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Week of Nov. 28

posted Nov 27, 2016, 1:36 PM by Michael Reilly   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 3:06 PM ]

Okay, we talked about it, and we're going to do something about it:  your FIRST robotics team "4509 - The Mechanical Bulls" has been revived!

Over the past week I found a $5000 sponsor to pay our way into FIRST robotics, so we are going to compete!!

What does that mean to you?  If you have a serious initiative underway, nothing.  If you don't, or if you want to switch to FIRST, we have stuff to do.

First up (no pun intended), you need to get signed up.  Email the email you want to use to mreilly@lanierhs.org so I can start your membership on our team.

Then, we need to get you going fast on the basics of FIRST, and learn how to work together.

One of the best teams in the world is 1114, and here's their site that has a lot to teach you:

Here's the official website for the basics from FIRST:  http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/team-basics

We will need to locate the materials we have on-hand that are legal to use on a robot, our "T" closet.  

Also, we will need to raise cash to pay for things like t-shirts, travel, and maybe other parts.  

And we need a communications person, to maintain our website, Facebook, and Remind101 accounts.

I'm very excited about this, FIRST robotics can be really fun, like football for the brain!!