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Week one update

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We spent most of week one prioritizing how we are planning on scoring this season. Students have been doing awesome collaboration, have been very patient, and supportive of each others ideas. They have made game pieces out of cardboard and prototyped mechanisms using VEX as well as other technologies. We are excited for all that week 2, and beyond, will hold.


Update time !

A big thank you to all the parents, mentors, coaches, and people who came out to help make this year possible and a huge success !!!

Thank you for your donations of :

  • Your talent
  • Your food
  • Your money
  • Your children
  • Your cars
  • And all you do as parents

We couldn’t do this without you !
See you all back next year !

 

Watch your emails for upcoming events !
The past two pre-build weeks were awesome. We had a great turn out and many enthusiastic new team members.

New members have been working diligently on the trainer bots, which are basic robots that help simulate what we will actually be building during our build season. They have also been learning about the daily tasks that must be preformed like signing in, unpacking the closet and cleaning up.

 

Just a reminder to parents and members the monster dash, which one of the big fundraisers we participate in, is taking place this Saturday the 29th.

We will be handing out water to runners who are running the 5k for the Monster Dash.
Our assigned location is the 5k Party City Water Stop, and we need to be there at 8:30 am (I advise you leave earlier to get there on time). Our shift will be over at around 11:30 am.
The location is the turn around for the race which will be near the Upper Landing Park on Sheppard Road, Very close the Science Museum.
   -Click here for a map of the race course. We will be meeting at “Half Finish”
   -Here are also the rough coordinates you can input in a map for directions: 44.941727, -93.098269
Parking should be relatively easy by the apartments near the river – or in the Science Museum ramp.
In order to receive $500 for our participation, we need at least 20 volunteers to show up.
If you don’t have any way to get to the location just email us at millerbots@gmail.com, and we will help find you a ride.

Welcome Back

A big thank you to all the parents who made this year possible and a huge success !!!

Thank you for your donations of :

  • Talent
  • Food
  • Money
  • Your children
  • Your cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Millerbots,

Welcome back for the 2016-2017 season ! We will be having our returning team member meeting on Thursday, Sept 15th after school in Le Feber’s room. If you are unable to make it please send us an email.

If you are interested in joining the Millerbots, please come to our informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 22nd, after school in room 119b.  We will be talking all about what  we do and who we are.  Although you are welcome to join at any time, we find that many benefit from first attending this meeting.

Have an awesome day !


Almost Competition !!!!!

Wow !!! Has time flown, its almost competition time !!!

LeFeber’s room is full of busy students working on our second robot and the pit. Our programmers are hard at working writing autonomous code and working out kinks in our driving mechanism. Everyone is getting super excited for competition. We are busy packing, checking batteries, and gathering tools.  The drive team is being assembled. Driving practice will start on Wednesday.

 

Team members:

-You need to make sure you are registered with FIRST or you can not come with us to competition on Friday. There is a list, just talk to LeFeber or Anna if you want to see if you are good to go.

 

Bag & Tag

IMG_7787The last six weeks have been filled with pizza,  bad jokes, late nights, and  the screeching sounds of metal being drilled as Connor yells, “DRILL, BABY, DRILL!” Six wonderful, tiring, build weeks have passed and we can hardly believe that we managed to finish the robot (affectionately named Dwayne ‘The Bot’ Johnson) and get him all bagged and tagged, not to be touched again until competition.

Every year the team completely takes apart the robot on the last day and reassembles it so that we make sure we know where everything goes and have the chance to remove any unnecessary parts, like bolts that may be rattling around inside. This year we were ahead of schedule so Dwayne was deconstructed on Monday and instead of just rebuilding him build team made some adjustments and improvements on particular aspects that should be to our advantage.

Tension was high as nine o’clock approached. LeFeber kept yelling out how much time was left; “FIFTEEN MINUTES!…… THIRTEEN MINUTES!….. SEVEN MINUTES!….” Minutes after nine, the last nut was tightened, the last tests were ran, and Dwayne was ready to be put in the bag.

I am so proud of all the team members and mentors who made this build season our most successful in years! I would also like to thank all the parents who donated their time, money, resources, and food. We couldn’t have done it with out you!


Don’t fret, it’s not over yet. We will meet again March 1st, in Le Feber’s room right after school. Everyone is expected, and required to come, and we will figure out our post-build schedule.


We also have have a few more upcoming events to add to your calendar, and we will send out more information and sign ups as we get closer to the events
March 4th Handing out bags for the Get Lucky Run. 4pm-7pm at the Roseville Sports Authority. 10 members needed.
March 5th Team trip to Duluth to watch two regional competitions. Everyone encouraged to come.
March 12th Set up for Get Lucky run, Union Depot in St. Paul, 5am-8am. We need a minimum of 25 people (also part of lettering requirements).

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