The season has been rocking and rolling along, we're progressing well and I can't wait to see a finished robot. Have we decided on a name for our bot yet? If so we should start making the chants now, because I know it is going to rock this regional!
However, with that regional quickly approaching, it is very fortunate that Cougars Gone Wired, FIRST Team 2996, is again hosting the Annual Pre-Ship Scrimmage. The scrimmage is a huge event where we'll get a chance to see most of the teams from Colorado and interact with other robots. It is also a fantastic road-test of the scouting system. 2996 is kind enough to build a full game field every single year, and this year is no exception so please give a huge thank you to any 2996 people you see while you're there!
The scrimmage will be on Saturday February 20, from 9 AM – 5 PM. We'll be leaving from the shop at 8:30. We only have room to take along the drive team and the pit crew, so stay tuned at the meetings this week to see exactly who will be going. The scrimmage will be in the main gym on the Coronado High School Campus. A map with directions from I-25 is attached to this post
Here’s the tentative schedule for the day:
9:00 AM= Doors open
9:00 AM= Field open
12:00 PM= Lunch break
1:00 PM= Field open again
5:00 PM= Clean up starts
Again, lets give a massive thank you to team 2996 for putting this event on. Without their continued support of Colorado FIRST, the Rocky Mountain regional wouldn't be the great event that it is.
Finally, please remember to finish up your fundraising before the end of the build season! We need to get those sponsor letters out as soon as possible!
Hello Team 4293!
The season is coming along great so far. I have been so pleased to see the chassis coming together, the electronics board get manufactured and new programmers learning. As of tonight, the electronics are drive ready, the chassis is getting rolling and perhaps most relieving, awards submissions are done. Please give a HUGE thank you to Aidan and Mary for their hard work late into a few nights to get those finished. Mary is very, very sick and still made a commitment to get those awards finished, and that's the kind of dedication we like to see here on Team Komodo.
A reminder to everyone to work on your fundraising letters for this season! We require each student to send out 10 letters to friends/family/local businesses. If you have participated in the Applewood Plumbing event or another fundraising event throughout the season, that counts as one of your letters. It is crucial for the success and survival of this team that we all stay motivated and on top of fundraising. With this in mind, please focus on getting all of these letters out by the end of the build season. You still have 2 and a half weeks, so lets get out there and raise some money!
Thank you for an awesome season so far, I'll catch you guys in another couple of weeks.
Grayson Gerlich is a senior on the team and our webmaster. He also manages outreach content and team graphics.