Weekly Agenda

November 10, 2017

  • This week, we trained the referees and practiced counting points for missions completed. Another group began working on signage and the marketing for the event.
  • Goals for next week: Have the referees go into some more detailed rules and have everything else for the tournament ready. 

November 3, 2017

  • With GRITS out of the way, we assigned roles and began to prepare for our first Lego Tournament. We spent half of the meeting debriefing GRITS - what went wrong and what we can improve and the other half going over the Lego Tournament Manual more thoroughly.
  • Goals for next week: List out our priorities in preparation for the Tournament, beginning with things we need to have ordered before-hand and so on. We will also be assigning people more specific roles and detailing exactly what they need to know for the job.

October 27, 2017

  • This week we continued to prepare the bot for GRITS and the team worked on various things. Some members got familiar with the Lego bot and began figuring out how to build onto it to complete the missions on the field. Most of the girls on the team used the time to work on their NCWIT Aspirations in Computing applications.
  • Goals for next week: Bring all of our attention to the Lego tournament and work on planning that since we'll have less than a month to prepare.

October 20, 2017

  • This week, we split the team. We took anyone interested in planning the LLFLL Tournament to a separate room and discussed the roles included in planning and had them collect research on the Tournament Committee's Team drive. The rest of the team was able to assemble the Lego Field and learn more about how the competition works.
  • Goals for next week: Have the logistics of the tournament flushed out and begin focusing on the other aspects of the planning such as judging, concessions, marketing, etc.

October 13, 2017

  • This week we finished up the Lego parts and played some games with Pneumatics. We had a group of students play with 3D Inventor to get to know the program better and our programming team worked on our previous year's robot for GRITS.
  • Goals for next week: Home Depot has given us $100 credit to build our Lego Field Tables so we hope to set those up and arrange the field to start getting a better idea of how the competition works. We will also be arranging the LLFLL Tournament Committee and planning the logistics of the event.

October 6, 2017

  • This week, we discussed the Lego Tournament to be hosted on Dec. 2 and assembled the Lego mission kits. A few teams weren't finished so we'll try to do that next week.
  • Goals for next week: Have the all of the Lego parts completed and play some games with Pneumatics.

September 29, 2017

  • This week, we discussed the FLL Tournament, touched on GRITS, and had the members fill out a google form relating to their interests in the club and what they hope to learn as well. We also practiced soldering as we have many beginners who had never done it. The team had fun stripping and soldering wires and we had the same number of members this time as well.
  • Challenges: We weren't able to work on the bot because the transmission was still stuck.
  • Goals for next week: Discuss GRITS, Remind101, and MyPaymentsPlus for t-shirts. We'll also go more in-depth about the FLL Tournament and mentoring schools to see who is truly interested in participating and how much will be a mandatory team participation. Hopefully, we will be able to play with lego bots as well.

September 22, 2017

  • This week, the team worked on the kit bot and we had a separate group of members interested in CADing (a 3D engineering software used to model robot parts) play with the program and become more familiar with it. We finished the frame of the bot. We had the same number of members and have not seen a drop off yet.
  • Challenges: The transmission was stuck so we were unable to hook up the drive train and have the bot move.
  • Goals for next week: Discuss GRITS and the FLL tournament we need to host Dec. 2. We'll also try and have the bot moving by the end of the meeting

September 15, 2017

  • This week, the team worked some more on building the kit bot. Specifically, they attached the gearboxes to the frame of the bot. Everyone seemed to be very engaged. They worked together and learned how to place bearings correctly.
  • Goals for next week: We hope to connect the frame of the bot and finish it to attach the drive train.
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