raised $392.00 and donated the entire amount to the club!

Fall Sponsorship Drive
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

Working for Ford?
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

Each event listed below has a separate sign up for students to RSVP.
It is mandatory for FTC and FRC students to RSVP or you will not be allow to participate in the events.
This is very important for the coaches to know so we can plan ahead.
To sign up for an event, click on the link, sign in on signup genius and select one of the options for the upcoming events.

T-Shirt Canon Outreach
FTC and FRC team members to support the t-shirt canon at the football game. Sign up here –> Homecoming Game T-Shirt Canon 9/28/2018

Grand Rapids Girls Competition
Out of town events where only girls will be “touching” the robot. Open to boys and girls. Sign up here –>  Grand Rapids Girls Competition 10/12-13

DTE Energy Robotics Expo.
Some of our team students will be presenting to about 100-150 business professionals on how we applied and incorporate continuous improvement and problem solving into our robot building. Lunch will be provided and then FTC and FRC robots will be demo and discussed with DTE employees in the afternoon. This is a great outreach to one of our sponsor.
Sign up here –> DTE Energy Robotics Expo

T-Shirt Canon Outreach
FTC and FRC team members to support the t-shirt canon at the football game. Sign up here –> Friday Night Light – 10/19

Team Specific Information

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

This week we will start gearing up for the Grand Rapids events.

Deep Space Teaser has now been released! See any clues?

Weekly Schedule
This weeks meetings: Tuesday & Thursday 6 – 8pm;
Possibly Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Building Team
Check out this playlist of build ideas, takes notes and be ready to prototype, discuss and build.

Programming Team
Get started on the following steps. Not everyone will be on the same page for a few meetings as we are getting the laptops setup and other things lined up. Everyone should do the following in the same sequence. Once we all catch up, it will be a blast!!!!

1- Make sure you have a laptop with that can run Android Studio.  If you do go to step 2. Extra laptop should be setup on Tuesday as the hard drive will be in and extra batteries are available. Coach Dave and Coach Corey will get you started. At this point, we should have a group on step 1 and a group on step 2.

2- Click here to open the FTC Android Studio setup wiki. Follow the instruction on that Table of Contents and work as a team. Make sure that everyone is at the same steps. Once everyone have a working laptop. Bring them up to speed by helping them catch up.

Extra Assignments — >   Being a programmer is not easy!  But once you get started the right way, you will find this to be a very rewarding experience. Our goal is to work as a team to discover the java code we will need to accomplish specific tasks. Remember, the building team will be physically putting things together, but you guys will be making this all work together. 

Start watching this tutorial playlist. This is short and easy to follow. If you want to be a programmer, you need to learn the basic!!!   This will get us started in the right directions with the java terminology and language.

Monday and Wednesday we are meeting 6-7:30.  

Building, coding, attachments!

Thursday after school we will meet with Mrs. Porter the school Social Worker about our project.  Meeting will last approximately 30 minutes.  

Don’t forget the information that you have gathered about your chosen topic from our meeting last Wednesday.

Team meeting Wednesday 6-730pm.

Last week the teams built their spacecraft!
Each teammate had a job: builder, checker, navigator, and locator. Everyone had a chance to do each job and the teamwork was amazing!
We also discussed items we would need such as energy, air, food, and water sources.
This week, we will introduce our moving element and begin designing our moon base.
Meeting on Wednesday 6-730pm.

Weekly Newsletter 9/16/2018

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!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2466119743413307&set=a.101984219826883&type=3&theater

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.

Weekly Newsletter 9/9/2018

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!

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!    
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2466119743413307&set=a.101984219826883&type=3&theater

Next fundraisers opportunities will be for water bottle as soon as school start. This will be to install water bottle filling station by the gym at both Algonquin and the high school.

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.

Team will be at the Friday night football game with the t-shirt cannon!  Please use the sign up genius to RSVP. If nobody sign up, we will have to cancel. 

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/14/2018

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

Safety Notes! 

Please remember no open toes shoes or sandals allowed in the lab. 

Team Specific Information

Sign up available for the FRC Girls Competition in Grand Rapids. This will be an overnight trip and a weekend to remember. Please sign up as needed to ensure we have enough people going. Deadline to sign up is extended to 9/12/2018.
Boys are allowed to come and cheer our team and provide assistance in the pit without touching the robots.

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.


Watch the game video again and again:

Download and study game manual here: https://goo.gl/BF3DsU

New members bring in signed last 5 pages from the member handbook. 

Use the game pieces that Coach Seb handed out and prototype some mechanisms using stuff from around the house to pick up, carry or transfer the game pieces from one place to another.

Research on YouTube, looking for Rover Ruckus in 2 days and see what those teams have come up with. Also search for First Res-Q and see what teams used to pick up these same game pieces.

If you are interested in learning Solidworks 3D CAD modeling, check out this playlist which explains what Solidworks is and has a few tutorial videos: https://goo.gl/ivkXGV

If you have access to a laptop that you would like to run Solidworks on, bring it in this week and we will get Solidworks loaded up.

2 members from each sub-team will be chosen each meeting to take notes for the engineering notebook. No exceptions.

Programming Team –> Bring your laptop on Tuesday and we will set the SDK and needed software to get us started right away.


Project-
Mentor:  Shelby
Team Leaders:  Thomas, Katie M. and Steven
Robot Design-
Mentor:  Katie E. 
Team Leaders:  Cameron and Danny
Core Values-
Mentor:  Lindsey
Team Leaders:  Noah and Isla

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 Decided to focus on First Aid and/or Physical and Mental Health in Space.  

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

1.  What are three interesting facts you learned about the problem?
2.  Are there any solutions that currently exist for this problem and why aren’t they working well enough?
3.  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.  

FLL Jr had a successful Information night and all of the kids are excited to get started this week. Parents need to turn in any missing paperwork on Wednesday. We are excited to blast off with Mission Moon 🙂

First official meeting this Wednesday 6-730pm.

Algonac Robotics Newsletter 9/3/2018

Welcome back to school!

This is about to get exciting!   First week of school, and FTC game reveal next Saturday.

The newsletter is how we will communicate important info on a weekly basis. Please make sure you are reading each one and if you have any questions, contact one of the Coaches.

Our program is growing and we have more students this year than ever before, just by registration, we have full FLL and FTC roster already and we are expanding with two FLL Jr team.

Student Application

Application are open for FRC team members. Look like we have full roster for FTC and FLL.

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 will be for water bottle as soon as school start. This will be to install water bottle filling station by the gym at both Algonquin and the high school.

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, please contact Coach Seb as soon as possible.

As you read this newsletter, contact Coach Seb using Basecamp or remind!  Students #12 and #25 to contact me will receive a special prize at their next meeting. 

Upcoming Events

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

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/14/2018 

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/28/2018 

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

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 10/19/2018


Team Specific Information

Sign up available for the FRC Girls Competition in Grand Rapids. This will be an overnight trip and a weekend to remember. Please sign up as needed to ensure we have enough people going. Deadline to sign up is 9/8/2018.

Our first official season meeting is this Wednesday 6-9pm. See you all there! 


Are you ready for this season?  

Tuesday 9/4/18 – Back to school NO MEETING

Thursday 9/6/18 – All Team Meeting 6pm-8pm

Saturday 9/8/18 – Rover Ruckus Game Reveal 11am-3pm Parents are welcome to attend.

Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday 6-7:30.  

Please bring sources to support your choice for the project area you are most interested in.  We need to narrow down to our top choice to start researching what is being done now and what you will choose as an innovative solution to develop.

Remember your top five area were, air/O2, Space Suit, Water, Food, and First Aid/Physical or Mental Health.  

Pick one and be prepared to share why that should be our area of focus.


Letter have been received and students are very excited about this program.

Parents, Coaches and Mentors meeting on Wednesday 9/5 @6pm to discuss season program, roles and responsibilities.

Clint has received his invitation letter and according to his mom is very excited!!! 



Algonac Robotics Newsletter 8/26/2018

Premiere Night for Boomer!

We did it!   T-shirt canon made its first appearance to support our Boys Varsity Football team!

We launched towels and t-shirt at the half. Crowd was excited!

Next game on Thursday 8/30. Don’t forget to use the sign up!

Student Application

School is right around the corner and we are about to get thing started for all levels.

Application are open for FRC team members. Look like we have full roster for FTC and FLL.

If you have a friend interested in joining the High School level team, make sure they will the application using the following link.

Algonac Robotics Student Application

Fundraisers

Thank you for all the salsa orders, we raise approx $500.

Please come to the lab to pick your orders on 8/29, a remind message will be send when we open the lab with the orders.

Next fundraisers opportunities will be for water bottle as soon as school start. This will be to install water bottle filling station by the gym at both Algonquin and the high school.

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

Upcoming Events

Click links below to sign up

Thursday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 8/30/2018 

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/14/2018 

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/28/2018 

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

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 10/19/2018

 

Team Specific Information

Sign up available for FRC Girls Competition in Grand Rapids. This will be an overnight trip and a weekend to remember. Please sign up as needed to ensure we have enough people going.

Meeting this Wednesday 6pm to work on T-Shirt cannon.

 

No meetings until  Thursday 9-6-18 6-8
Wednesday 8-29-18 pick up your salsa order from 6-7:30pm.

2018 Rover Ruckus Game Reveal Saturday 9-8-18 10am-2pm in the lab.

Bring in the signed membership forms and your safety glasses.

 

Monday from 6-7:30. We will be discussing the Project and working on robot build.

Please explore the project information in the Challenge Guide https://firstinspiresst01.blob.core.windows.net/fll/2019/FIRST-FLL-2018-19-ChallengeGuide-Letter.pdf

No meeting 8-29 but please pick up your salsa order.

No meeting 9-3

 

Kit has arrived !!!!   Info coming out soon!

 

Algonac Robotics Newsletter 8/19/2018

Student Application

If your name is not listed below, you need to fill in the team application, go ahead and fill that in as soon as possible. That form will provide us with the initial information needed to get everyone started properly.

Algonac Robotics Student Application

The following students already did.

Ashley, Gabby, Shelby, Daniel L.,  Katie, Lindsey, Roman, Thomas P., Trinity, Rodney, Nicholas, Michael B., Eddie, David R., Megan, Bobbie, Tabitha, James M., Thomas M., Renee D.,

New week of 8/19/- Alexander M. CJ, Devin, Nathaniel.

Training

It is very important that everyone complete the assignment in the Welcome to Algonac Robotics Classroom. This will ensure that everyone has the proper paperwork submitted, remind sign on etc… Please log in to the Google Classroom and follow the instruction there. If you need help with anything, contact Coach Seb.

Use this post to help you as needed.

How to use Google Classroom at Algonac Robotics

This is mandatory for all FTC/FRC students, no exceptions.

In order to attend any events, all FTC/FRC students will have to complete the Algonac Robotics 4 initial Classrooms. This is new, but it will also provide the foundation you need for our club to be successful and operate safely.

Fundraisers

We are also starting our first fundraisers right away.

This is very important for all to participate as total earned will be added against each students goals.

Order are due in by 8/22. Orders will be  delivered on 8/29.

Chuck and Dave’s Salsa and Dip Description

Chuck and Dave’s Order Form

Next fundraisers opportunities will be for water bottle as soon as school start.

Upcoming Events

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 8/24/2018 – Sign Up Here

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 8/30/2018 – Sign Up Coming Soon!

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/14/2018 – Sign Up Coming Soon!

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 9/28/2018 – Sign Up Coming Soon!

Grand Rapids FRC Girls Competition – 10/12/2018-10/13/2018 – Sign Up Coming Soon!

Friday Night Light T-Shirt Canon – 10/19/2018 – Sign Up Coming Soon!

 

Team Specific Information

This week focus is on making sure the T-Shirt canon is calibrated and ready for our first football game this coming Friday.

On Wednesday, we will take it to the football stadium and shoot some t-shirt to practice and understand where they will land in the crowd. If you plan on attending this Friday, then be at the meeting on Wednesday.

It is now official, we will be at the Grand Rapids Girls Competition on 10/12-13. We need to make sure the bot is ready and that the team is able to support.

 

This week’s schedule Tuesday & Thursday 6-8.

Please bring back the signed forms from membership handbook.

Bring safety glasses if you have yours from last season.

Salsa orders due Tuesday at meeting or Wednesday drop off at lab.

 

This will be our fourth week into this competition season.

Please remember attendance is not optional (Please ask for a copy of the FLL Team Policies if needed)

I want to see the team work hard together and be proud of their accomplishments.

Having the full commitment of the team given the 3 month sprint to competition is key to the team’s success.

If you missed any of the first meetings please follow this link.

http://www.algonacrobotics.com/fll-23866-23868/

-In the Challenge Guide we have already covered Robot Rules and Missions.
-watch the welcome to the season videos.
-look for sources with information relevant to the project. The team has narrowed focus a bit to air, spacesuits, food, water, and first aide/social/mental well-being. We will narrow this more this week.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow.

We need to work on the robot and talk about the project rules. Salsa orders are due at Wednesday’s meeting.

 

No update

 

Algonac Robotics Newsletter 8/12/2018

Welcome to our Algonac Robotics 2018-2019 season!

This year is going to be epic again!

Great stuff in the way and we are looking forward to expand our team with our very first FLL Jr as a pilot starting this fall.

Student Application

If your name is not listed below, you need to fill in the team application, go ahead and fill that in as soon as possible. That form will provide us with the initial information needed to get everyone started properly.

Algonac Robotics Student Application

The following students already did.

Ashley, Gabby, Shelby, Daniel L.,  Katie, Lindsey, Roman, Thomas P., Trinity, Rodney, Nicholas, Michael B., Eddie, David R., Megan, Bobbie, Tabitha, James M., Thomas M., Renee D.

Training

This year, we are kicking off our training curriculum using Google Classroom. If you have a smartphone, go ahead and download the app. Make sure you start the “Welcome to Algonac Robotics” classroom training as soon as possible. This will ensure that all the proper paperwork, forms and other important information is communicated. When you are done with a task in the classroom, submit as completed to get proper credits. More information will be sent shortly on the remaining 3 classrooms.

Use this link to get you started:

How to use Google Classroom at Algonac Robotics

This is mandatory for all FTC/FRC students, no exceptions.

In order to attend any events, all FTC/FRC students will have to complete the Algonac Robotics 4 initial Classrooms. This is new, but it will also provide the foundation you need for our club to be successful and operate safely.

Fundraisers

We are also starting our first fundraisers right away.

This is very important for all to participate as total earned will be added against each students goals.

Order are due in by 8/22. Orders will be  delivered on 8/29.

Chuck and Dave’s Salsa and Dip Description

Chuck and Dave’s Order Form

Next fundraisers opportunities will be for water bottle as soon as school start.

Team Specific Information

Lead Coach will be Coach Seb.

Team will meet on Wednesday 6-9pm during the FTC season. First meeting on 8/15/2018.

 

Lead Coach will be Coach Jared.

Team will meet on Tuesdays and Thursday 6-9pm during the FTC season. First meeting on 8/14/2018.

Some Friday and Saturdays will be added as necessary.

Team will switch to 1 day a week during the FRC season.

 

Lead Coach will be Coach Lisa.

Team will meet on Monday and Wednesday 6-730pm.

Please note, team is now officially meeting at Pointe Tremble in the Robotics Lab!

 

Thank you to Ms Janice Pasko to step in as a coach and coordinate this new team addition for 2nd and 3rd graders.

Team will meet on Wednesday 6-730pm during the fall season.

First meeting date will be announced shortly.

 

Algonac Robotics Newsletter 8/29/2017

Team Members,
I will be picking up the salsa order on Thursday afternoon at Buddies Food and it will be ready for pick up in the lab on Thursday from 5pm tp 6pm.
If you have an order, please make arrangement to pick up before the meeting. Same goes if you can be there because of the football game, otherwise, contact me to make arrangements. We want to make sure that it stay cold.
This was a last minute trial and we still raised $546. Thank you for everyone that participated.
We also received a $2000.00 sponsorship from Esys Automation.
Coach Nicole is keeping track for each students so we can all attain our goal as a team!
Business Sponsorship brochure is also ready for prime time. If you know someone in a local (or far away!!!!) business that would be interested in supporting our team, make sure you grab a brochure and talk to them about our team. The sponsorship levels are defined on the brochure and it explained what we do at a high level. If they have more questions, feel free to direct anyone to our web site and / or have them contact one of the coach listed on the brochure.
All future communication for the 2017-2018 season will be via remind. This is the only easy tool to use that allow you to choose between email or text. It is very convenient for all of us.
If you plan on attending both seasons, sign up for both!
For all FRC students, we will ask that you join our Slack Group. Click here for more information on Slack.
FTC Students are not required but we encouraged you to join if you feel that you could benefits from it. The channels are there to be use, all official blog from FIRST get automatically added to our channel and this is where we will have all internal communications between team members and/or coaches during the seasons. Parents that have the proper iChat form approved are also encourage to join and participate as needed. The vision is that we brainstorm and exchange ideas on the proper slack channels so everyone can benefits and provide inputs.
Lastly, our FLL team got quite a challenge this year! the Hydro Dynamics game promise to be a lot of fun. If you are in the FRC team and would like to help the FLL team, please contact the coaches and we will connect you with them. Good luck IronRats!  To view the missions, click here. 
See you on Thursday night, 6-9pm.
Coach Seb