This Week in Robotics!
October 29-November 03, 2018
Dear Young Engineers, Human Parents, & Enthusiastic Supporters,
Three important announcements:
Our 2nd Qualifier is in Constantine, MI 11/17! We are three lucky teams. Over 170+ Michigan FTC teams are waitlisted and did not get 2nd competitions. While we didn’t get our requested date, we are competing! No bus this time, we will need to coordinate transportation.
We are going to host our first FIRST event this Saturday! The JR FLL Expo! We will need everyone there to help! Sign up HERE. Come anyway if the sign up is full.
Also, we are technically obligated to provide a volunteer per team to the events we attend. Event Queue Helpers and Field Reset volunteers get the closest vantage point to the competitors - if you want to catch your young engineers match from an unrivalled viewpoint. Volunteering is fun - meet awesome people, FREE TShirt and pin, AND FREE food! In addition, in the hurry-up and wait - you have something to do! Please let Coach Marka know and sign up HERE.
Sign Up for E. Jackson Event Help
Looking for a lunch coordinator for E Jackson and Constantine.
Transportation Coordinator for Constantine - contact Marka at this email address
Volunteer at the Events - E. Jackson & Constantine & States (thinking positive!)
Sign Up for Constantine Event Help
Monday, 10/29, 6-8PM - Build, program, organize presentations
Tuesday, 10/30, 6-8PM - Build Room & Field Open
Wednesday, 10/31 Happy Halloween! No robotics meeting!
Thursday, 11/1, 6-8PM - Build, program, organize notebooks
Saturday, 11/3, 10 AM - Noon - Inaugural FLL Jr Expo! (see below) LUNCH at 12:30 1-6 Robot meeting
A Look Ahead to November
Saturday 11/3 9-12 @ North Creek - Chelsea’s Inaugural FLL Jr Expo!! As good citizens in the FIRST and Chelsea Robotics Community, the FTC will be helping! We will need Young Engineers to show off our robots and also assist in traffic control and assisting the K-3rd graders in their activities. Sign ups are HERE. Participation is expected, Please be at NORTH CREEK at 9AM (and there are less sign ups then FTC-er’s) but we will need additional help transporting bots and setting up, crowd control, and basic good examples. Afterwards, we will be heading back to our lab from 1-6 for working on our bots/presentations.
Monday, 11/5, 6-8PM - Build, program, organize presentations
Tuesday, 11/6, 6-8PM - Build Room & Field Open
Wednesday, 11/7 6-8PM - Last chance to build, program, organize presentations
Thursday, 11/8, 6-8PM - Pack up for competition!
Saturday 11/10 6:45AM - 8PM - East Jackson Qualifier! The super cool news is that we have a BUS! All young engineers will be provided transportation! How cool is that?!? There will be a few spaces for parents/mentors. We will need a few parents to drive to transport bots (and enjoy the peace and quiet of their vehicles). The bus will depart 7AM sharp from Beach Middle School. We will return after the award ceremony, 7:30-8:00 PM, Sign Up genius for snacks, lunch and supervision is forthcoming. All young engineers are expected to be on the bus for the trip to and from the venue.
Monday, 11/12, 6-8PM - Build, program, organize presentations
Tuesday, 11/13, 6-8PM - Build Room & Field Open
Wednesday, 11/14 6-8PM - Last chance to build, program, organize presentations
Thursday, 11/15, 6-8PM - Pack up for competition!
Saturday 11/17 5:30AM - 9PM - Constantine Qualifier! Calling all early birds! We will need to leave early - some families are planning hotels! (I need a transportation coordinator parent! No bus this time!) Constantine is 2 hours away and we need to be there at 7:30 AM.
Eat. Sleep. Robots!