10/07/17 – Intro to Mini-Competition

Introduction to the game: We have split our entire team into 4 mini teams; 3 student teams and 1 mentor team each with a new student or mentor as its leader. For the student teams, skill is equally split up so veteran members are all on different teams. These four teams will compete in a 5190 mini competition after Thanksgiving break. …

9/30/17 – Hard Decisions

Today in engineering, we determined that Veronica would not be suited for the October 28 THOR at Millbrook High School. We have put extensive work into Veronica; however, the chain in tube system requires much prior planning. This is because all drilling into the chassis releases metal shavings into the chain, slowly destroying it within the tube. sign up for …

9/27/17 – New Student Meeting

Today in engineering, we formally invited all new members to the build space and began introductions into the subteams they have shown interest in. We began the meeting with a FIRST presentation; explaining the missions, goals, and expectations of FIRST and our team. We then split into different subteams: mechanical, programming, CAD, and marketing. In mechanical, we started each individual on …

9/26 – Cary Academy FLL

Today at Cary Academy, we worked on the project and began to strategize what we want our robots to do. On the project, one team was brainstorming a gravity-based rain collector close to those of the ancient Romans. This lead to the discussion of a pH tracker to make sure acid rain was not affecting their water supply.  On the other …

9/23 – Baby Falcons

Today in engineering, we had new students come to the build space for the first time. We had them go to ten different stations: batteries, CAD, Programming, Chop Saw/ Band Saw, Drill Press / Sander, Electrical / Pneumatics, Marketing / Media, Hand Drill/ Riveting, and Hand Tools/ Supplies. It was a great introduction and all of the students got to …

9/19 – Cary Academy FLL Mentoring

We had a great time today with Cary Academy's FLL team. Today we split up between the two teams and worked on their projects. We focused on identifying problems relating to water instead of solutions. We figured that when we found a unique problem we would have an exceptional solution. Can't wait to work with them again!!