Finals are done with!
Pneumatic, pneumatics, pneumatics. That’s the word you’ll hear over and over again if you walk into our electronics subteam. After three years, we’re dusting off the cobwebs of this knowledge from GAEA (Grabber Actuated Elevator Automaton) and starting to learn again about this type of engineering.
Pneumatics is moving things using air pressure, and some of our mentors have been teaching us about this. We’ll use this in all of our systems this year, so it’s incredibly important.
In order for the robot to function, code and mechanics have to come together to form one cohesive whole. Programmings efforts this week have been directed towards making sure this happens. After communicating with the mechanics subteam, programming has been able to start making a list of what needs to be done with the robots code to make sure it functions as perfectly as possible. They’ve also continued the ongoing process of familiarizing new subteam members with programming the robot.
The marketing team has begun planning for the Open House. This event will be held at 5 PM, March 14th at BHS. Everyone is welcome.
Work on this year’s submission for the Chairman’s Award has begun. It is FRC’s most prestigious award and is community-outreach focused. Finally, the marketing subteam is working on a secret video project to be unveiled at a later date.
The wait is over! Drive team has been selected!
As one of our legacy sponsors, they’ve done a great deal to support the team over the years. Besides purely monetary contributions, they’ve helped feed us by providing significant discounts on their pizzas. The team, including students and mentors, have consumed some 6,000 slices of pizza since the team began! Stretched end to end that’s enough pizza to run from Safeco’s home plate to the center field wall 10 times!
This tradition of helping sate students appetites goes back to our very first Kickoff event where they graciously donated pizzas for our first dinner. Westside has also aided our past fundraising efforts by allowing us to stage a takeover of their restaurant last year.
Westside’s owners, Tom and Maureen, are huge Spartronics sponsors and we greatly appreciate them taking the time to attend our Open Houses and encouraging our students.
Thank You Westside Pizza!