Robot Coach’s Blog Sept 12

FRC back to BU! I am very excited for the upcoming season.   This year, FIRST Robotics is returning to the BU campus.  There will be an FRC district event at BU April 2-3.

Tuesday afternoon cleanup (Sept 15): the upperclassmen will be finishing to prepare the lab for the upcoming season.  We have a lot of excess inventory in our lab.  We will be packing several totes of materials to donate to a local rookie team.

Wednesday Robotics Begins (Sept 16): we will have an introduction to BUA robotics for students new to the team right after school in the physics classroom.  After the introduction, we will have a LEGO building party for all team members in the physics classroom.  We have six FIRST LEGO League kits we need to build. We will build LEGO models until the BUA Back To School Night starts.

Friday VEX Work (Sept 18): at 3PM we will leave the physics room to walk down the street to the robotics lab.  We will have a hands-on introduction to the VEX robotics program. While we have the underclassmen start to work on the VEX robots, we will be preparing to recruit new mentors.

Friday ENG Activity Fair (Sept 18): At 4PM on Friday we will have a table at the EK100 Engineering Activity fair.  This will be in the atrium of the Photonics Center.  At this event we will be recruiting new engineering undergraduate mentors.

Save the date:

Monday, October 19th: there are no BUA classes because of a faculty grading day.  We will have the lab open that day for robot work.  We will also have some extended training sessions on that day such as CAD training and safety training.

Wednesday Nov 11 Veteran’s Day: We will be hosting a VEX and FLL scrimmage in the gym.  We will need significant student and parent help in running this event.

Saturday Dec 5 FLL Tournament: We will be hosting a full FLL tournament in the gym.  We will need significant student and parent help in running this event.