Oct 4 Robot Coach’s Blog

This week: We will plan on meeting on Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:15 or so.

Friday: There are no BUA classes on Friday Oct 9th because of a faculty in-service day.  We will try to have the lab opened earlier for those wanting to work on the VEX robots.

We have continued to do some active VEX Work in the lab.  The juniors and seniors got together on Friday afternoon to discuss options for an FRC Fall Project with Dr. Joe.

If all students could fill out this poll on your interest and when you are available!


We will be using it to help gauge what kinds of robotics activities you are interested in!

Helping Robot Researchers: On Thursday, Michael and Owen shared their expertise with the Beaglebone with some of the robotics researchers across the hall from our lab.  They are developing hydrophone data for swarm robotics.

GE Demo: On Thurdsay we performed a demo of Scorpion in EPIC for several visitors from GE.  From left to right:  Emily Stern, Jordan F.,  Jose Calderon  GE Aviation Project Manager, Cindy Hendrickson, University Relations GE, Colleen Athans VP Of Supply Chain GE Aviation Corporate, Owen G.

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Open House on Sunday: On Sunday during the BUA open house we had two hours of demonstrations of Scorpion in the gym!

Veteran’s Day is coming along with our November Robotics Tournament.  We need volunteers for this event.  Either Leah Magid or I may be reaching out to many of you in the coming weeks to solicit your help!

Material Donations needed: The lab needs several items.  If you would like to donate one of these items to the team, it would be appreciated.

  • Laptop: For programming
  • Desktop: For CAD
  • Rolling Toolchest: The one we have is falling apart.
  • Small filing cabinet with a working lock.