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THE PARALLEL POST

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Club Fair and New Members

With the start of the new school year, our team hosted a display at the annual UCVTS Club Fair. We had information about the team for those interested, and attracted attention with a trebuchet constructed by our build team! Any students lucky enough to catch one of our team shirts was free to keep their prize.

Brunswick Eruption

We will be attending Brunswick Eruption as our second off-season event on November 10th. The event lasts one day and will serve to introduce new members to the experience of FRC competitions. Information about the event can be found at this link. The team will not provide transportation to the event.

What's going on:

 

Subteams

  • All: Subteam for a Day (SFAD) presentations

  • Build: assembled gearboxes for SFAD; intro to tools (power tools, manual tools, laser cutter, vinyl cutter) and Makerspace

  • Business: reviewed curriculum for SFAD; reviewed documentation

  • Design: laser-cutting demonstration for SFAD; began decorating Magnet lobby bulletin board

  • Electronics: intro to basic electronics (wiring, crimping, more)

  • Media: presented media videos to new team members, reviewed goals for the year

  • Outreach: made first newsletter of the school year; began planning for Harvest Fest

  • Programming: intro to robot code and code organization (ex: GitHub)

  • Safety: prepared safety presentation

  • Strategy: analyzed Stronghold (2016 game) for SFAD; analyzed Power Up (2018 game) and began learning Google Sheets

Recent Events:

Club Fair
UCVTS Quad
September 21st, 2018

 

Our display at Club Fair this year featured a trebuchet which launched free team t-shirts to anyone lucky enough to catch them! Underclassmen from all of UCVTS visited and signed up to go to our team's first meetings.

 

 

Subteam for a Day
MHS Auditorium
September 27th, 2018


New members of the team each visited three subteams to get an impression of where they wanted to be on the team. Following this meeting, members joined one subteam to work with in the future.

Upcoming Events:

Harvest Fest
UCVTS
October 27th, 2018


The annual UCVTS Harvest Fest will take place on the afternoon of October 27th at the UCVTS campus. The team will have a display, make sure to visit! More details to come later.

 

Brunswick Eruption
North Brunswick High School
November 10th, 2018


We will be attending Brunswick Eruption as our second off-season event on November 10th. The event lasts one day and will serve to introduce new members to the experience of FRC competitions. Information about the event can be found at this link. The team will not provide transportation to the event.

We have an open-door mentor policy: whether you have a half-hour or three hours we can always use another hand during the week. Our meetings are Mondays and Thursdays from 3–5 P.M. Reach out to Mrs. Gerstein or Mr. Moskowitz for more information.

Thank you to our unparalleled mentors and sponsors!

If interested in sponsorship, contact us!

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The Parallel Post is written by Daniel Matlin.

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