One one of off season project was to build a t-shirt / stress ball / candy launcher so we can create some excitement about the club in our community. Our original plan was to build it for the fall football game.
Deerbrook Builders and Cortis Bros are sponsoring events on Wednesday night and they ask if we could help. The goal is to create some positive energy in our community and they though a t-shirt canon would be a great way to build some excitement with the younger crowd.
As a result, we put some minds together and build our first prototype. Here some of the highlights of this project.
We consulted with Breathing Air company located in Columbus. OH and they donated the high price regulator and safety valve required to operate this robot safely.
Island Machine and Engineering totally kick butt on this and help design and build the barrel and holding brackets.
Brackett Auto donated a pretty hefty hose and a few accessories/tools to ensure proper airflow.
Kloeffler Industries welded the barrel fitting.
Clay Township Fire Department is also helping with the compressed air bottle and refill when needed.
Great job to all involved, football game and school events are going to be a blast!
These are the first Little Library installed in the city of Algonac. They are located at the Algonac boardwalk in the flower bed by the flagpole.
The Algonac Robotics would like to thanks the Woman’s Life Chapter 883 for letting us be part of this project. They purchased and donate the little Library and our students and coaches painted the wall, the inside and install a rook to protect their content. Special thank you to Cindy Babisz for coordinating with us and the city so they can be installed in this amazing location.
Kathy Tricomo, a local teacher and published author, did the finishing touches by painting the beautiful artwork. One of the library has mermaid and the other one depict a story featuring the cat in the hat and its robots making messes.
So come on Algonac, pick a book, drop a book and enjoy !!!!
Some of our team members presented to the Pearl Beach Lions Club.
Here is the posting from their Facebook page!
“The Algonac Robotics team made a top notch presentation to the club at today’s meeting. Their accomplishments as Rookie teams (FTC #9819 Algonac Roborats and FRC # 5860 Algonac Full Metal Muskrats) show that their hard work ethic, engineering, organizational, business, and programming skills will provide a bright future for these kids! We also learned about “Gracious professionalism” and how they are working with other teams in the area with the Blue alliance. We look forward to working with them! www.algonacrobotics.com“