Posts Tagged ‘ outreach

Day 35: Gearboxes, Field Trips, Bumpers and More

Today at the lab, we got our parts back from the anodize shop which allowed us to finally start assembling gearboxes.  Everything looks great and this task should be finished in the next few days.

Pressing bearings into the gears and plates.

Gearbox parts awaiting assembly.

Unmounted gearbox.

A mounted gearbox with one motor.

Mounted gearbox.

On a separate note, we had several FIRST Lego League students who came to tour the lab today.

Nagy speaking to the FLL students.

Also today, the manufacturing and assembly teams were hard at work finishing the bumper frames. We will wrap fabric on the bumper frames tomorrow to hopefully finish the bumpers.

The minibot team has just about completed the CAD model of the final minibot. The design is now due for review and manufacturing in the next few days.

Minibot climbing the tower.

Marketing & PR Update

Chairman’s

  • We have finished writing the prompts.
  • Our efforts now are focussed on the Main Essay that we will be submitting as part of the application.
  • We are also working on the story board for the movie portion of the submission.
  • If anyone has a video camera they would like to lend or an video editing experience, please let me know.
Outreach
  • If you still need hours, please organize something with six teammates
  • There will still be opportunities organized by the team, so please look for those.
  • You are able to do service hours over Christmas break that will count for your first semester, only if you turn them in to Mr. Janke the 1st day we get back from break. If you miss this deadline, your hours will count for second semester.
Publicity Team
  • We are starting to organize a Publicity team led by Kendall Searing.
  • If you are interested in photography or writing or anything of the sort, please contact Kendall
Hall of Fame
  • We are making a new hall of fame display for this season.
  • Our current ideas for this display is having two or three 48″ pull down banners to hang in the Pit, and one 48″ pull down banner that will change yearly. If you are interested in helping with these banners, contact Ryan Barekat.
  • We are also working on a press binder to display our T-Shirt Cannon’s publicity

PR & Marketing Update

Chairman’s Award

  • We are writing prompts at a rate of one per week. We will be done with all the written portion by the end of December if we continue at this rate.
  • We are starting an outline for the video and a story board will be completed in the next few weeks.
Archiving
  • Efforts have already started to make a list of our past teams rosters
  • We have started to contact past members and this effort will continue.
Publicity Team
  • We are organizing a publicity team that is going to be led by Kendal Searing.
  • The people in this team are going to post pictures on the website, keep the news page on the website update, post articles to the Bellarmine website and also on bellarminenews.com and such.
Outreach
  • The last mentoring session is at St. Chris is this Friday, November 12.
  • There are more opportunities available please sign up on the sign up page on the website.
  • More opportunities are to come.

Take Flight for Kids Demo

Team 254 and its robot, Devastator, had a great day at the 2010 Take Flight for Kids Festival.  We had hundereds of visitors who all loved the robot.  Some of the younger kids especially liked rolling the balls into the robot’s intake and letting the robot suck the balls up.  We also had a large group of team members at the event, allowing us to manage the crowds and run the robot safely.