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.

 

2021-22 Season

November 2, 3:15-4:15 @ Room 1104 Mr. Engelbrecht's classroom (or Auditorium)

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 8, 3:15-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 15, 3:15-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
November 29, 3:15-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only

December 6, 3:15-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
December 13, 3:15-5:00 @ Computer Lab - MARKETING TEAM only
 

December 4, 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 www.7rrc.org). 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 - Tentative 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 8 – February 22 – This will be the primary build season.

 

    Jan 8: 9:00-3:00 Kickoff Event (at Luther High School, lunch may be provided [ask], afternoon is game review)

 

 

    Jan 10: 3:15-5:15  - determine robot design

    Jan 11: 3:15-5:15  - start design

    Jan 12: 6:00-8:00  

    Jan 13: 6:00-8:00

    Jan 15 9:00-12:00 - complete design

 

    Jan 17: 3:15-5:15  - programming begins

    Jan 18: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 19: 6:00-8:00  - complete drive-train

    Jan 20: 6:00-8:00 

    Jan 22: 9:00-12:00 

 

    Jan 24: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 25: 3:15-5:15 

    Jan 26: 6:00-8:00 

    Jan 27: 6:00-8:00 

    Jan 29: 9:00-12:00

 

    Jan 31: 3:15-5:15
    Feb 1: 3:15-5:15 

    Feb 2: 6:00-8:00 - bumpers finished

    Feb 3: 6:00-8:00 

    Feb 5: 9:00-12:00 - complete build

 

    Feb 7: 3:15-5:15
    Feb 8: 3:15-5:15
    Feb 9: 6:00-8:00

    Feb 10: 6:00-8:00

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

 

    Feb 14: 3:15-5:15 (testing/reprogramming robot)

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

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

    Feb 17: 6:00-8:00 (practice maneuvering robot)

  

    Feb 18: ?3:00-?8:00 (help build playing field for scrimmage, times are approximate)
    Feb 19: 9:00-?:?? Setup pit and robot for scrimmage, practice

 

 

   Feb 20: 11:00-6:00  Scrimmage with 7 Rivers Robotics Coalition at ?LaCrescent? High School

 

    Feb 21 3:15-5:15 (practice maneuvering robot)

    Feb 22: 3:15-5:15 (pack up robot, clean up rooms and pack away materials)

 

 


    

March 21 (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 23-26, 2022 - Regional Competition in Cedar Falls, IA


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

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


  

March 28 (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 31- April 2, 2022 – 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 26-30, 8:30 – 4:00

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

Tuesday, April 26
                5:00ish? - Leave on bus, stay in hotel

Wednesday, April 27

                Noon – arrive in Detroit, get in hotel?

                4:00 – Pits open to ONLY 5 team reps

                8:30 – Pits close

Thursday, April 28

                7:00 – Pits open

                9:00-12:00 – Practice Matches

                1:00-6:00 – Qualification Matches

                8:00 – Pits close

Friday, April 29

                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, April 30

                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 1

                AM – leave for Onalaska

                5:00ish – arrive Onalaska

 

Other meetings will be announced as necessary.

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