Meeting schedule during build season

During the build season which lasts for the next 6 weeks, we will be meeting 5 days a week at New Horizons to design, construct, program, and test our robot.

 

The design & fabrication team will be meeting at these times:

 

Monday: 6 pm – 9 pm
Tuesday: 2:45 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday: 6 pm – 9 pm
Thursday: 2:45 pm – 5 pm
Friday: no meeting
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: no meeting

 

This information is cross-posted to Facebook and the mailing list.

 

While I understand that the later meeting times on Mondays and Wednesdays might impose an added stress on some of the students and parents, it’s my hope that these meetings will help us to draw in some new mentors and parents.

 

Please remember that it’s not critical to attend every meeting– just the ones you’re able to go to.

 

I strongly recommend that students use the time between school and robotics to (1) go home, (2) complete your homework, and (3) eat with your family before coming to robotics. Remember that it’s family, friends, school/work, then FIRST. Any other order is a mistake.

 

I’m very excited to get started with this year’s game. See you Monday!

Nate

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2013.5 Mock Kickoff

Saturday, 14 December 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm
New Horizons Regional Education Center
Event page


9:00 – 10:00 Introduction

10:00 – 10:30 Mock kickoff broadcast

10:30 – 11:30 Match strategy & robot design discussions

11:30 – 12:00 Final design review & discussion of the actual outcomes


Next Meeting: Kickoff

Saturday, 4 January 2013
9:00am – 6:00pm
Kickoff broadcast begins promptly at 10:30am
New Horizons Regional Education Center
Event page

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VirginiaFIRST FRC Workshops

REGISTRATION DEADLINE – MONDAY NOVEMBER 18TH

VirginiaFIRST FRC Workshops at the VCU School of Engineering. There are 20 topics something for everyone mentors, students, veterans and rookies.

MANY NEW TOPICS OFFERED! Coaches even if you can’t attend encourage team members to attend your entire team will benefit!

*FRC Workshops – Saturday, November 23rd*
*VCU School of Engineering – Richmond *
*$5 per person – includes continental breakfast and hot lunch*

*REGISTER TODAY!!

http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1573422-X8gmX3KtxE

 

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2014 FIRST Scholarship Opportunities

Many colleges and universities, professional associations, and corporations offer college scholarships to high school students on FIRST teams. This is official recognition of the knowledge and technical and life skills these students have gained from participating in a FIRST competition.

As of, October 9th, for 2014, FIRST has 150 confirmed scholarship providers that are making available 887 individual scholarship opportunities with a total value of approx. $18,131,757!

New providers are joining the FIRST Scholarship Program often, so keep checking back to their website to see new scholarships! Also, be sure to check the FIRST Scholarship Newsletter for special information.

http://www.usfirst.org/about/scholarships/scholarship-opportunities

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Presentation: FRC Pneumatics

This presentation was given to the 2014 Hampton Roads FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Summit, held Saturday 9 November 2013 at the Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton, VA.  It provides a discussion about the reasons why a pneumatic actuation system might be a good choice in many FRC applications, develops a symbolic language which can be used to describe and design pneumatic systems, and gives solutions to many of the common problems that FRC pneumatics face in operation.

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