After our gift wrapping station at Mod Shop last weekend, we are now spending the last days before our competitions finishing up both the robot and the Engineering notebook that we will present to the judges.
Our competitions are scheduled to take place on December 1st in Fresno and December 15th in Alameda.
As our annual FLL tournament rolled around, we prepared by assigning roles to team members and setting up the tournament area and pits.
Aftermath: The tournament turned out to be a big success, hosting 8 excited teams in our gym. We were able to keep the kids engaged in the competition while still allowing them to be focused in the competition.
So far in this season, we have made progress in business, building, and programming.
In business, we have created new team logos, worked on our team outreach events, and made plans to lead our team into the future.We started the Engineering Notebook got members started on recording this season's progress.
The programming team started by teaching new members Java, and later started brainstorming ideas of the autonomous period of the robot.
The engineering team started by creating the first plan for the robot considering weight, robot control, and robot productivity. While waiting for parts to arrive for the bot, our plan has been revised and edited.
.The new FTC season bring new team names and logos to what where the Duckinators and the Iron Ducks. Our two teams, The Platinum Patriots ( #4157) and The Titanium Patriots ( #5211) each have new captains and a new list of members ready to start the season.
Starting this post, we are now already a few weeks into build season having had been working on our robot for some time now. This will be the first post of many that will describe our season, starting from November 11th, 2018.