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.

 

 

October 18, 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 6, 3:10-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 13, 3:10-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 20, 3:10-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 27, 3:10-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 4, 3:10-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 11, 3:10-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only

 

December 2, 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 6: 9:00-3:30 Kickoff Event (at Luther High School, bring lunch, afternoon is game review)

 

     - Jan 8: 3:00-5:00 (determine robot design)

     - Jan 9: 3:00-5:00 (start design)

     - Jan 10: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 11: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 13 9:00-12:00 (complete design)

 

     - Jan 15: 3:00-5:00 (programming begins)

     - Jan 16: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 17: 6:00-8:00 (complete drive-train)

     - Jan 18: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 20: 9:00-12:00 ()

 

     - Jan 22: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 23: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 24: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 25: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Jan 27: 9:00-12:00 ()

 

     - Jan 29: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 30: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Jan 31: 6:00-8:00 (bumpers finished)

     - Feb 1: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Feb 3: 9:00-12:00 (complete build)

 

     - Feb 5: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Feb 6: 3:00-5:00 ()

     - Feb 7: 6:00-8:00 () 

     - Feb 8: 6:00-8:00 ()

     - Feb 10: 9:00-12:00 (programming completed)

 

     - Feb 12: 3:00-5:00 (testing/reprogramming robot)

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

     - Feb 14: 6:00-8:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

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

     - Feb 16: ?3:00-?8:00 (help build playing field for scrimmage, times are approximate)
     - Feb 17: 9:00-?:?? Setup pit and robot for scrimmage, practice

 

 

     - Feb 18: 11:00-6:00  Scrimmage with 7 Rivers Robotics Coalition at Caledonia High School

 

     - Feb 19 3:00-5:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

     - Feb 20: 3:00-5:00 (pack up robot)
     - Feb 21: 3:00-5:00 (clean up rooms and pack away materials)

 

    

March 19 (Monday before competition) - 3:00-5:00 Pack trailer with robot & pit

 

March 22-24, 2018 - Regional Competition in Cedar Falls, IA
(only select team members particiapate - $250 fee for hotel, meal, travel expenses)

Wed, March 21 – 2:30pm - pack up, leave for the competition
Thur, March 22 - 8:00-8:00 Setup pit, practice rounds AM, qualification rounds PM
Fri, March 23 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds
Sat, March 24 - 8:00-6:00 Qualification rounds AM, Championship rounds PM, Awards Ceremonies


  

April 4 – 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 5-7, 2018 – Regional competition in La Crosse, WI

Wed, April 4 – 3:00pm - pack up, leave for the competition

Thur, April 5 - 8:00-8:00 Setup pit, practice rounds AM, qualification rounds PM

Fri, April 6 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds

Sat, April 7 - 8:00-8:00 Qualification rounds AM, Championship rounds PM, Awards Ceremonies, we are TAKEDOWN crew and stay late!

 

 


April 24-29, 8:30 – 4:00

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

Tuesday, April 24
                5:00ish? - Leave on bus, stay in hotel

Wednesday, April 25

                Noon – arrive in Detroit, get in hotel?

                4:00 – Pits open to ONLY 5 team reps

                8:30 – Pits close

Thursday, April 26

                7:00 – Pits open

                9:00-12:00 – Practice Matches

                1:00-6:00 – Qualification Matches

                8:00 – Pits close

Friday, April 27

                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 28

                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, April 29

                AM – leave for Onalaska

                5:00ish – arrive Onalaska

 

Other meetings will be announced as necessary.