10/3/14 – BEST Update

Oct 03

Lots of stuff going on – please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Norman or any of the mentors if you have any questions.
Marketing team decided to have team members work on concepts for a video to be used in the elementary schools announcing the competition as well as various displays at the middle school. They decided the video should explain BEST, introduce this year’s theme, our robot, and invite folks to the competition.  The concepts will be reviewed by the marketing team on Tuesday and the team will then decide how to proceed with script writing, casting, etc.
Students also need to come up with a name for the company and the robot, hopefully they can finalize this next week in an after school meeting.
Upcoming dates:

10/5/14 – (Sunday) – the BEST team will be meeting this Sunday, 10/5/14, from 2 – 5.  Activities for Sunday include:
  • BEST Robot team (Design/Build/Test and Control Systems/Strategy teams) – arm and platform design
  • BEST (Marketing Team) – parade banner, planning/prototyping structure build for a windmill for the marketing booth
  • All – Exercise Oscar to prepare for the parade on Wed, Oct 8th
  • A screen printing station is available for anyone that would like to bring an item to screen print the generic DSMS Tiger Robotics logo.  The generic club logo was used to create additional shirts last year and to print flags for Oscar.
  • NOTE:  There will be an order form coming out soon for this season’s “competition shirt” which will have multiple colors and will be uniform for the team. If you only want 1 shirt, please wait to order the competition shirt.
Sunday sessions are held at the Marsan residence.  Please contact Laura for further directions (512.809.9233 or lmmarsan@gmail.com).
10/8/14 (Wednesday) – Homecoming parade
  • Club is confirmed for the DSHS Homecoming parade.  Students will be driving Oscar in the parade.  Please note students must have had practice driving Oscar prior to the parade to drive Oscar in the parade.  All students who come may take turns operating Oscar’s accessories.
  • Please wear a robotics club t-shirt, if you have one available.  If you bring a blank shirt to this Sunday’s session, one can be printed there for you.
  • Details on when and where to meet will be sent out at the beginning of next week.
  • Mentors, parents, siblings are welcome to join the team and walk in the parade if they wish
10/11/14 (Saturday)- Test Drive – All competing teams are invited to test drive their robots on the practice field.  This is a great opportunity to see how our robot performs on the competition field and to check out out competition.  Expect to make adjustments to the robot and the programming at the event.
  • Time:  9:30AM – 3:00PM (practice sessions start at 10am)
  • Location:  Roger Beasley Volvo, 7501 South IH 35, Georgetown, TX 78626
10/12/14 – WORK SESSION CANCELED – there will be no work session on this Sunday due to the Test Drive on the previous day.


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