GENERAL CLUB NEWS

Note From Ashley

I hope everyone is having a great winter break!  We are only a few weeks away from qualifiers!  We are investigating a possible first qualifier for all teams which is on January 13th in Asheville.  Plans are not definite yet, but be on the lookout for more information.

If teams want to meet at TSL for extra build time over break, then please make sure that you have at least 2 parent volunteers before you sign up for a day.  Please use the link below to sign up for winter break meeting times.

Winter Break FTC Meeting Sign-Up

FRC is getting ready for Kickoff to this season’s game, POWER UP!, on January 6th.  They will then start their 6-week build period!  If you are an FRC team member, please see below to sign-up for carpooling to the event.

FRC/FTC – ALL STUDENTS

FRC

Team 1533

The students have been very busy Friday and Saturday. On Friday we had a group meet at TSL who were working on getting everyone connected to the coding and CAD software. On Saturday there was a great turnout of students and they were busy building back up the field, getting Scorpius working, and working on learning code.

POWER UP!

FRC Kickoff is just around the the corner, Jan. 6, 2018. This is a very important event for all the FRC students because it’s when we find out what the challenge is and what the field will look like.  Please make every effort to attend. We will be in need of parents to help carpool students.Sign up by DEC. 22ndKickoff Sign up

FIRST North Carolina registration

FRC students and parents please register here

Registration needs to be completed before kickoff.

FTC


Team 731

We have finally finished building our drivetrain. Lots of work left to do, but we are working hard over break.

Team 5795

This week the team focused on building and perfecting the intake, we still have quite a few kinks to work out, but it’s coming along nicely. We are looking forward to the qualifier.

Team 6183

This week our team was focused on updating and fixing our grabbing mechanism, we replaced servos, and attempted to increase the strength of the current block grabber.  We also focused on redoing the cables and positioning of robot controller and expansion hub in order to increase available space on the robot and preventing potential snags with cables.

Team 10195

This week we made great strides on building our relic system using linear slides and a claw grabber system. In addition, we replaced our servo with a larger servo that can rotate 180 degrees. We decided where we are putting our rev expansion hub and how to maximize space on our robot. Finally, we also adjusted our robot to make sure it fit under the 18x18x18 in requirement. Our programmers, Anya and Andrew also worked on autonomous code, and Shivani, Kaival, and Henry worked on engineering notebook and mascot costumes.

OUTREACH

The Irving Park Science Fair Outreach Event was great fun with lots of new kids and families interacting with robots and hearing about FIRST. Thanks to Ashley, Shami, David and Robert for volunteering and to Mrs. Chideya and Mrs. Barnette for chaperoning.

MARKETING

Adobe Creative Cloud was purchased and downloaded on the marketing computer this week. Also button-making supplies arrived for teams to start making buttons before qualifiers.

TREASURY

SCRIP

Gift cards were delivered to the family’s that ordered them..

Amazon Smile

Still time for those last minute gifts. Amazon donates to ECG Robotics

when you shop @AmazonSmile. Use this link. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/261397715

#YouShopAmazonGives

Student Gifts

A great gift for your student would be a donation to their team. All donations are tax deductible. Please contact Laura Adamonis lada7042@gmail.com with any questions.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Jan. 6 FRC Kickoff- Inmar, Winston-Salem
Jan. 13 FTC Qual. Cardinal Gibbons -Teams 731 and 5795
Jan. 19 Women in Engineering Night
Jan. 27 FTC Qual. S. Guilford-Teams 6183 and 10195
Feb. 3 FTC Qual. N. Guilford- All FTC Teams
Feb. 10 FTC State Championship
Mar. 23-25 FRC Qualifier, UNC Asheville
Mar. 29-30 FRC Qualifier, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
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