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.
Team 1923 was featured in a article in the Princeton Packet! Click on the link to read the article: Packet Robotics Article Dec 5 2013.
After being finalists at Ramp Riot last week, the MidKnight Inventors claimed the title of champions yesterday, November 9th, at Brunswick Eruption! Congratulation to teams 369 and 379 who were our alliance partners. Great job to all the drive team, coaches, scouters, cheer squad and mentors! The trophy will start out at High School North and then will move to South.
Click here -> Robotics Win WWP Info Nov 22 2013 to see the story in the West Windsor & Plainsboro News!
Congratulations to the Midknight Inventors! Last Saturday, November 2nd, team 1923 was a finalist in Ramp Riot- the first offseason competition for the new season! We finished as finalists with out alliance partners team 2016, the Mighty Monkey Wrenches, team 369, High Voltage, and team 3314, the Mechanical Mustangs. New students on the team got to partake in their very first FRC competition, and some even got to drive the robot. We all look forward to Ramp Riot next year!
This past Saturday, October 26th, the Midknight Inventors helped local boy scouts to earn their Robotics Badge. The Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair, held in the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, had a series of workshops for scouts to earn badges in the STEM field- including a Robotics Badge. The Midknight Inventors presented a series of short presentations about safety in robotics, the robotics industry, the different types of robots, subsystems, etc. that would fulfill the requirements for the badge. The team also presented last year’s robot, and to say the least, all the scouts were quite impressed! Team 1923 then helped the scouts to build and program a Lego Mindstorm robot that would successfully traverse through a maze. At the end of the day, the scouts were able to earn another badge, and Team 1923 successfully helped out on another community outreach event! A big thank you to PPPL for sponsoring the event and all Team 1923 leaders that helped out!
There is a team meeting on 10/21/13 at the HSN lower dining hall at 7pm. We will be having informational workshops tomorrow, so try your best to attend the meeting. Also, from now on, team meeting dates will be posted under FOR MEMBERS => MEETINGS/EVENTS, instead of the front page.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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!