GENERAL CLUB NEWS

Note From Shiv:

Congratulations to Team 1533 for earning a spot at the World Championship! Now we’ll be able to see three teams in Houston! FTC has been hard at work fundraising, so please see GoFundMe link below. FRC will have their Worlds meeting on Tuesday night for planning. On Thursday at 5pm all students who want to help plan the end of season banquet, please meet at TSL with Staci Bensel. There is also a parent meeting for those wanting to help out with planning out the next season on Thursday, April 6th at 7pm, so please come.

FRC/FTC – ALL STUDENTS

FRC

Results of State Tournament at Campbell University:

Triple Strange did a fantastic job in State qualifications rounds finishing ranked 7th. We were chosen as the first pick for the fourth seed alliance. We made it through quarter finals scoring one of the high scores for the day but were defeated in the semi-finals. With all of the points that we have earned through the District Events and the State Championship,Triple Strange has earned a spot to play at the World Championships in Houston, Texas on April 19-22.

Parent Meeting:

All FRC Parents and students are invited to a Worlds planning meeting on Tuesday, April 4 at 7pm at TSL Please contact Laura Adamonis if you know you are planning on going lada7042@gmail.com.

  

FTC

FTC Worlds Preparation update

We met on Tuesday for information for Worlds and 23 students will be attending the event. All flights have been scheduled, hotel has been booked, lunch and dinner options have been chosen and transportation to and from the airport has been made. Lunch google forms went out tonight from Wendy W. Please try to respond quickly so that we do not have to track you down for your lunch order.

Fundraising update: GoFundMe site is live so please forward the following link to friends and family for individual donations.

GoFundMe Link:  https://www.gofundme.com/ECGRobotics

All donations are tax deductible. Thank you to everyone who has taken the letter and submitted to get funding from different companies. Donations to date for Worlds:

TE Connectivity– $6,000

Burn’s Farms– $1,000

Coca Cola– $250

Anonymous– $1,000

TOTAL $8,250

Team 731

This week we figured out solutions to address the problems we encountered at Super Regionals. Firstly from our gameplay we found out that the button pushers are really slow and are not as big as they could be in order to press the beacons efficiently in tele-op as well as to ease up autonomous. Another problem we encountered is the fact that our wheels came off during a match and to address that we are making 3d printed modules in order to keep the wheels locked in and also to hopefully fix the drift problem we have been encountering

Team 5795

Hello, we made some minor adjustments over this past week that will hopefully improve our gameplay, including adjustments to our intake and designs for a new button pusher to press beacons during teleOp. Over the next two weeks we plan to finish these adjustments, get drive practice, and rest autonomous. Thanks to all the parents who signed up for a slot in the google doc below, allowing us to do all this work on our robot.

Worlds Meetings Schedule

Here is the sign-up document for the world’s meeting schedule. Parent please help when you can. Keep in mind this Tuesday night FRC will have a parent meeting at 7pm: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eLlHonczF-C4VgZEY55bs4ikbGI-ISrEyGyMeRub52U/edit

Week of 4/3

Monday 4/3

Tuesday

4/4

Wednesday

4/5

Thursday

4/6

Friday

4/7

Saturday

4/8

4-6

Kelly Fei

Kathryn Townsend

Cathy B.

Pamela

Cathy B.

6-8

David Moore

Daniel Jin

Pamela

Mustafa Puri

Pamela

Cathy B.

SUPER REGIONALS

Super Regional Bills will go out tomorrow to each person through e-mail. Please bring checks by Friday

End of Season Banquet

Please mark your calendar for May 5th at 7pm for the end of season banquet and celebration. It will be at First Lutheran Church. Staci Bensel will be coordinating the event with the students and look for more details coming later.

OUTREACH

Science Center Festival  Outreach Event 4/8

Team members are needed for robot demos and to man Lego tables during Science Center Science Festival April 8 from 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM. Use the following link to sign up:

Science Center Festival 4/8

Bluford STEM Outreach 4/27

Bluford STEM has invited us to participate in their STEMology Night, Thursday April 27. The theme is “Imagineering Solving Real World Problems.” Please sign up below to volunteer.

Bluford STEMology Night 4/27/17

COMMUNICATION

YouTube channels Subscribers:

Please subscribe to the open Youtube channels.  We have had an increase this week two teams.

Team 5795 – 37 subscribers – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGVf-tHJdVVlQ_PMYUsdfGw increase from last week.

Team 1533 – 25 subscribers – https://www.youtube.com/user/team1533 increase this week.

Team 731 – 17 subscribers – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIb1cG-Nu4VQcNVruybJ0gQ –  increase this week.

Twitter Followers:

All three accounts have increased from last week. Good job teams!

Please follow us–

@team1533 – 549

@ftc5795 – 732

@ftc731 – 146

MARKETING

If you have any photos or videos from this weekend’s UNCA District Tournament, be sure to put them on Google Drive so we can make use of them in the future! There’s a folder set up for the event in Photos and Videos > FRC link: Asheville District Event Photo link

Congrats to Triple Strange for a great event!

Parent Leadership Meeting

On Thursday, April 6 at 7pm we will be holding a parent meeting for those interested in planning for next season.

Our topics include:

Preparing for worlds

Transitioning to new student leadership

Identifying new officers for the non-profit

Assessment of mentors and needs for the 2017-2018 season

This is a chance for the group to share ideas and plan for the future.  Parents are vital to the success of the club.  As the end of the formal competition get closer we need to finalize the board positions, mentors and other vital volunteer positions for the 2017-18 season. If you are curious about how to get involved or know what you want to help with next season, please join us for a discussion and planning meeting. The meeting will take place at TSL.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Apr 6 THURSDAY Parent Meeting for the 2017-2018 season
Apr 8 SATURDAY Science Center Festival
Apr 19-22 WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY 2017 FIRST World Championship – Houston, TX (if qualified)
Apr 27 THURSDAY Bluford STEMology Outreach Event
May 5 Friday End-of-Season Banquet
Ongoing WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY ECG Robotics Food Drive