This last week was a bit different from other weeks, hence why this post is being written on Friday. On Monday and Tuesday, the school district closed all schools for snow, meaning we were only able to come in and work for 3 days of the week. However, the build team has been working hard and putting in extra late nights to finish the robot in time. Currently, it is almost finished with a weekend and Monday left to finish and tidy up before bag and tag day. Meanwhile, our field elements team has finished building the rocket for practice driving. You can find a picture of it above with our robot from last year, Atlas.
The administration team has been working hard to arrange more outreach events along while also working on awards presentations. We suggest every team have a group of people working on a Chairman's award video and presentation, as the prestigious award is a sign of success and kindness, and it should be in any team's long term goals to eventually win one. While you may not win in your first year, it is a good way to get your foot in the door so improvement can be made for other years. That's the recap of our 6th week of build season, and we hope to see you again! Our next event should be concerning bag and tag day and the finished robot. Thanks for reading!
Welcome back to another week of tip for rookie teams! Over the last 3 days we've made a lot of progress in many parts of our team. Award submissions were closed today at 3pm EST or 12PM PST, and we made sure to finish up with plenty of time left for both the Chairman's award and Woodie Flower's award. The programming team has been working on our practice robot in order to test experimental code so they will be able to quickly program the actual robot. Field elements have been finished by field elements team. The drivers have been practicing for many hours so they can perform well at the competition. Out in the metalshop, our fabrication team have been working overtime to finish up the robot before the 19th, also known as bag and tag day. You must be done and have bagged up your robot by that day, so hopefully that can be accomplished with time for programming and driving practice. Good luck with your goals for the week, and in general. See you again next week!
December began with a great start as we hosted a FLL and FLL Jr Expo at our school! We were glad to see multiple teams from the lower mainland join us on this day to celebrate the completion of their EV3 robots and compete with each other. The FLL Jr participants enjoyed displaying their LEGO creations to new friends and judges, as well as being entertained with games such as mini golf and a scavenger hunt. Altogether it was a successful day for everyone, and we are excited for next year’s expo!