Monday, January 27, 2014

Build Session Today

Team members -
We will have a meeting today at the CJH building from 3:00 to 6:00. Any students or mentors who would be able to make the trip SAFELY are welcome. Drive carefully!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Another Day in Robotics - Beginning Week 3

 Kevin at work

 Making new friends

 Building away 

 Our lawyer

 Hanging out


 Goofing around

 Our lovely coach

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Team Members - We are still going to be meeting at CJH today from 3:00 to 6:00, for anyone who can make it.  Drive safely!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Some Pictures - 2014 Season Kickoff and Rookie Workshops

Sorry about the picture quality (these were mostly taken with a phone).

Beginning to brainstorm!

Programming our chassis

Gary ...

Friday, January 10, 2014

We're finishing up our first week (only five left!) today, and so far we've accomplished quite a lot -

  • We have learned the new robotics game and rules
  • We have agreed on a game strategy
  • We have brainstormed and developed plans and ideas to effectively accomplish these strategy objectives
  • We have developed CAD drawings to represent these plans,we have developed a list of needed tools and materials to build the design
  • And we have built, wired, and programmed a moving robot chassis

On Saturday we went to a Kickoff Event in Boyne City, to meet with some other teams, sit in on some helpful workshops, pick up our Kit of Parts, and to finally find out what game our robot is going to participate in! This year's game is called Aerial Assist, and the goal is to use strategic teamwork to advance your team's ball down the field and into one of the goals. On Sunday much of our team attended a Rookie Workshop at Kettering University, where they began to program and build a robot chassis. The rest of the week has been all questions and ideas, and we now have settled on a working strategic approach for the remainder of the season!

You can watch the Aerial Assist animation video here:

Saturday, January 4, 2014

We are on our way to the Kickoff Event at Boyne City! Excitement is high, ready for takeoff! 

NASA FRC Kickoff Broadcast:  For those of you who will not be attending a Local Kickoff this weekend, NASA will broadcast the event live on their website. The broadcast will be available here: and will begin at 10:30 am ET.