Category Archives: Team Updates

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

Welcome new & returning students to Team 1923 – The MidKnight Inventors!

We are a FIRST Robotics Competition team from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North and South. We urge you to look around our website and learn more about us! We will have a mandatory students and parents meeting on October 1st – the meeting will cover an introduction to our team and FIRST. Time and place to be decided.

Before we can get to the fun stuff, there are many forms that need to be filled out. Go to the tab MEMBERS –> REMINDERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS and check out which items are needed to be completed.

We can’t wait for you to become a member of our robotics community!

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

The Midknight Inventors bid a farewell to their build site this past weekend as they moved out of the Plainsboro Plaza build site and into their Millstone trailer. Thank you to our sponsor Onyx for graciously donating the site for our use! Also, a big thanks to all the students, parents, and mentors that helped the move go smoothly . As we moved out of the build site, we found out 2009 and 2011 robots too!

 

Build Season Comes to an End

And the 2013-2014 Aerial Assist official 6 week build season comes to an end. Check back on the website on the 23rd to see a picture of our final robot! Thank you to all the students, parents, mentors, sponsors, and the community for making the build season a success! We will be competing in our first competition with March 1st and 2nd and Mount Olive High School. The build season may be over, but team 1923 will be busy making robot b!

 

 

KickOff: Aerial Assist!

And the game for the season is… Aerial Assist! The game involves alliance shooting a 2 ft diameter ball into goals. Alliances score more points if robots make assists, and then shoot. For more information about the game, visit ABOUT FIRST -2014 GAME. Last Saturday, the Midknight Inventors discussed game strategies, and possible manipulators, and are prototyping this week. Also, check us out at our build site as we design, build, and program out robot in six weeks- click on the tab CONTACT US to see our location.

 

 

Parent- Student Meeting

The team had its first student- parent meeting today (October 7th 2013). A  big thanks to all the parents who showed up- parent support is pivotal to the success of this team! If you were not present at the meeting or want a refresher, go to FOR MEMBERS–> MEETING MINUTES to see the power point we presented. Also there are several forms that must be filled, go to FOR MEMBERS–> REMINDERS to see what they are. Over the next several meeting, we will be teaching important concepts, so keep checking the website to see the latest meetings and times.

First Meeting/ Important Forms

Team 1923 had its first introductory meeting on September 30th, with new and returning students from both High School North and South! If you missed out on this meeting, go to the tab FOR MEMBERS —> MEETING MINUTES, to see what you missed out on. Team 1923 also has a few forms that new and returning students must complete in order to participate this year. Please go to FOR MEMBERS–> REMINDERS tab to see which forms must be completed and submitted.

High School North Club Fair

And the Midknight Inventors welcome even more students! A week after the High School South Club Fair, High School North had its club fair today (September 26th) and about 50 more interested students joined to become part of our team. Our robot was present along with our medals and t-shirt designs from World Champions and Midknight Mayhem. Thank you to all members who helped our booth run smoothly.

If you are an interested Robotics student in HSN or HSS and were unable to sign up during the club fairs, email info@firstrobotics1923.org to join our mailing list. Our first meeting with the entire team will be on Monday 9/30. Stay in tune for time and location of this meeting!

High School South Club Fair

The Midknight Inventors welcome new students for the 2013- 2014 season! High School South had its club fair on the 11th and about 50 students have signed up to become part of our team. High School North will have its club fair on September 26th, and we will have a booth where interested students can sign up. Each year, our team is getting bigger and better thanks to outreach efforts, and this year seems like no exception! Even if you have no experience with science, engineering, and technology, we invite you to learn more about us and join our team! We hope to have another fun, exciting, and successful season! Go Midknight Inventors!