Weekly Update- October 25th, 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

*Girls Get IT Event
*VEX Field
*Football Game
*Parent Meeting
*Electrical Meeting
*Hull Middle School Volunteering

Girls Get IT at Turner Broadcasting
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Girls Get IT is hosting an event on Thursday, November 7th, 2013. This is a great opportunity for females to gain more insight in the technology world, and is a unique learning experience that can take you very far in the future. Our girls are very excited to attend this event!

VEX Field
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Our very own VEX field has been set up in our storage room, The Cave! We are excited to have a practice field ahead of time of our VEX competition; an opportunity we have never had before.

Football Game
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At our final home game (11/1), we will be selling jewelry, shooting the Frisbee Bot, and most importantly, shooting the T-shirt bot!! Get ready to represent your Robolions one last time for our principal Dr. Tashline; this game will be hype!

Parents Meeting
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A parent meeting will be held Tuesday October 29th in order to update all Robolions’ parents on the month’s ongoing events.

Electrical Meeting
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Interested in electrical parts, components, and functions? Come to electrical meetings! These meetings are filled with great information taught by one of our mentors, Mr. Webb. What is taught here will be greatly valued in the future, especially during the Spring FRC season.

Hull Middle Robotics Mentoring
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This is now our 7th week volunteering at the middle school! The experience is incredible, and we couldn’t be any luckier to have this opportunity.

Weekly Update- October 18th, 2013

Friday, October 18th, 2013

*Programming
*T-Shirt Bot
*Hull MS Volunteering
*Electrical
*Football Game
*Girls Get IT Event

Programming
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Meetings will continue to be on Thursdays, where members will learn both text-based Java and Labview. These lessons are a great opportunity for our members to get great insight in programming!

T-Shirt Bot
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All that is left before final completion is the powder-coating of the bot. After the completion of this process, the bot will be ready to go!

Hull’s FLL Team: Volunteering
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This is now our 6th week volunteering at the middle school! The experience is incredible, and we couldn’t be any luckier to have this opportunity.

CAD

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Our CAD and Inventor lessons that we will soon begin will be great opportunities to learn- it’s something that we’ve never done before! (All of our past CADders are self-taught) By learning CAD, members will be able to make incredible contributions to the team, as well as use this greatly valued skill in the future.

Football Game
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At our final home game (11/1), we will be selling jewelry, shooting the Frisbee Bot, and most importantly, shooting the T-shirt bot!! We are very excited to have this opportunity!

 Girls Get IT
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Girls Get IT is hosting an event on Thursday, November 7th, 2013. This is truly a great opportunity for females to gain more insight in the technology world, and is a unique learning experience that can take you very far in the future. Our girls are very excited to attend this event!

Weekly Update- October 11th, 2013

Friday, October 11th, 2013

*GRITS
* Electrical
*Robolions at Football Games
*VEX
* Hull Middle Volunteering

GRITS
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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 Meetings

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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

Friday Night Lights
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At the final home game, we will most likely be shooting the t-shirt bot.

VEX
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The VEX competition that we are holding is just about a month away!

Team leaders have been keeping teams on track and working hard! Engineering notebooks are strong, as teams have been tediously keeping up with these!

Hull Middle School

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This is now our 5th week volunteering at the middle school! The experience is incredible, and we couldn’t be any luckier to have this opportunity.

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.