Mrs. Kim O'Shaughnessy invited our team to her school for their design night. Since she felt we did such a good job at the YPO event in the summer, she wanted us to return. We demoed our robots to the school and even met the candidate for maryland governor.
The Wizards hosted an FTC Qualifier at the Naval academy. It was a great event. We arrived the day before for set up and had a battalion of midshipmen to help out. The next day we arrived early to greet all our volunteers. The event ran smoothly and the team really didn't stress because of all the planning we did. The qualifier ran on time and was really peppy thanks to Patrick Phee the best emcee of all time!
One of our mentors, Mr. Prakash Sesha from Lockheed Martin has an FLL Team. Two of our team members went to their meeting space to mentor them. We went through a basic rundown of their research project and robot. Our members were able to provide constructive feedback to help improve their work on both fronts. We helped them prepare for their competition which will be soon.
This was a follow up to a previous meeting with the two teams. We helped them set a simple teleop code. We also helped them with some concerns about their glyph mechanism. Lena helped them out with things such as their continuous rotation servos. The call was a success and Lena followed up further with some emails.
One of our team members, Lena, had a video call with McDonough FTC. She answered some of their questions about the hardware and software aspect, as well as outreach. She gave them our perspective about the different topics. The team was very interest and was very thankful for our help.
This meeting was much better than the previous as we had many interpreters. Raashi was able to follow up with the team from her previous call with them. She was able to teach the rest of the team the rest of the connections, configurations, and coding training session. It was a great success and we can't wait to follow up with a later teleconference.
Our team member Arjun went to one of Redstone Mechanic's meetings to help out with their robot. They were having some issues with a specific mission and wanted to implement some sensors. Arjun was able to teach them about the color and ultrasonic sensor and helped get their program up and running. He will follow up with further training sessions later.
Two of our team members volunteered at an FTC Qualifier. This qualifier is the day before the one we will be competing at. Our members served as field volunteers and got to meet many new teams. They had a blast and got to know the venue for the team the next day.