CCHS Robotics Club Posts

2023 Week 3 Newsletter: 1/22/23 – 1/28/23

Hello Robotics parents and mentors,

Please look for the evite sent recently and let us know if you can come visit us on Saturday Feb 25th between 3-5 PM. This is a chance for you to see what your student has been working on, what the team is doing and to thank our sponsors and administration.

Coach Stout

This week marked the third week of Team 702’s build season, where once again a lot of progress was made on our robot build and season activities. We have continued strategizing for this year’s game, as well as award writing activities. We also sent our evite for our Sponsor and Community Event on February 25 from 3-5pm. We also have a new donate page on our website.

2023 Week 2 Newsletter: 1/16/23 – 1/21/23

This week was the second week of Team 702’s 2023 build season, where much progress was made with our build and season activities. We have continued strategizing for this year’s game, as well as award writing activities. Now available we have a new link open for people to donate to the team. The team’s funding is held by the CCHS Boosters Club, which helps team 702, to be a non-profit organization. We would really appreciate it if all parents and supporters of team 702 to sign-up with Boosters, as it is crucial to the survival and success of our team. 

2023 Week 1 Newsletter: 1/7/23 – 1/14/23

This week has marked the start of Team 702’s 23rd competition season beginning with Kickoff at Da Vinci High School, where we watched this year’s game reveal, where we strategized and discussed the game, hosted by FRC team 4201. Then we went back to our room, and worked with our team to discuss possible plans for 2023’s challenge.

On January 8th, we hosted a strategy session with teams 1197; Torbots, 1452; Omnicats, and 6000, Firehawks to discuss and plan our solutions to this year’s game. We broke down all of the scoring methods, how the game will play, and various strategies to be able to find success in the 2023 challenge. We then discussed what we would build as a solution to the game and what goals we are trying to achieve. 

On January 14th, we held our competition test for students to earn eligibility to go to competition, based around game knowledge, safety, and positive behaviour for competition.

We are rapidly approaching the 2023 build season, which starts on January 7, 2023.  Our season kickoff will take place from 12noon-5pm on Saturday, January 7th, 2023.

We have a few things we need from you before the build season starts. 

On Saturday November 13, six team members attended the unveiling of the Ferris wheel at the Long Beach Aquarium. Thanks to Coach Singer, we met many of the staff and had a personal tour of the entire aquarium. The staff were amazed at how well it was built and ready for the birds to enjoy.

 

Office A is changing! The old mill has been moved, and the old location cleaned up, sanded and clear-coated in anticipation of the new mill arriving on Tuesday. The windows and walls have been cleaned and the paint given a new fresh coat. Bennett, Adam and Devansh took charge of making this happen. 

After months of COVID related delays, we finally completed the installation of our new tool  rack that our team captain Miro Garrett built as his Eagle Scout project. The rack holds our drills and other hand tools, along with the custom built table below for additional storage. Looks great, works well and helps us keep office C organized.

Thanks to the Culver City Education Foundation, we are getting a new milling machine. Delivery is scheduled for next week, and we have office A all ready to go. The old mill will move to the back benchtop, which the team built this past Wednesday. The new mill will replace the old one, so soon we will have 2!