Archive for Month: October 2015

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May 20, 2015

Hello again! Today our team went to Eckstein Middle School to promote the Roosevelt computer science and engineering programs. We also encouraged future FRC participation by introducing our robot to Ms. Metter’s 3rd and 4th period computer science classes. The club is proud to represent FIRST at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation on May 27th and will continue our outreach at the New Roosevelt Student Welcome Night on June 2nd. In general meetings we are working on a Roosevelt assembly ‘pep robot’ and testing systems for next year’s competition bot. As the date for our Relay for Life event (6/6) approaches we ask anyone who would like to join the fight against cancer to join our team, become a chaperone, or donate to the link below: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15GW?team_id=1852097&pg=team&fr_id=66716&_ga=1.72566099.1125556985.1427169078 Thank you.

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May 14, 2015

Bad News! Already? Sadly, we will not be participating in WAR (Western Allied Robotics, a version of battle-bots) this year due to a lack of time and resources, yet the team still plans on attending the competition to learn about the event for next year. This week leadership organized outreach events and determined the club budget. We have also been experimenting with a rangefinder and testing ice cream toppings. The team will be involved in the Relay for Life event at Lower Woodland on June 6th and will attend Eckstein Middle School over the next few weeks (20th, 27th, 3rd) to introduce engineering and computer science curriculum. If any parents are available to chaperone or provide food for the relay, it would be greatly appreciated!

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May 11, 2015

The competition season may be over but we are far from finished! Currently the Iron Riders are participating in the Western Allied Robotics competition (WAR), which will be held in the Seattle Center Armory on May 31st at noon. Over the next few weeks we will be working frantically to meet our deadline of May 29th. We have also been working on connecting with Black Dog Forge and Eckstein Middle School (Nathan Eckstein Middle School). We intend to start several other projects such as testing new mechanisms for the robot and creating a ‘pep robot’ for Roosevelt assemblies. Furthermore we are looking into holding a FTC event at our school next season. – Halle Remash, VP