FIRST TEAM 236 The TechnoTicks "It's in your blood"

BS9, 01/15/2017

Our first full Saturday in the shop and prototyping is well under way.

Most sub-function teams built prototypes and laid them out within the robot frame and Max got really frustrated about space limitations!

We started the day building and then had a safety lecture from Mr Goss relating to dress, use of glasses, warnings relating to the starting of the robot, who is qualified to use which equipment etc.

Quote of the day relates to our safety talk, hair must be tied back, jacket strings tucked in and …

Mr Goss: “I’m not quite sure what the protocol is for that beard Mr Berry”

 

BS5, 01/11/2017

Welcome to hump day in the shop!

BS2, 01/08/2017

Mother Nature reminded us that she is in charge … but we were only delayed by an hour before we got straight into our strategy meeting.

With several new students it was good to split into five mixed groups with a reminder that not everyone has the same style and everyone’s voice should be heard.

Quotes of the Day

Mr Derry: “I’ve spent 18 years learning to listen … and I’m still learning”

 

Build Season Day 1

Mother Nature reminded us that she is in charge … but we were only delayed by an hour before we got straight into our strategy meeting.

With several new students it was good to split into five mixed groups with a reminder that not everyone has the same style and everyone’s voice should be heard.

Quotes of the Day

Mr Derry: “I’ve spent 18 years learning to listen … and I’m still learning”

 

Busy Ticks Making Progress – Feb 3-4

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Alexis at the Plasma Cutter
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Matt Wiring Controls

 

A Productive Week with plenty of Student  Activity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ryan & Griffin prepping field elements
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Alison & Mr. Derry — CNC Machining
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Heather, Sam and Aiden working on chassis prototype
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Ryan & Corey taking measurements

Holding Strong at the end of January

With 23 days remaining in the 2016 Build Season, the Team is holding strong to this year’s mantra of designing FIRST.

Physical prototyping has been minimized but ideas have continued to flow.  Now we will see how the ideas come together in the physical robot…

 

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Mr. Derry and the CAD and Intake Teams review modifications needed based on observing the prototype

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TBT – The Elf on the Shelf

So getting our team into one place to get a full team photo is practically impossible. In this photo the whole of the front row have been individually photoshopped into the original. Unfortunately Mr Wilczinski was busy judging – and by the time he arrived, there was no more...

Chairman’s Award

Each team that is honored with the Chairman’s Award at the First Championship joins the First Hall of Fame

Team 236 won this award in 2009 – this is the Tick’s Chairman’s Award video