Programming was able to test the integration between the index and the launcher. They report it worked and the test went well. Students will be testing autonomous soon and fixing any bugs in the robot code.
Design finished most of the robot, and are just completing work on the sensors now. They are also developing a “full down” or an extendable intake.
Electronics has finished almost all of the wiring of the new robot and are soon going to give it to our programmers.
Mechanics is working on the robot, with nearly everyone focused on a different part. Some students are working with the shooter, some are making spare parts. Others are assisting by completing touch-ups on the robot. Most of the robot’s mechanisms are ready, including the intake. Students are also working on the Lazy Susan, which is the part that helps rotate the shooter. There is a Lazy Susan on the bottom of the shooter to position balls – called “Power Cells” – that will be shot with quick succession for scoring.
Marketing is handing out our brand new 2020 team shirts and sweatshirts. Students are also working on the Chairman’s video, including finalizing the script. Next up is getting our new Pit ready for our first competition. And this next week we will officially unveil our new robot – and its new name!
Want to see our new robot in action? Come cheer on Spartronics at our first district event for 2020! It will be at Glacier Peak High School in Everett on Fri. Feb. 28 to Sun. March 1. Check out all of our event dates on our team calendar here.
2020 Dean’s List Nominees Announced!
Each year, the FIRST Robotics Competition Dean’s List Award recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to FIRST. Sponsored by the Kamen family, each team may nominate up to two10th or 11th grade students, selected by team mentors and coaches.
Since its introduction in 2010, the FIRST Dean’s List Award has attracted the attention of prestigious colleges and universities who desire to recruit FIRST Dean’s List students.
Our two nominees this year are juniors Darwin Clark and Justice James. Darwin said he feels greatly honored to be a Dean’s List nominee. Justice said he appreciated being selected by mentors and wants to live up to their expectations.
Sponsor Spotlight: Sound Reprographics
Q. Can you give us a brief description of your company and what it does?
A. Sound Reprographics has been in business for almost 28 years. Although we started out printing architectural drawings, we’ve expanded our printing to just about anything you can imagine printing, including signs, banners, t-shirts – even large wall graphics. Over the years, we’ve printed school yearbooks, auction programs, yard signs, banners, invitations and many other things for school events and activities. We also help people with FedEx shipping, faxing, scanning, and have public computers and copiers in our store to make your own posters and flyers.
Spartronics alumni and former Spartronics Captains Robby Davis (Boise State – Mechanical Engineering major) and Jon Coonan (Univ. of Michigan – Mechanical Engineering major) show off the great quality Sound Repro produces for our team
Q. Why is Sound Reprographics sponsoring Spartronics?
A. At Sound Reprographics, we are proud supporters of our local academic community, including the students, teachers and families. We are your neighbors and our own kids have benefited from our great schools. We love supporting Spartronics members as they represent our community in such a positive way and reflect positively on our entire island.
Q. Is there a way Spartronics fans can support your company? (i.e. “Like” your Facebook page, tell others about your business, buy your product or services, etc.)
A. Spartronics fans can support us by buying locally and considering Sound Reprographics for any of their personal, school, business printing or promotional projects. Many Spartronics supporters are also involved in non-profit events or activities, or have other projects where they may need a banner, yard-signs or other printing. We would be thrilled if they also liked our Facebook page, recommended us to their friends, and gave us an excellent online review.
Q. Is there anything else you would like us to include in your Sponsor Spotlight newsletter feature? (i.e. someone’s contact information or link to a website or social media info, etc.)
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Phone number: 206-780-9678
403 Madison Ave N – in the Pavilion