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Robotics Application 2018 2019 – please return to Jennifer Love at the Central Office 1202 Old Murphy Rd.

2018-2019 School Year Robotics Application

https://goo.gl/forms/7dv6SEBzkrhRmuiZ2

Volunteering for Robotics!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for one of our teams.  Macon County Schools requires a volunteer application and background check for adults to work with our students.  You will also need to fill out a volunteer application with FIRST.  The necessary documents are attached below.

Macon County School Volunteer Background Check


FRC Makin’ Bots News!

Photos from Tournaments 2018!

Hi Teams!

A huge thank you to our official photographer, Danny Levenson, for his amazing work in capturing our events in pictures.  You can find all of the pictures from all of the events here:

http://dannylevenson.com/FIRST/POWERUP/index.html

You are free to use any of these pictures so long as you give Danny credit as the photographer.

Please give Danny a big thanks next time you see him.

Thanks!

Marie
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FIRST North Carolina


Several of us attended the GA Tech FRC Kick Off Event on Jan. 6th!  The problem was released, we picked up our KOP (Kit of Parts) and have already inventoried the contents.

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Strategy Time!  Coming up with a plan was the main thing on the agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 9th meeting.

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Jan. 11th  – Meeting in sub teams:  Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Programming, Strategy and Marketing/Fundraising!  Jesse got the group working on a prototype of our arm.

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Jan. 16th – The snow is moving in so we had to cut this meeting short but we did get started building the chaise.

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Jan. 18th – Continue work on chaise with mechanical engineering team.  The electrical engineering team is starting to layout the wiring plan and the computer programming team has already started looking over sample code and looking over the rules for the autonomous portion of the game.  The marketing/fundraising team has some great ideas for raising some money and Ariana has been hard at work perfecting our logo/mascot!

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Jan. 23, 2018  Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Working on the chaise and setting up electrical system.

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Jan. 25, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

The Marketing/Fundraising team continued their work on the chairman’s award submission.  The “Arm Team” continued to work on prototypes using the Arduino and Jesse’s tutorial.  We braised some aluminum tubing to create brackets and the drill press got some use!  The work space is getting loud but it is a good kind of noise.  The team is starting to feel the crunch for time!

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Jan. 30, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Feb. 1, 2018  Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

It works!!!!

Feb. 6, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Feb. 8, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Feb. 13, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Feb. 16, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

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Feb. 20, 2018 Meeting 3:30 – 7:00 pm

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Ok!  The last few weeks have been a building frenzy!!!!!  I didn’t have time to post.  We had several called meeting that aren’t listed above but we got it done!  Feb. 20th we had our Robot – Ruffus – in the bag!  Phewwww!

 

That’s a WRAP!

UNC Pembroke Here we COME!!!!  Our first tournament with Ruffus is this weekend (March 16-18)!  Photos to come.  You can live stream the event at http://www.firstnorthcarolina.org/uncp-district-event

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Tournament #2 – UNC Asheville March 23-25
Last meeting before tournament.  Getting organized and fixing our robot!  Wish us luck this weekend for our last tournament!
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UNC Asheville Tournament – Way to go!!!!

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We will have a wrap up meeting on March 27th from 3:30 – 6:00 at Tektone.   All team members and parent/guardians are welcome!


Makin’ Bots – Macon County FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) Team receives NASA and Duke grants!

The Makin’ Bots FRC Team wants to thank NASA for the award of $6000.00 and Duke Energy for the award of $2000.00 to support our “Rookie” FRC team.  The team will be traveling to GA Tech in January to receive their build kit and begin the 6-week challenge to build a robot!  The grant will provide funding to pay for the kit and for the registration fees for two tournaments in March.  The team will need to raise funds to provide t-shirts, travel funds (hotel, meals, driver) and additional materials.  If you would like to support FRC robotics, please contact Jennifer Love.

 


2017 -2018 Robotics Opportunities!

General Information:

Macon County Robotics Calendar

Is your child interested in joining one of the Macon County Robotics Teams?  Here is some helpful information to get you started.

Macon County Robotics is a competitive team sport for grades 5th – 12th in Macon County.  We use First Lego League type programs for 5th – 8th grade and will be hosting a local robotics challenge for 9th – 12th grade students.   Students are expected to be respectful and safe and may be dismissed from a team due to behavior.

First Lego League Calendar

  • Early March – Applications made available to all rising 5th – rising 8th grade students. Information will be sent home via Connect Ed, flyers and posted on the website macon.k12.nc.us/STEM.  Application:  https://goo.gl/forms/7dv6SEBzkrhRmuiZ2
  • Early May – Online application will be due.   Students will be contacted by mid-June if they have been accepted onto a team.   Applications must be complete and be answered by the child (parents may assist with handwriting and proofing but the child should be answering the questions in their own words).
  • Early August – Teams will be contacted by coaches to discuss meeting times/days of the week. Adjustments can be made if team coach is meeting on a day that is not available for students.
  • Mid-August – Lego Kits arrive at schools and coaches are given updated information about season.
  • Late August – FLL releases challenge and project videos and information.
  • Mid to late August – Students begin meeting with teams and working on challenges.
  • August – March – Teams may participate in scrimmages or opportunities for presenting their projects in preparation for the tournament. Field trip may also be involved to help understand the given problem for the project component.
  • March 2019 – Regional Tournament
  • We will not be participating in an FLL sanctioned tournament.

Robotics Application 2018 2019

FIRST Robotics Challenge (9th – 12th grade)

  • Early March – Applications made available to all rising 5th – rising 8th grade students. Information will be sent home via Connect Ed, flyers and posted on the website macon.k12.nc.us/STEM.  Application:  https://goo.gl/forms/7dv6SEBzkrhRmuiZ2
  • Early May – Online application will be due.   Students will be contacted by mid-June if they have been accepted onto a team.   Applications must be complete and be answered by the child (parents may assist with handwriting and proofing but the child should be answering the questions in their own words).
  • Early August – Teams will be contacted by coaches to discuss meeting times/days of the week. Adjustments can be made if team coach is meeting on a day that is not available for students.
  • Mid to late August – Students begin meeting with teams and working on challenges.
  • August – March – Teams may participate in scrimmages or opportunities for presenting their projects in preparation for the tournament. Field trip may also be involved to help understand the given problem for the project component.
  • March-April – Tournaments
  • www.firstinspires.org

Robotics Application 2018 2019


Thank you Macon Aero Club!  What an exciting day!  We appreciate all of the support from the FLY-IN Fundraiser which supports Macon County Robotics!

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Check out these great videos from Backlot Cinema from the 2016/2017 Animal Allies SMART Robotics Tournament at Cherokee Central Schools.

If you would like more information about First Lego League in Macon County, please contact Jennifer Love at jennifer.love@macon.k12.nc.us.


 

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