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  2. guru

    BOARD Meeting

    FINAL ByLaws passed DRBC ByLaws 30Nov2018.pdf DRBC ByLaws Addendums 30Nov2018.pdf
  3. *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Issue #27 November 2019 You can’t pick the hand you’re dealt, but you can choose how you play your cards! FTC Teams Compete in Oxford By Dee Schneider Our FTC Middle School Team worked hard these last few weeks, getting their robots built and programmed, in preparation for the teams' first competition of the year. On Sunday, November 24th, the Wild Cards, Team #10058 and the Techna Cards, Team 9514 headed to Oxford Middle School to compete. The team literally re-built the Wild Cards' robot the night before the event after some issues were noted during practice driving. The team was also lucky to have a parent, Kari Bishop, help with programming the robots the week of the competition. In spite of the difficulties the teams ran into, they pulled it all together and were able to compete. These two teams placed 20th and 21st at the event, which was a great learning experience for this year's first-timers, as well as returning members. The teams plan to work at full steam after the Thanksgiving break to make some changes and be ready to win their next event held at Kettering University on December 7th. Once they win at Kettering, it will be on to the State competition December 13th and 14th. Come out and cheer on these awesome FTC teams, or follow them online at theorangealliance.org/teams/10058 or theorangealliance.org/teams/9514. Hill's FLL Jr. Teams Head to Bulldog Classic by Stephanie Hardesty Wow, what a fantastic competition for the Hill FLL Jr. Robotics Teams! BOOMTOWN was this year's theme for att FLL Jr. teams. Team 14895, Lego Jokers, Team 20747, Jokers Wild, and Team 20748, Cardinal Builders, competed on November 23rd at Kettering's Bulldog Classic Robotics Event. Each team had the honor of winning an award, and man, were they impressive! Lego Jokers, our veteran team, won the Creative Explorers Award, Jokers Wild, one of our new teams this year, won the Building and Discovery Award, and Cardinal Builders, our other new team this year-and also the youngest team with mostly kindergarteners- won the Cooperative Explorers Award. The judges were very impressed with each team member's knowledge of the city they built, and enjoyed hearing which part of the city each team member personally built and why they thought their city needed that particular building in it. The kids also enjoyed looking at all the other cities that were built by other teams and discussing their cities with them. Great job, Hill! Moving Day for House of Cards As our program continues to expand, so does our need for more space! Our FRC Team, House of Cards, now has their very own place to call home. While there are still details to work out and preparation, organization and cleaning to be done, the team is looking forward to their upcoming build season in their very own designated space. Stay tuned as we reveal sneak peeks of this exciting season ahead! Sharing the Love Our student mentors have been hard at work, helping our younger teams work towards their goals this year. These students who volunteer their time do it from the heart. There have been countless hours spent after school and on weekends, working under pressure to get things completed on time, while teaching these younger kids as they go. The parents, teachers, and adult mentors are so thankful for the knowledge and skill these high school students offer. Last weekend at the FLL Tournament held at Kettering University, House of Cards' own Austin Whitman, who is now a Kettering student, refereed matches and continued to teach and help the teams, including ours. As a college student, those Saturdays are precious, but the love of robotics is hard to resist. Student of the Month Name: Cove Wilhelm Grade: Kindergarten Favorite Class: Gym Dream Job: Football Player Interesting Fact About Me: I like to take care of my little sister and cousins! FRC 2020 Season Schedule 1st District Competition: Kettering, Week 2 - March 5-7 2nd District Competition: Marysville, Week 6 - April 2-4 Michigan State Championships, SVSU, Week 7 - April 8-11 World Championships, Detroit TCF Center & Ford Field - April 29-May 2 All events are open to the public - Come see House of Cards Team 3534 in action! Hahn's FLL Team Wins Big in Debut By Amie Martin Two weeks prior to competition, Hahn's new Robotics Team, Cardinal Coders, were unsure if they would even be competing. After a delayed start to the season and the logistics of starting a brand new team, time was of the essence. Practices were kicked up to 4-5 per week, and the kids got down to business. They all took turns programming, building, and setting up their robot, and when time was up, they were ready. Maybe they didn't have the robot of their dreams, but they had a functioning robot that would stand its own in competition. This FLL team headed to Kettering University on Saturday, November 23rd to compete against nearly 30 other teams. The team met with judges privately in small rooms for Robot Judging, Project Judging, and Core Values Judging, where they were very impressive and showed that they had truly worked as a team to complete all of their tasks. The most exciting parts were the head-to-head competitions. After a 55 point first round, the second round came in at 85, the third round at 150, and the fourth round at 190! The team showed so much improvement as the day went on, taking advantage of every minute they had to work on programming and perfecting their robot. At the end of competition, the Cardinal Coders were sitting in 8th place. The team earned the Research Award for their chosen project and they were congratulated with thunderous applause from the biggest crowd of fans there! Finally, the five teams qualifying for States were announced and when Cardinal Coders heard their team number, 48875, they went wild! It was definitely a day to remember. The team plans to regroup this week and begin preparing for their State tournament in the upcoming week. Congrats, Cardinal Coders! Thank You to Our Sponsors Aptiv Delphi Technologies Hank Graff Chevrolet Bill Carr Signs Ramp Engineering ELGA Credit Union David Slezak DDS DCC Construction Todd Wenzel Buick/GMC Autodesk Webster Associates Group Dr. Kenneth Vobach Fernco Davison Home Bakery DM Burr Group ZF North America MedTrans Davison Kiwanis Club DropsA Veit Tool & Gage Lambaria Eyecare JL Photo Davison Robotics Booster Club Flexible Automation Goyette Mechanical Dale G. Andrews DDS Issue# 27 November 2019 This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences *|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|* *|REWARDS|* @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ table#canspamBar td{font-size:14px !important;} table#canspamBar td a{display:block !important; margin-top:10px !important;} }
  4. Andrew Meikle

    Robotics Lab Open House

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    The House of Cards, FRC Team 3534, will be hosting a community Open House for their NEW Davison High School robotics lab. Th students will host informational tours, provide robot demonstrations, and opportunities to view our 2020 season robots in development. Refreshments will be provided. Please enter at door 29 of the Alt Ed building next to the bus transportation office. please join us for this celebration. Family, friends, past and current sponsors, and all community members are invited to come support the House of Cards. Open House Flyer.pdf
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  6. guru

    DRBC BOARD Meeting

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    Here are the meeting minutes from the meeting that just ended note jan 21, 2020.pdf
  7. Sydney Hardesty

    Week 2

    One of the main tasks of this week was to have a fully functioning and programmed mecanum wheel drive. In order to do this our programmers bench marked source codes from FIRST libraries and then made their own program using control loops. The mechanism took three days of tuning to become up to our quality standards. At the same time, the mechanical group has been prototyping the power cell launcher, changing variables such as arc length, material, angle, and motor speed. As of Saturday our tests have provided enough results to start CADing and building a true p-bot mechanism.
  8. dennis

    DRBC Board Meeting

    agenda to follow
  9. dennis

    DRBC Board Meeting

    agenda to follow
  10. dennis

    DRBC Board Meeting

    agenda to follow
  11. dennis

    DRBC Board Meeting

    agenda is to follow
  12. dennis

    DRBC Board Meeting

    agenda to follow
  13. guru

    DRBC ByLaw Meeting

    Attached are the bylaws for DRBC drbc_bylaws_draft_4_24_nov2018.docx
  14. guru

    DRBC ByLaw Meeting

    Meeting to discuss the Davison Robotics Booster Club (DRBC) bylaws.
  15. Emillee Lane

    Week 1 -> Design

    During Week One, our team worked on design concepts. We all shot out ideas, and by the end of the first night, we had a basic idea of how we plan to build our robot. Our CAD team has already started to work together to design prototypes. They are also starting on the chassis CAD and power cell extake design. We are set on the idea of having a low bot and trying to have a lighter robot from previous years. As an experienced team, we have the ability to play every aspect of the game, we strategized to shoot from the trench. Our 10th year season should be a good one! Go House of Cards!!
  16. guru

    DRBC BOARD Meeting

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    Agenda to follow later Agenda_January_21_2020.pdf
  17. guru

    How do I create a user account?

    It's very simple you'll see. Let's walk through it together. STEP ONE Click the Sign UP button on the home page when you go to DavisonRobotics.com STEP TWO Fill in the Sign Up form. Anything with a red * means its required to be filled in. Displayed Name is your nickname or short name. No need to put your full name here. Email Address is where notifications will be sent as well as things like password resets will be sent. Password has to have at least 8 characters and 1 of each of these: UPPERCASE letter, lowercase letter, number, special character like (!,$,# etc). Also it shouldn't be common dictionary names since most attacks keep trying your username with every word in the dictionary. Role is self explanatory, click the drop down and select what your role is with Davison Robotics. Students should attach a copy of there Student Resume (note this is only accessible by mentors) Team Application is the same thing.. you had to fill out the team application and if you have a digital copy, please post.. again only available to mentors/coach. Choose which FIRST level you would like to be a part of. Our SPAM deterrent question (which changes).. if you don't know the answer you can ask a fellow Robotics member OR google search it. Click I agree and then click Create my account. Now you'll get prompted for the silly validation that may look similar to the one below. Typically they ask you to click on the pictures that have something like crosswalks, or maybe they are asking you click the pictures that have busses. Sometimes they will ask you to click every picture that has lights and as you click a picture another one pops up in its place. you just have to click them until gone and then click Verify. It's very obnoxious but it's what we have to do now a days to keep the spammers and hackers at bay. Then you will get a message like the following which wants you to confirm you entered a legit email address
  18. dennis

    How do I create a user account?

    This seems to be a common question
  19. Madison

    FRC Reveal and Potluck

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    I can bring another dessert
  20. Cindy Wittke

    FRC Reveal and Potluck

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    We can bring plates & avocados
  21. Laurie

    FRC Reveal and Potluck

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    I can bring silverware too. Laurie Tucker
  22. Marcus Zuccaro

    FRC Reveal and Potluck

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    we can take a dessert and diced tomatoes
  23. Ivan

    FRC Reveal and Potluck

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    I can bring nacho cheese
  24. Michael

    FRC Reveal and Potluck

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    I will bring tortillas
  25. guru

    How do I reset my password?

    It's very easy to reset your password. Here are some brief instructions with photos STEP 1 Top right corner of your screen you click on Existing user? Sign in You will see a login box and at the bottom it shows a link that says "Forgot your password?", click on that link When you click the Forgot your password link you will be presented with this screen asking for the email address you used to register you account. Enter your email address and click Recover Password. If it found your email, the website sends you an email and presents a message like the one shown here. You will receive an email like the one shown here. Check your spam and junk folders since emails from DavisonRobotics.com may end up there click Reset my password you will get a form to fill in your new password. Please note the requirements to make a good password. Click Save and you are all set
  26. guru

    How do I reset my password?

    I can't seem to remember my password to the website and would like to know the best way to reset it or somehow recover my password.
  27. brendan m fox

    brendan m fox

    Hey guys Foxy here, I just wanted to get my thoughts somewhere so I'm writing this to get my opinion out there. At the last parent meeting we talked about the future of the team and some of the issues that we needed to face coming up in the season. Good news is that for this year we are funded for the new Robot-lab and all of our events. Bad news is that we are going to have some issues for future fundraising. The big issue at hand is whether or not we are going to continue to do the Ren-fest fundraiser or not. 

    Now this is just my own opinion on the subject but I have to say that I have to support the Ren-fest fundraiser. Why? because I just don't see the shear amount of money any other fundraiser can raise in the same fashion even if you were to split it into six. We raise $30,000 dollars at Ren-fest last year and I don't see how can drives and car-washes can amount to that sum with the same amount of work. 

    Now for the hard facts, in Ren-fest you have to put in 16 shifts of about 12 hours doing hard labor all over about 7-8 weekends. Now for the up side, it's just that 7 weekends all you have to do is put in your time-your shift then it's done for the year. For my family what they did was my mom and dad split their shift in two one in the morning and one in the afternoon for 9 days. On the upside you know exactly what you are getting yourself into and the team has past experience with working there. I know that it's a ton of work but compare that to doing 8 to 10 fundraiser and still falling short ending up in the red. let me ask you a question "Do you have the same amount of security doing 9 fundraisers and maybe making the same amount of money?" or in that scenario "which ends up be the most work 9 individual fundraisers or just one big one?"

    Lastly my opinion on it I would work my shift at Ren-fest and put in my time due. I like that sense of security and to be revealed when it's done just to focus on the build season.♣️♦️♠️♥️ 

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