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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

2023 Week 9 Newsletter: 3/6/23 – 3/11/23

This week marked the ninth week of team 702’s 2023 build season, where we did drive practice and autonomous work with our robot. We also attended Orange County Regional to get scouting practice and information to prepare for our competitions.

Next week’s plans are to get ready to go and compete at Los Angeles Regional next weekend.

2023 Week 8 Newsletter: 2/27/23 – 3/5/23

This week marked the eighth week of Team 702’s 2023 build season, where drive practice was done with our robot, as well as scouting, and a meeting with Team 6000 to prepare for the Los Angeles Regional in 2 weeks. We also did a robot demonstration at Farragut Elementary School’s science fair. We made a few adjustments to our robot this week to improve how it operates at competition. 

Next week’s plans are to do more drive practice and to work on the autonomous code for competition. As well as on Saturday, going to Orange County Regional to do scouting practice. We will for this week be going back to our full schedule just for this week, to try and get as much practice this week as possible.

2023 Week 7 Newsletter: 2/20/23 – 2/25/23

This week marked the seventh week of Team 702’s build season, where initial build of the robot was completed, drive practice was held, and we hosted a very successful first sponsor and community event. We had over 70 people attend, where we showed off our robot, showed off the work of our subteams, and raffled off gift vouchers making over $1600. This is an event we now hope to hold for years to come.

2023 Week 6 Newsletter: 2/13/23 – 2/18/23

This week marked the sixth week of Team 702’s 2023 build season, where we started to wrap up the build of our 2023 robot. We have continued on strategizing for this year’s game as well as sponsor and community event planning coming up Saturday next week.

This week adjustments were made to the assembly and preparation for drive practice continued. Further outreach to Culver City businesses for the Sponsor and Community event also occurred.

2023 Week 5 Newsletter: 2/6/23 – 2/11/23

This week marked the fifth week of Team 702’s 2023 build season, where a lot of progress was made on our robot. We have continued on strategizing for this year’s game as well as sponsor and community event planning.

This week general assembly of the robot was completed as well as outreach to Culver City businesses requesting support for the sponsor and community event.