What's New

This Wednesday, the 17th, there will be a leadership meeting in room 112 at lunch. Anyone can attend!

This Sunday, there will be two meetings:

First, there will be CAD training from 12 to 3 in room 112, going over how to make models of sheet metal parts. Any available laptops with Solidworks on them should be brought to the meeting.

Then, from 1 to 4, there will be lab cleaning and organization. Please try to show show up for at least part of the time so we can make the lab accessible and neat. Depending on how much gets done, there will be further lab cleaning days in the future.

~Charlie S.

Things discussed at the monday leadership meeting:

Implementation of new leadership:

- making a database to keep track of ongoing projects, leaders, and current status (possibly a google group?)

- having regular leadership meetings to check status and assign new tasks

current projects/tasks:

- new member training

-lab organization

-fundraising

potential new groups:

- outreach

- need a cantact person

- Los Altos is interested in more team contact becuse they are mostly sophmores/freshman this year

On Sunday, September 20th, we will be having a new member training meeting in Room 112 at Mountain View High School from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. At this meeting, we will be doing an overview of FRC robotics and our team.

The first meeting for new members will be held on Wednesday, September 16th at lunch in Room 112. At this meeting, we will be going over the basics of the team and FRC robotics.

In the Galileo division, Teams 111 and 67 picked Team 971 to join their alliance. With the help of 111 and 67, Team 971 went undefeated through all of the Galileo divisonal elimination matches and through all of the Einstein championship matches, earning it the title as 2009 World Champions!

After remaining undefeated and 1st seed during the qualification matches, Team 971 picked Team 254 and 852 to join its alliance. With the help of 254’s high-scoring capacity and 852’s defensive capabilities, Team 971 went on undefeated to be 2009 Silicon Valley Regional Champions!

This weekend, the meeting times are:

Saturday: 10:00 to 5:30 (potluck from 5:30 - ?)
Lunch will be provided.

Sunday: 12:00 to 6:30

Monday: 10:00 to 6:30

Tuesday: 10:00 until the robot gets shipped.
We have a two-hour window scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 for the
robot to be picked up. The truck might arrive any time in that
window, so we have to be ready by 2:00.

FIRST has released team updates 2, 3, 4 and 5 recently; these team updates contain important rule updates and clarifications about certain rules. FIRST releases these team updates--available at at their FIRST Team Updates page--every Tuesday and Friday at 5 PM EST.

FIRST has released the first of many team updates for the 2009 competition season. This update contains updated rules for the game and robot sections of the competition manual. Links to the complete Lunacy competition manual and Team Update #1 are available on the Docs page.

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