Week 3 Update

Due to the snow this week, Team SPORK had a few days off, but that did not stop SPORK. Meetings were held online and we were rewarded with success. CAD and Programming teams were hard at work creating crucial parts for the robot. CAD spent a majority of their time finishing robot designs before beginning fabrication. While the Programming team worked to successfully program vision processing cameras to detect the distance to the goals. The fabrication team finished the chassis and the shooter design was finalized and ready to be built. Meanwhile, the Awards team finished and turned in our Chairman’s Award and Woodie Flowers Mentor Award. Business team is hard at work creating the Team SPORK standard.

Only three weeks left before Bag-n-Tag night and the robot is well underway!

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Week 2 Update

This week Team SPORK started to meet for programming sessions to train our rookies and to sharpen our veteran’s skills. Our awards team has been hard at work finalizing the script for our chairman’s video and they finished the rough draft for our Woodie Flowers essay. Last but not least our CAD team has been working on fleshing out our robot design and will be finishing soon. We look forward to the next few weeks and wish the best of luck to other teams.

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Week 1 Update

This week, Team SPORK discussed a concept robot design for the 2016 challenge,  FRC Stronghold. This year we decided that we could take on a new approach to the design of the robot, we separated the team into four conceptualization groups in which we will come up with individual and unique concepts. We rated our design’s using a Kepner Tregoe chart. A Kepner Tregoe chart helps score projects based on the importance of specific tasks a design is supposed to accomplish. This new and unique planning process now used by Team SPORK will help in years to come. Future team members can learn from the this year’s process and apply our new techniques and improve it in the years to come. Team SPORK wishes the best of luck for competing teams.

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2016 Kickoff

Today Team SPORK met to watch the reveal of this years challenge, FIRST Stronghold. Our kickoff went well and we are already creating strategies for the new challenge. We  would also like to thank Newell Rubbermaid for lending us their facilities. We wish everyone the best of luck and hope that everyone is as excited for this years challenge as we are.

SPORK Café

Today, SPORK members sold coffee, donuts, hot chocolate, and bracelets in the morning for two hours to raise money for the team. Fortunately for team SPORK McDonald’s donated 20 boxes of coffee, Krispy Kreme gave us a discount on 10 dozen donuts,  to help us out with our fundraiser. One thing you could always on from the students was the big smile on their faces as they left with their doughnuts and hot drink.

There were SPORK members that sold the remaining items during lunch for a reduced price and then again after school. By the end of the day we still had remaining coffee and gave away all the extra to students passing in the hallways. We made a total of $421 by selling lots of goodies and team SPORK accessories. Overall we had a pretty good turn out but the most important thing is that we had fun while we were doing it. We look forward to hosting another SPORK Café soon.

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