Schedule

You should contact coach Mahnke in advance if you are unable to be at any of the scheduled events below. Conflicts happen but they should be minimal.

 

 

November 9, 3:00-4:00 @ Mr. Wichmann's classroom

This will be our initial meeting. We will begin to organize our team (determine responsibilities such as programmers, marketing, mascot, pit crew, etc.), layout the expectations, introduce mentors, review our calendar of events and prepare for the build season.

 

November 21, 3:10-4:30 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 28, 3:10-4:30 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 5, 3:10-4:30 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 12, 3:10-4:30 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only

 

December 3, 8:30 – 4:00 Saturday @ Luther High School

This will be our training day with all the other robotics teams in the area (7 Rivers Robotics Coalition). Lots of information for the beginners to the seasoned veterans.   

Workshops on some of the following topics:

General FIRST Information

What to expect during the build season

What to expect at a tournament

Design process and concept selection

Mock design selection

Programming concepts

Programming n Java

Networking

Sensors

Electronics & control systems

Introduction to motors, speed Controllers, Power Distribution Block

Sensors

Introduction to structural parts

Pneumatics System

 

December ?, Saturday @ Mentor Mark Larson's house

We will be visiting our Mentor Mark Larson's house to see firsthand how machining (cutting, bending, forming, etc. metal) is done. He has a workshop in his garage that we are able to use for creating our robot. This is not a manditory meeting and is only intented for those who have a high interest in the application of machining parts. Space is limited. Email Mr. Mahnke if you will be attending so we can arrange for transportation. Address is N5592 Piske Rd, Bangor, WI 54614

 

 

January 7 – February 21, 2017 – This will be the primary build season.

 

     - Jan 7: 9:00-3:30 Kickoff Event (in Rochester, MN - we'll discuss carpooling, prep room workshop, study game)

 

     - Jan 9: 3:00-5:00 (determine robot design)

     - Jan 10: 3:00-5:00 (start design)

     - Jan 11: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 12: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 14 9:00-12:00 (complete design)

 

     - Jan 16: 3:00-5:00 (programming begins)

     - Jan 17: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 18: 6:00-8:00 (complete drive-train)

     - Jan 19: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 21: 9:00-12:00 ()

 

     - Jan 23: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 24: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 25: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 26: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 28: 9:00-12:00 ()

 

     - Jan 30: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 31: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Feb 1: 6:00-8:00 (bumpers finished)

     - Feb 2: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Feb 4: 9:00-12:00 (complete build)

 

     - Feb 6: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Feb 7: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Feb 8: 6:00-8:00 () 

     - Feb 9: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Feb 11: 9:00-12:00 (programming completed)

 

     - Feb 13: 3:00-5:00 (testing/reprogramming robot)

     - Feb 14: 3:00-5:00 (testing/reprogramming robot)

     - Feb 15: 6:00-8:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

     - Feb 16: 6:00-8:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

     - Feb 17: ?3:00-?8:00 (help build playing field for scrimmage, times are approximate)
     - Feb 18: 9:00-?:?? Setup pit and robot for scrimmage, practice

 

 

     - Feb 19: 11:00-6:00  Scrimmage with 7 Rivers Robotics Coalition at Caledonia High School

 

     - Feb 20 3:00-5:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

     - Feb 21: 3:00-5:00 (pack up robot)
    

 

  

April 10 – Pack trailer with robot & pit

We will need the robot build crew to determine what tools & spare parts to take to the tournament. The pit crew also needs to pack all the equipment needed for the tournament into the trailer and rehearse loading and unloading.

 

April 13-15, 2017 – Regional competition in La Crosse, WI. (hotel, meals, travel for 3 days)

Wed, April 12 – 11:30am - pack up, leave for the competition

Thur, April 13 - 8:00-8:00 Setup pit, practice rounds AM, qualification rounds PM

Fri, April 14 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds

Sat, April 15 - 8:00-6:00 Qualification rounds AM, Championship rounds PM, Awards Ceremonies

 

 

April 25-30, 8:30 – 4:00

If we make it to the Championships...Tentative Schedule for St. Louis:

Tuesday, April 25

5:00ish? - Leave on bus, stay in hotel in Iowa

Wednesday, April 26

                Noon – arrive in St. Louis, get in hotel?

                4:00 – Pits open to ONLY 5 team reps

                8:30 – Pits close

Thursday, April 27

                7:00 – Pits open

                9:00-12:00 – Practice Matches

                1:00-6:00 – Qualification Matches

                8:00 – Pits close

Friday, April 28

                7:00 – Pits open

                8:30-9:15 – Opening Ceremonies

    9:30-12:00 – Qualification Matches

                1:00-6:00 – Qualification Matches

                7:00 – Pits close

Saturday, Arpil 29

                7:00 – Pits open

                8:15-10:30 – Qualification Matches

    10:30-11:00 – Alliance Selections

                12:00-2:30 – Division Matches

                2:30-3:00 – Awards

                4:00-6:00 – Championship Matches & Awards

                5:00 – Pits close

                7:30-9:00 – “FIRST Night Out in St. Louis” event

Sunday, April 30

                AM – leave for Onalaska

                5:00ish – arrive Onalaska

 

Other meetings will be announced as necessary.