Here and back to report about what we've done in our second week of build season. Our build team has been very busy, finishing a prototype, and pouring silicon into a large tube to make a tube that will then be cut down to create wheels, a new technique we've never used before. Programming has been working hard to adjust the gyroscopes, and electrical has been training their new recruits on how to properly wire batteries. Marketing has created a new knightly news, so be sure to check that out. Port Huron High School's principal, Mr. Palmer paid a visit to our building today, and we let his children drive our robots from last year, George. Overall, its been a very successful day, and an even more succesful week. I hope to see the same progress in the following weeks. Don't forget to check out our other forms of media, and as always, Be Knightly!
January 13th, 2018
Today is the first official Saturday meeting of our of 2018 build season, FIRST Power Up! So far, it's been quite productive. The build team is busy sawing away and creating our prototypes to bring our entire team's ideas to life. The programming team is transferring our encoders code from LABView to Java. Float is constructing a mock field for us to test our concepts. Electrical is prepping all of their tools for when the robot is ready to be all wired up. Marketing's sub-teams are busy as well, whether writing letters to sponsors, recording interviews, working towards our goal to win Chairmen's award, or even writing blogs. We had a great lunch, and after lunch we all had a blast practicing our cheers for in the stands at competition. Even though our work day isn't done yet, we've already had some great progress for our first Saturday of our 2018 build season. Every Saturday of build season, we will post a blog of the day's events and a quick recap of how the week went. So stay tuned, and don't forget to Be Knightly!! Don't forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!
Many people ask why those who participate in FIRST give of their time and talents to the degree that they do. The fact is, it isn't possible to do FIRST well without doing so, given FIRST strives for excellence in all that one does. More important, innovation doesn't happen without hard work. FIRST teaches youth that hard work and initiative --- being a self-starter --- is how all innovative ideas begin. One need only look to every important advance throughout history, to discover it originated with someone's investment of time/talent.
Below is a link to the opinions of many, as to the difference FIRST has made and why it matters: