After having an eventful week at one of our major events, we are back in the shop, focusing on engineering and business. Last week we went to Thor and had a successful time there. We faced some minor issues along the way but had great competition.
This week we are focusing on significant aspects such as grants and sponsors and brainstorming on possible brand designs for the upcoming. The team was able to submit the John Deere grant and has started working toward the Biogen grant. The team has also done some work towards gaining sponsors. We recently have SPS and Intuitive surgical. The business team was focused on earning money for the team and creating new designs for our merch.
Now moving to our engineering side, we have some exciting news. We are getting a CNC machine to help us enhance our robots and have an easier time making parts for our robots. We are getting two new mentors for the build season, along with a new device. One of the mentors is a well know robot inspector, and the other has been a long-time mentor and returning to the shop. We are excited to receive both of our mentors and hope to have a successful build season with them.
Tune in next week to learn more about our endeavors in Techno Wolves this off-season.
Hi everyone! We have a ton of events coming up this week for the team.
Our big event this week is THOR! At THOR, different FRC teams come together to compete in a low-stakes game in order to provide experience for our new and rising team members. Today we are packing for the event and showing our new members how to drive our robot, Icarus. The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. this Saturday (October 15th) at Chapel Hill High School. Parents are welcome to join us and watch!
There's even more exciting news!! Three of our student leads will be appearing on Channel 17 tomorrow, Friday October 14th at 1:30 p.m. to talk about our team! They will be interviewing about robotics in general and what makes our team special. Make sure to tune in if you want to see some friendly faces on the big screen.
To give back to our sponsors, our team presented to SPS on October 11th. We discussed outreach, ways to improve our team, and our plans for future sponsorship funds as well as showing off our robot from the last year!
Thank you for taking the time to stay updated with us. We'll see you again next week!