Close to 50 excited students and mentors gathered today to talk about our K-Botics season. It was great to see so many new faces!
We played name games, and had a great time getting to know everyone. Thanks to the K-Bots who volunteered to lead the games.
We participated in a mini design challenge to build a boat out of aluminum foil that could hold the most mass. Some groups designed with paper first, then carefully folded their 1 meter of aluminum foil into a boat.Other groups improvised a little bit more.Some groups took very creative approaches to boat design! Testing our boats was a lot of fun. Some floated well right away, and others tipped and sank pretty quickly!Weight distribution of the marbles seemed to be very important!
Some boats held all of our weights, so we had to start improvising. Several boats held all of our team cutlery and still stayed afloat! Part of our first meeting was to explain about FIRST and to talk about what is involved in an FRC build season. We watched game footage videos on youtube to give everyone an idea of what competitions are like. Our robot from last year got a thorough inspection by several new mentors…….and then went for a spin around the hallways. We’ve got some new members who are keen to start driving already!
Finally we shared some cake, and exchanged stories of all the fun and crazy times we have had over the past few years.
K-Bots please fill in this online form to give our mentors your contact information.
Mentors, please fill in this online form to gather your contact information in one place.
Stay tuned to your email, and join the K-Botics facebook group, to find out when and where our next team meeting will be.
Our first fundraiser will be a bottle drive at noon on Sunday September 16th. Meet in the KCVI parking lot. Parents and family and friends are welcome to help out. (parents should put a tarp down in their trunk so they can avoid a mess when transporting bottles to the Beer Store).