Event #0.7 – Practice at Kettering University Robotics Center- 11-1-18

We have a 2nd practice session arranged for Thursday, November 1st. 
It is held at the Kettering University Robotics Center (map – the building with the pin at the corner of Chevrolet and Dupont.  There is a stairway in the outside corner where we enter.). It will be at our normal meeting time, 6:00pm.  The lab is open until 9:00, but they expect practice teams to start to clean up and move out at 8:30, as everyone has homes and families to get back to.  The robotics lab is at 1700 University Avenue.

This will be the last chance to ready things prior to our competition on Nov. 3.  It will be critical that we have everyones attention and stay focused on getting Charlie working properly.  In addition, we are using another facility and although its not a judged event, lets make sure our friends at Kettering remember how professional Major Trouble is.  See you there!

Event #0.5 – Practice at Kettering University Robotics Center- 10-25-18

Hey Team – We have a practice session arranged for next Thursday, October 25th.  It is held at the Kettering University Robotics Center (map – the building with the pin at the corner of Chevrolet and Dupont.  There is a stairway in the outside corner where we enter.).  It will be at our normal meeting time, 6:00pm.  The lab is open until 9:00, but they expect practice teams to start to clean up and move out at 8:30, as everyone has homes and families to get back to.

This will be our first attempt at driving and programming an autonomous in preparation for our competition on Nov. 3.  It will be critical that we have everyones attention and stay focused on getting Charlie working properly.  In addition, we are using another facility and although its not a judged event, lets make sure our friends at Kettering remember how professional Major Trouble is.  See you there!

Event #0 – EngiVEX VRC HS/MS Turning Point Tournament, Grand Blanc High School

Event #0 is the tournament hosted by our friends at the EngiNERDS, FIRST team 2337 here in Grand Blanc. The full schedule for the event is available at the event website. We are planning to attend as spectators to learn more about the competition this year. It is scheduled to run from 7:30am to 6pm, however you do not need to be there the full time. Qualification rounds are scheduled to run from 9am until 3pm, with lunch from 12-1. Finals rounds are scheduled from 3:15pm to 5pm, with awards at 5. For those of you new to Vex robotics, this is a great chance to see an actual competition and understand what its all about. For all of us, it’s a chance to observe what works and what doesn’t, and begin sizing up our competition. See you there!