C^3 (Coaches’ Corner Comments)

2014.01.16

Yes, that’s right!!  WE’RE GOING TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ON MARCH 1!!!

We have a LOT of work to do before then:

  • what is Inspire Award?, celebrate Think Award!, meeting times?, video & EN update, community events
  • robot –> 100 pts, robot drive control, flag raiser, accessory control
  • programming protocol, autonomous
  • field build
  • order robot hardware, emergency contact list, budget, scouting, sponsors, M4 list (manpower, marketing, materials, money), student engagement, website, order materials, Judge session, gimmies, drive teams, STIMS/TIMS, T-shirt contest
  • practices
  • MIGHTY Moments
  • subteam adjustments?
  • CAD work?

2014.01.11

Congratulations on winning the Think Award!!  Great job MIGHTY Mechanics!

2013.12.25

Merry Christmas!

Tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) meeting is cancelled so that we can visit with relatives.

See ya Saturday and Sunday!

2013.12.23

We are meeting Mon (12/23) and Thu (12/26) 6:00-9:00, and Sat (12/28) and Sun (12/29) 1:30-4:30 this week.  Please email FTCCoach@agawamrobotics.org for additional times that you are available.

The shirt graphics are being finalized, and the order is going in this week.

The final draft of the team video was shown yesterday, and will be finalized tonight.  It is due 12/28.

The Master Engineering Notebook is ~20% completed.

The pods were rebuilt yesterday, the frame was riveted together (and needs some relief holes re-drilled), the chassis floor was cut out, and further progress was made on the accessory.  Drive motors, etc. will be mounted tonight – maybe a rolling chassis??

Permanent RobotC license was purchased and installed on MM laptop.  1/4-scale servos and blocks have been ordered, but won’t be shipped until 12/30.  Encoders, motor mounts and servo brackets ordered but won’t be shipped until 1/2.

Our [first] Qualifier is 1/11/14!  It’s coming quick!

2013.12.19

We are meeting Tue (12/17) and Thu (12/19) 6-9, and Sun (12/22) 1:30-4:30 this week.  We are also available except for Saturday.  Please email FTCCoach@agawamrobotics.org for times that you are available.

The sponsor list for shirts is due today.

The team video is due 12/28.

Our [first] Qualifier is 1/11/14!  Let’s Git ‘Er Done!!

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