Seattle Mini Maker Faire
On September 19 and 20, we went to the EMP Museum in Seattle to participate in the Seattle Mini Maker Faire, where makers from all around the Western Washington area showcased their inventions to exhibitors. We participated in this event, showcasing both our 2013-2014 season robot, elGato, as well as our 2014-2015 season robot, Monolith. Many exhibitors visited our booth, from inventors and businessmen to teachers and families, curious about our team and the FIRST program. Many families wanted their children to participate in a program like FIRST LEGO League or FIRST Tech Challenge. We had a great time being there, and we hope to participate again next year.
This season, during Wednesdays in October and November, we are hosting a Unified Robotics Club at Roosevelt High School. Collaborating with Roosevelt’s Unity Program, CyberKnights members alongside students in the special-education program will be building, programming, and competing against each other with LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robot kits, opening students’ interests in science, technology, engineering, and math in their future. We also have been featured in the Seattle Unify News.
WHEN: Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00PM starting October 21
WHERE: Roosevelt High School, Room 341 (Mr. Ledcke)
Girls Generation 2015
On October 17, we participated in the 2015 Girls Generation off-season competition at Tahoma High School. Although we did not get selected for the playoff rounds, we had a great experience competing against the other all-girl drive teams. Congratulations to the winning alliance (Team 1983 Skunk Works Robotics, Team 1318 IRS, and Team 4060 SWAG), as well as the Finalist Alliance (Team 3663 CPR, Team 360 The Revolution, and Team 2907 Lion Robotics) in this year’s competition. Many thanks to our pit crew members for maintaining the robot and helping train our all-girl drive team!
On October 14, FIRST released their teaser trailer for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game: FIRST STRONGHOLD. As of now, we do not know any details about the rules and the objective of the game, but we are extremely excited and looking forward to what FIRST has for us this season.
Welcome New Members!
This year, our team has welcomed 9 new members ranging from Software Engineering to Manufacturing to Photography. We have recruited 2 freshmen, 6 sophomores, and 1 senior. 4 of these members came up from our FIRST Tech Challenge teams in our K-12 pipeline. We will soon be starting our pre-season training and looking forward to sharpening the skills on all our team members.