Weekly Update- October 6th, 2013

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

*Car Wash
*GRITS
*Electrical Meeting
*VEX

Car Wash

This weekend’s car was a great success! The Robolions did an outstanding job washing all of the cars, and the customers truly appreciated the hard work put into the job!

We were very successful and made a large profit! A special thanks to all of the parents and mentors that helped out. We look forward to holding more events like this!

GRITS

GRITS was this past Saturday, October 5th!! This event was a highly successful day for the Robolions. At the end of qualification matches, we ranked as the #8 team. The Robolions were picked as alliance members of Team 832 and Team 2415. We reached the final match and lost from technical issues. However, we did receive the Outreach Award for the most number of new members! Although we did not win, we tasted victory and got and even better view on out strengths and weaknesses, and greatly anticipate the 2014 FRC Season!

Electrical Meeting

Anyone interested in learning about the electrical components of our robots-

*Soldering (Small to Large cables & fittings, possible some chips
on PCB)
* Battery Safety
* Wiring, cables (Proper sizing of the gauge & types of wire, amp
charts)
* Power Consumption (P=VI) & Thermal Considerations (Heat Sinks)
Special classes are now being offered by Mr. Webb, one of our parents on Wednesdays.

VEX 
The VEX competition that we are holding is just about a month away! Teams have been efficient and very productive in building their robots, and have also been doing well in keeping track of their engineering notebooks. We anticipate an exciting day of competition when we host our VEX qualifier on November 23rd, 2013.
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