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Penfield High School FIRST Robotics Team Parents Meeting. Thursday December 2 nd 2004. Important Websites. Ours: www.penfieldrobotics.com FIRST: www.usfirst.org Chief Delphi: www.chiefdelphi.com. Kim O’Toole kotoole@harris.com w:585-242-3353 c:315-521-6554 h:315-789-0209.

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important websites
Important Websites
  • Ours: www.penfieldrobotics.com
  • FIRST: www.usfirst.org
  • Chief Delphi: www.chiefdelphi.com
kim o toole kotoole@harris com w 585 242 3353 c 315 521 6554 h 315 789 0209
Kim O’Toolekotoole@harris.comw:585-242-3353 c:315-521-6554h:315-789-0209
  • Harris Corporation – Systems Engineer
  • Clarkson University ’02 – Electrical Eng.
  • FIRST 1996-2003
    • High School 1996-1998
    • Founded Clarkson Team 1999-2001
    • Volunteer 2000-2003
people
People
  • Linda Martina – Faculty Advisor
    • Technology Teacher X8709
  • ~20 Adult Mentors from Harris
  • ~5 Mentors from Community
  • ~40 Students
agenda
Agenda
  • Overview of FIRST
  • Overview of our Team
  • Time Schedule
  • What can Parents Do?
  • Fundraising
  • Travel Plans
  • Food Arrangements
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What is FIRST?

  • FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”
  • It is a robotics competition which pairs high schools with corporate sponsors to design and build a robot in 6 weeks which will compete in a sport-like event.
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What Does it Mean for Students?

  • A chance to learn new skills/talents
  • A chance to work with real engineers and business professionals
  • Lots of fun!!
  • Exciting competitions!
  • Scholarships!
our team
Our Team
  • Harris Corporation RF Communications
    • 18 Engineers
    • 2 Business Professionals
    • Monetary Sponsorship
  • Penfield High School
    • Administration Support
    • Faculty Advisor – Linda Martina
subteams
Electrical/Pneumatics

Mechanical/Fabrication

Animation

Programming

Webpage

Strategy/Drive

Business/Marketing

Spirit/Logo

Team Leadership

Photo/Video/Awards

Subteams
preseason training
Preseason Training
  • Subteam work
  • Drive Train Design
  • Mechanisms Design
  • Electrical/Wiring/Pneumatics
  • Mechanical – CAD/MasterCAM
  • Programming
  • Tools/Machinery
  • Animation
time schedule
Time Schedule
  • Sept-Dec: Preseason Training/Subteams
  • Jan 8th: Kickoff - Rochester Museum & Science Center
  • Feb 22nd: Ship Robot!!
  • March 3-5th: Finger Lakes Regional - RIT
  • (March 10-12th: Hartford, CT or Pittsburg, PA Regional)
  • March 24-26th: Buckeye Regional Cleveland, OH
  • April 21-23rd: Nationals Atlanta, GA

* () denote not registered for yet

meetings
Meetings
  • Sept-Dec
    • Team meetings 1x/week
    • Subteam meetings (depends on subteam)
  • Jan-Feb
    • Team meetings 2x/week
    • Build Sessions: weekends
    • 7days/wk covered*
  • Feb-April
    • Team meetings 1x/week (competition prep)
what can parents do
What Can Parents Do?
  • *Food Arrangements
  • *Travel Arrangements
  • *Fundraising Support
  • Field Construction
  • Engineering/Design Support
  • Telephone Tree
  • Chaperone
  • Team Spirit
  • Exhibition Organization
  • Volunteer at Competitions
  • *Donations!
fundraising goals
Fundraising Goals
  • Team Fundraisers/Individual Fundraisers
  • Team Goal: $4,000 (3rd Regional)
  • Student Goals (estimates):
    • Rochester(40) $20 (if we take a bus)
    • Cleveland(40) $100
    • 3rd Regional(24) $130
    • Nationals(20) $450
  • Total: $20,000
fundraising
Fundraising
  • Patron Drive: you can help!
    • Student Packets (Note: Tax ID 16-6001958)
    • Business Sign up
    • Deadlines: Dec 10/Jan 10/Feb 10
    • 100% Team Fundraising
  • Tag Sale/Flower Sale/Dance
  • Parents fundraisers?
travel arrangements
Travel Arrangements
  • Looking for parents to help make travel arrangements for the team
    • Busses (Regionals) Flights (Nationals)
    • Lodging
    • School Coordination
    • http://www.ths-frc.com/
  • Also need parents to chaperone the competitions. (This is built into the student cost estimates)
food arrangements
Food Arrangements
  • We are hoping to provide food for the students on meeting nights (2x/week) and potentially lunch/dinner Saturdays.
  • Total of 12 evenings, 6 Saturdays.
  • Other teams have 1 family provide for each meeting.
donations
We have a wish list of donations that would help the team. If you have any contacts that might be willing to donate any of these, let us know.

Sample List

Food

Safety Glasses

Tools

Paper Plates/Cups

T-Shirts (printing)

Booklet Printing

Buttons

Warehouse Space

Donations