Hello Team 4293!
First off, thank you to all students who attended the meeting on Saturday, we got a lot finished and are now in a wonderful position to continue the build season. Thank you as well to the Stowe's for bringing hot chocolate, and to the Langer's for providing a wonderful meal for us. This week we have important information regarding the Colorado Regional, meeting times and homework.
This year, we'll be participating in the Colorado FIRST Regional. The competition is held at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center down at DU. Please plan to leave April 3rd, 4th and 5th open, as those are the days we'll attend. April 3rd is a day of just practice matches, so we can get used to the field, as well as working with other teams. The 4th and 5th are the actual competition days, where we'll compete in the qualifies and then in the final rounds. The agenda for the competition is the file below, so feel free to download and take a look at that.
It is important to remember 51 other teams will be in attendance for the event. This means we must be on the top of our game in 2 respects. We need to be very polite and kind to other teams, and we also need to have team spirit. Cheering in the stands, as well as getting down on the floor when we are competing are great ways to make an impression.
Additionally, the competition is free and open to the public, so we would encourage everyone to come, and please invite friends, family, etc.
This information is also included under the FIRST Robotics tab on this website.
The meeting schedule this week is as follows:
We are also having an optional Friday meeting starting at 4:30pm. Please come ready to focus and work, as we are taking the shop's time being there.
As always, meetings will be at the shop.
Additionally, for meeting schedules, as well as other important events, please check the new calendar tab of the website. There is a google calendar embedded there, and all meetings, as well as the Regional, are marked. Meetings have time and location, while events have time, location and information included.
Students, please remember that you have homework this week! First, make sure to read and re-read the rules for the section of the robot you are working on. It is imperative that you understand all of the rules for your subsystem.
Also, for those of you wanting to help get the cRIO up and running, please check out this page (http://wpilib.screenstepslive.com/s/3120/m/8559/l/89727-imaging-your-crio) and the associated links on the left side of the page.
Finally, please send out those sponsor letters and get your list of 7 names and businesses.
Grayson Gerlich is a senior on the team and our webmaster. He also manages outreach content and team graphics.