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 6, 3:15-4:15 @ Room 1104 Mr. Engelbrecht'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 11, 3:15-5:15 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 18, 3:15-5:15 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 25, 3:15-5:15 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only

December 2, 3:15-5:15 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 9, 3:15-5:15 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 16, 3:15-5:15 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only

 

December 7, 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 @ Luther - Workshop Introduction

Mentors will show you how to cut, bend, form, etc. metal and work safely. You will learn how to use the Luther workshop 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. More information will be coming once the date is confirmed.

 

 

January 7 – February 21, 2020 – This will be the primary build season.

 

    Jan 4: 9:00-3:00 Kickoff Event (at Luther High School, lunch provided, afternoon is game review)

 

 

    Jan 6: 3:15-5:15  - determine robot design

    Jan 7: 3:15-5:15  - start design

    Jan 8: 6:00-8:00  

    Jan 9: 6:00-8:00

    Jan 11 9:00-12:00 - complete design

 

    Jan 13: 3:15-5:15  - programming begins

    Jan 14: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 15: 6:00-8:00  - complete drive-train

    Jan 16: 6:00-8:00 

    Jan 18: 9:00-12:00 

 

    Jan 20: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 21: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 22: 6:00-8:00 

    Jan 23: 6:00-8:00 

    Jan 25: 9:00-12:00

 

    Jan 27: 3:15-5:15
    Jan 28: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 29:00-8:00 - bumpers finished

    Jan 30: 6:00-8:00 

    Feb 1: 9:00-12:00 - complete build

 

    Feb 3: 3:15-5:15
    Feb 4: 3:15-5:15
    Feb 5: 6:00-8:00

    Feb 6: 6:00-8:00

    Feb 8: 9:00-12:00 - programming completed

 

    Feb 10: 3:15-5:15 (testing/reprogramming robot)

    Feb 11: 3:15-5:15 (testing/reprogramming robot)

    Feb 12: 6:00-8:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

    Feb 13: 6:00-8:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

  

    Feb 14: ?3:00-?8:00 (help build playing field for scrimmage, times are approximate)
    Feb 15: 9:00-?:?? Setup pit and robot for scrimmage, practice

 

 

   Feb 16: 11:00-6:00  Scrimmage with 7 Rivers Robotics Coalition at LaCrescent High School

 

    Feb 17 3:15-5:15 (practice maneuvering robot)

    Feb 18: 3:15-5:15 (pack up robot)

    Feb 19: 3:15-5:15 (clean up rooms and pack away materials)

 

 


    

March 16 (Monday before competition) - 3:00-5:00 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.

 

March 18-21, 2020 - Regional Competition in Peoria, IL


(only select team members particiapate - $250 fee for hotel, meal, travel expenses)

Wed, March 18 – 2:30pm - pack up, leave for the competition, setup pit
Thur, March 19 - 8:00-8:00 Setup pit, practice rounds AM, qualification rounds PM
Fri, March 20 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds
Sat, March 21 - 8:00-6:00 Qualification rounds AM, Championship rounds PM, Awards Ceremonies


  

March 30 (Monday before competition) - 3:00-5:00 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 1-4, 2020 – Regional competition in La Crosse, WI

Wed, April 1 – 3:00pm - pack up, leave for the competition, setup pit

Thur, April 2 - 8:00-8:00 Setup pit, practice rounds AM, qualification rounds PM

Fri, April 3 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds

Sat, April 4 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds AM, Championship rounds PM, Awards Ceremonies, we are TAKEDOWN crew and stay late!

 

 


April 28-May 2, 8:30 – 4:00

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

Tuesday, April 28
                5:00ish? - Leave on bus, stay in hotel

Wednesday, April 29

                Noon – arrive in Detroit, get in hotel?

                4:00 – Pits open to ONLY 5 team reps

                8:30 – Pits close

Thursday, April 30

                7:00 – Pits open

                9:00-12:00 – Practice Matches

                1:00-6:00 – Qualification Matches

                8:00 – Pits close

Friday, May 1

                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, May 2

                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” event

Sunday, May 3

                AM – leave for Onalaska

                5:00ish – arrive Onalaska

 

Other meetings will be announced as necessary.

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