It was a beautiful fall day for the event! We had runners & walkers from all over. Some local and some driving quite a distance to participate. We enjoyed meeting each of you!
Also nice to see members from fellow FRC teams - Team 6086 Ignition and Team 2137 TORC coming out to support us!
It takes a lot to run a FIRST robotics team and we couldn't do it without the generous support from others! So we appreciate each of you who took time out of your Saturday to be a part of our event!
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Photo Gallery of the event uploaded to Flickr - Click HERE to see the album. (more pics added as we get them)
Race Results have been uploaded to the Race Entry website - Click HERE
A few pics from race day! Full gallery at link above on Flickr.
This weekend is our Run for Robots 5K run/walk fundraiser!! It's at 5pm in Rowden Park in Lapeer, MI (across from the hospital).
We are looking forward to seeing everyone! We'll have some robots there for everyone to see of course!
Click HERE for more info.
Can't make the date, but would still like to help out our team? There is a fundraising option on the race registration website. Just follow from the link above. We appreciate ALL levels of support!
We have a Robot Demo planned for October 22nd at Past Tense in Lapeer during their fall festival. We will be on stage at 4:30pm that Saturday to talk about what we do, show our 2016 robot and let the public interact with it as well. The VEX IQ teams will be there also to show their robots.
So come on out to see us and enjoy Past Tense while there! Info for their festival click HERE.
ALL GIRLS ROBOTICS COMPETITION!
We are set to compete in November at the All Girls Robotics Competition in Bloomfield Hills. Our 2016 FRC robot gets to play one more time on the Stronghold field, but this time manned only by the girls on our team! Boys only get to cheer them on.
Can't wait to see how our amazing girls do on Saturday, November 12th! More details to come!
Even though it's our off-season we've been pretty busy!
Fundraising events, side projects, learning or brushing up on our skills, training new team members, organizing our room, helping with new youth robotics teams and some fun volunteering as well!
Our coach had given us a project to build a catapult and it ended up being boys vs. girls! The girls started out with a traditional prototype and the boys decided to use pneumatics and our 2016 practice bot base. They will need to be able to launch pumpkins for a fun "Pumpkin Chunkin" after our 5K event. So the challenge has been in progress!
The girls have been holding secret meetings, so pictures are unavailable! Haha!
A few other side projects have been creating a football shooter with our mentor Matt, learning the machines with Rob, programming with Tony and working on a VEX EDR robot for competition in December.
New youth robotics teams started this week as well in our room. We are happy to be able to support them and allow them to use our space. It's also good for them to see what they can do in the future with robots with the skills they learn! A few of our team's mentors started the new VEX IQ teams call the Chimichangas. This is a play off our own name (Chimeras). We tend to have our name mispronounced a lot and a few people started giving us nicknames and Chimichangas was one of them. So although technically it's fried burritos, they like to think of themselves as mini Chimeras with extra spice in their fire! (since Chimeras are a fire-breathing mythical beast)
We hope they do well and will mentor them as needed. You can visit their Facebook page HERE for updates!