2017 Build Season Week #4 UPDATE

By Chitra Srinivasan on Saturday, February 4, 2017

It’s been a very exciting, productive and sleep-deprived week!! Can you believe we’re already through with our fourth week of Build Season?!? Yeah, we can’t either.

The Business Division has been working extremely hard to find a location to have our Robot Unveiling Ceremony and all their hard work payed off! This year’s unveiling will be held at the JC Raulston Arboretum on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A formal invitation will be sent out in the next couple of days, and we’re looking forward to showcasing our new robot! Marketing has also been working on the Chairman’s Award essay this week. In addition, Media was working hard at finalizing the design of our competition t-shirts, as well as taking pictures and editing our LIT Chairman’s Award video.

This week, the Engineering Division has been working extremely hard towards finishing the ball intake structure. Students in engineering built the gear intake, and finished attaching the wheels and gearboxes to the base.  The Programming subdivision has continued tweaking/testing the robot and drive train code.

SOME (kind of) IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Second dues are due by FEBRUARY 17, 2017!! Turn in your dues to Mrs. McVey.
  • If you want to be on the DRIVE SQUAD there will be a test WEDNESDAY (2/8/17).
  • If you want to be on the PIT SQUAD there will be a test THURSDAY (2/9/17).
    For the pit, if you want to have ANY ACCESS to it at all you WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE PIT TEST. The questions for both tests will be taken straight from the manual so study up!!!!!

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We’re excited for week 5!!