Our veteran team members are hard at work planning for the next 2 weeks of K-Botics.
We’re planning for safety, anatomy of a robot, what happens at competition, and team building.
We’ve got details about mechanical systems,
And programming. The programmers are hard at work with Woodie as the background.
We’re looking forward to answering all questions and encouraging lots of learning next week on Tuesday from 5-7
Today is 2809 day! It was a great night for our new member meeting. We had a pretty good turnout of students, mostly those new to K-Botics.
We talked about our team, and FIRST, and showed some videos of competition footage.
We played name games and Dr. tangle
We also gave a demo of some past year’s robots. Good work K-Bots for getting these up and running!
The design/teamwork challenge of the day was an egg drop.
we worked in several small groups to protect the egg, with the given materials.
Here we are, waiting to see which eggs survive the drop from the 3rd floor.
Many survived, but this one definitely did not! Good call on the plastic bags covering the landing zone.
We eagerly unwrapped our eggs
Here are some of the ones that survived.
We had just enough time to clean up and take a turn driving the robots in the hallway as parents arrived to pick up their children.
It looks like our season will be great, with this many interested and enthusiastic potential new members, and such leadership demonstrated by our returning members. Thanks everyone for the hard work.
P.S. Happy 2809 day birthday to Olivia.
We met tonight to plan some design challenges for next week’s new member meeting
we’re also working on getting some past robots ready for demos.
there’s lots of troubleshooting involved.
It’s pretty fun when they start working!
Our next meeting is Monday from 5-7:30 for name games, design challenges, an intro to FIRST and our team, and a robot demo. We’re inviting any interested KC students to come check it out.
Every year we say farewell to several K-Bots.
It seems like only yesterday they were the young ones, the grade 9s….
And now they’re off…. to have great adventures in university.
We wish you well! Wear your purple proudly.
We had an ice cream party today at lunch! We ate 10 L of ice cream, with chocolate, butterscotch, and strawberry syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and sprinkles!!
It was fun to hang out together at lunch.
And we are now stocked up on sugar for the rest of the day!
The (now fully functional) robot came too, looking for dessert.
We’re going to be at the science rendezvous tomorrow at the K-Rock center. Come see us!
We had a meeting today to prepare for the science rendezvous on Saturday at the K-Rock center.
We’re going to meet to set up at 8AM at the K-Rock center.
We set up our pit structure in a new configuration for the science rendezvous.
The robot is doing well. We look forward to showing off all the cool moves it can do.
We also made a plan to have an ice cream party on Friday at lunch. Our end of year bowling party is Saturday June 6 4-6pm at cloverleaf lanes.
Also, please sign up a team for the Rube Goldberg competition. The deadline is may 29.
We’re collecting empties as a fundraiser today!
There are many Queen’s students moving out, so we had quite a successful event.
We collected door to door, sorted back at the school, and then returned the cans and bottles to the Beer store. We’re pretty good at sorting!
This bottle was the biggest one we found.
This bottle was the strangest one we found.
In total we made close to $330. Thanks to all the parents and K-Bots for braving the chilly weather to help out today.