We had a great time meeting grade 9s and introducing them to our team.
It’s a great chance to show what neat things we can create.
New members, get your forms from the bulletin board by room 107, and hand them to Mr. Wood asap. Our deadline for trip forms is Sept 22nd.
We started pre-season training today! We learned about teamwork, and what our personal responsibility is when we’re part of a big team.
We next got introduced to the sub teams that we’ll be part of this year. Mechanical, electrical, programming and business….so much to choose from!
We had time for snacks and socializing…
We shared our cookies with our friendly custodians too.
Our hands on focus was on measuring, cutting, and drilling safely.
Our goal was to construct a tricky triangle peg game.
We learned how to cut an angle with a mitre box
We sanded the cut edges
The next step was measuring, where we learned to measure twice before drilling!
Then we drilled holes for the pegs. We measured to choose the right drill bit
Then we drilled lots of holes.
The results looked pretty good!
Some even worked upside down!
Good work everyone! We look forward to welcoming more members next week. You never know what you’ll learn.
We welcomed several new members to our team tonight.
We showed them what to expect in a FIRST season, and told them a bit about our team.
We gave driving lessons…
We did some team building and name games
And we also had a design challenge, to build spaghetti bridges to span 30cm.
Many groups used triangles to make their bridges stable.
Some groups had so much pasta that they could afford to snack while they worked.
We were careful not to get burned by the hot glue.
We tested the bridges to destruction! Some held over 3kg! “Our bridge could hold a newborn baby!”
Even mentors got into the action! Check out those triangles.
Many thanks to the K-Bots who led activities, and to those who helped clean up! Please bring forms back ASAP so we can start using tools, and start planning for our trip Oct 3/4 to New York State.
Our returning members met today to get ready to welcome new K-Bots.
We are making sure the robot works.
and that the code’s good.
We’re planning games and other activities too
We had snack
And celebrated a birthday!
We’re welcoming new members Monday from 5-9. See ya then.
We wish all of the K-Bot alumni well as they head off to college and university. We’re proud of them, and we hope that they are happy, learn lots, continue to wear purple, and come back to tell us all about their adventures.
K-Botics is also preparing for new members and new mentors. School starts on Sept. 2nd and we will have our first meeting for all returning members on Thursday Sept. 4th after school. Our aim is to plan for welcoming new members at our first regular meeting of the year the following Monday from 5-9. Meetings are scheduled for Mondays 5-9 during the pre-season so mark your calendars now!
We are also looking for a few new mentors with an interest in helping teenagers learn skills in mechanical design, electrical systems and controls, as well as programming. If you are interested, contact us at email@example.com and let us know what your background is and what your interests are. We will be interviewing for new mentors in September.
We’re so proud of our graduating K-Bots!
You’ve worked hard…
You’ve learned so many new skills over the years….
Overcome many challenges….
And are now stepping out of the safety of high school
And into the unknown adventures that will unfold before you.
Remember, though, that you are not alone in your journey! You are still part of the big purple family, and we hope to hear from all of you over the year.
So, enjoy your moment! We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with you.
Today we brought our robot to see the students at Winston Churchill Public School.
We spoke about FIRST robotics and about our team. We talked about how we designed and built our robot, and explained how we competed and worked with other teams.
We look forward to meeting some of the grade 8s when they come to KC next year, and we also are keen to help support a FLL team at Winston next year.