Category: <span>2023-2024</span>

Hello Team 702 Robotics Mentors,

There’s been a lot going on the past couple weeks, and now that things are settled a bit we know at least some plans to begin the year. Our first meeting will be next Wednesday Sept 6th at 3 pm.

Meeting Days/Times: 

  • Mondays 3:30-6 pm
  • Wednesdays 3-6 pm
  • Two Saturdays a month 12-5, starting with Sept 9th and 23rd.

We added Saturdays to both have a time better suited to attracting new mentors, and because the school schedule for Wednesday now has classes getting out at 2:42 instead of 1:15. We had a tool recertification meeting for 14 students the day before school started last week, so we have a good start on getting everyone back using tools. The leadership is active and ready to go. 

Fall projects

  • JPL Invention Challenge rules have been released here, and we plan to participate
  • Swerve drive robot base is built but a lot more work is needed
  • 2022 robot needs reworking to be our demobot
  • plus we need to train programers and play with driving and auto

Sadly the robotics teacher was unable to fulfill his commitment earlier this week, so the CTE Robotics classes have been cancelled. The district has also not paid us for champs, so we have not much in the way of funds. The good news is that the district did pay the first regional registration yesterday, so we have the ability to attend at least one regional. 

Our online meetings with Joan and other coaches have been beneficial and our regional directors agreed this was such a good idea that they are offering it as well. See the link below for a Zoom meeting next Tuesday that you are most welcome to attend. 

Looking forward to seeing you in Room 91,

David Stout

Team 702 Co-Coach