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Hello, Robolions team members, mentors, friends, and community members! Welcome to "The Fourth Law of Robotics," home to University City High School's FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Team. We hope to use this blog to inform you about what we're up to.
We compete in the FRC (First Robotics Competition), an annual competition where we have six weeks to build a robot from scratch. This year's game is Recycle Rush. We'll post updates here to let you all know what we're up to with building (and competing with) our robot!
We also are now competing in FTC (First Tech Challenge), the next level down from FRC. The game was called Ring It Up!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Members, Rookie Challenge and Other Stuff

Today we got even more new members after the Club Fair. Here they are:

Vel'Toria Johnson, 11th Grade
"I joined robotics because I want to be an engineer"

Charity Smith, 11th Grade
"I joined robotics because I like working with mechanical items"

Kang Chang, 12th Grade
"I joined robotics because I am interested in electricity, building, and programming."

We are so excited to get more new members!
Also, starting next Wednesday, we will be issuing a challenge to all our new members. I can't say anything about it now, but it will be a challenge that has them design and build a robot to perform a given task. We are excited to have the newbies working on something productive.

In other news, we recently recieved a grant from the UCEF for almost $1,000! A big thank you to them.

3 months till Kickoff!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More new players!

At the meeting today we had a few more new brave souls show up. Here are their bios:

Rashad Scales, 10th grade
"I joined robotics because I'm interested in technology and engineering. I enjoy building things and I think it'll be a great experience for me. Some of my hobbies are bowling, running track, and playing the piano. My favorite color is orange and math is my favorite subject."

James Buchanan, 10th grade
"I joined robotics because Crystal Clay told me a lot about it and what you do while you're in robotics. From what she said I think I might really be interested in this new experience. What I like to do in my free time is play games, go places with my friends, text and play piano. My favorite color is red, and my favorite subject is art."

Alana Mayo, 10th grade
"Hee hee, fun fact time, well I'm more of an actress person and artist-y things. Yay"

Marquel Rogers, 9th grade
"I like to work with technology and robots. I work with software a lot."

Marquise Williams, 9th grade
(Marquise actually joined the team over the summer, but I'm just now writing his bio)
"I joined robotics because it seemed like it would be fun to work with robots and my hands, because I am a hands-on person. My favorite color is turquoise, that's probably why I like to swim."

Patrick Harting, 11th grade
"Since I have been a part of/supporting the robotics team since the start and have just a passion for building things and programming, I joined the robotics team. My dream job is to be a graphic designer, and I think that engineering will help me on that path"

Mervin Collins, 11th grade
"I joined robotics because I'm interested in technology, future business, and computer hardware and software, and since this is relatively similar to what my major is (Computer Hardware Engineering) this will be a great experience for that specific topic. I've also been inspired by a couple of my friends to join, hopefully this time I will be able to make it all the way through. In my free time, I like to draw, and create my own webpages, disassemble computers and learn the components inside of them. My favorite color is green, and not because of money, just because I like it. Nature's cool!"