UPDATED INFO FOR ONE DAY TRIP: Please see this document for details on the off season on Oct 1, 2016. You must turn in this with the $20 fee by Sept 29, 2016.
It is that time of year when we need you to register for the team and register with FIRST.
Hello Future Roboticists,
Greetings from the Central Illinois Robotics Club (CIRC). This email is being sent to those who expressed an interest in our class "Building and Programming a Mini Sumo Robot" at our 2016 Engineering Day exhibit at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, at one of our monthly club meetings, or through personal contact with a club member. Thank you for your interest. We are happy to announce the dates and venue for the 2016 class.
Session #2: Workshop, Advanced Topics, Practice Competitions
Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Bradley University, Jobst Hall, Room 114
The standard robot platform for the class will be the Pololu Zumo 32U4, a small pre-assembled robot with built-in sensors for robot sumo, line following, navigation, obstacle avoidance, and many other tasks.
By the end of the first session you will be able to write and download programs to your Zumo 32U4 robot, and will have a working sumo robot ready to add your personal touches. The second session will be a hands-on workshop with practice competitions between students. After completing the class you will have a robot ready to enter in our 2016 Bot Brawl competition on August 13, 2016.
You will need to bring a laptop computer running Windows or Linux, a USB A to Micro-B cable, a Zumo 32U4 robot, and 4 AA batteries. During the class you will install the Arduino software to program the robot.
There is no charge for the class. Your only cost will be the robot itself. On that front, we are happy to announce that Pololu is offering a discount on the robot for students in the class. Details to be sent to enrolled students. $100
To enroll in the class (either or both sessions), please email Karen Raab (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will follow up with additional details on the class and how to obtain the discount from Pololu.
There are already lots of outreach activities planned for the summer.
Scratch class @ DHS
Volunteer to develop and teach class. Need 5-10 students
May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 6:30-8pm
Day camp Peoria School District- LEGO Mentor
You can volunteer for 1 or 10 days!
June 6-10 8:45am-11:30am
June 13-17 8:45am-11:30am
Day camp Peoria School District- Teen Teacher
Must be available for all days
June 6-10 8:45am-3pm and June 13-17 8:45am-3pm
Roborumble@ Peoria Riverfront Museum
June 11 11:30-5pm
Baseball@ Dozer Park
Tickets are 7.50, money due to DERT by May 26
Game: June 18 5:30 gates open
Robomania@ North Branch Library
June 25 11:30-5pm
Please take the survey below to let us know what you will be participating in this summer. If the formatting is wonky, you can also get to it here
Remember, there will be a requirement for outreach in order to be able to attend regionals next year. Get a head start this summer!!
Last night we celebrated our 2015-2016 season. It has been a great year and I want to thank each of you for what you have contributed to it! Thanks particularly to Mrs. Sarsfield and Ms. Pashley for organizing the event last night!!
And now on to "next Year"
Our first OUTREACH event of the 2016-2017 event is April 15th at FINE ARTS NIGHT.
To help make the tracking of outreach easier, you will be required to enter your time in a form. You can find the form on the Outreach tab above. OR you can find it here
Apply to be a lead
Lead applications are due at midnight on Sunday. Please consider being a lead next year. The application is here
It is time to apply for lead positions for next year. To apply click this link to fill out the application: http://goo.gl/forms/IjbqTvCGFw
It isn't hard, there are lots of positions please take a look at it. Email email@example.com if you have any questions!!!
Applications are due Sunday April 17 at midnight.
Day Meet at School Approx. Return Shirt
Thursday 4:45 am (teacher lot) 7:00 pm Robot Shirt
Friday 7:15 am 9:00 pm Sponsor Shirt
Saturday 7:15 am (with suitcase) midnight Hand Shirt
What to wear: Closed toe shoes and the right shirt
Schedule for event:
Noon-ish Crosman/Sarsfield's Depart with Drive team
6:00 pm -8:00 pm: 5 Team Reps to Load-In (Crosman/Sarsfield's handle)
8:30 am: Pits, Machine Shop, Registration and Inspection Open
9:00 am -11:00 am: Driver's Meeting, Field open for Measurement and Calibration
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Lunch
12:00 Noon - 6:30 pm Practice Matches
8:00 pm Pits and Machine Shop close
8:00 am: Pits and Machine Shop OPEN
8:30 am-9:00 am: Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am - 12 Noon: Qualification Matches
12 Noon -1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm - 5:45 pm: Qualificaiton Matches
5:45 pm - 6:30 pm: Awards Ceremony
7:00 pm**: Pits and Machine Shop CLOSE immediately following Closing Ceremonies
8:00 am: Pits and Machine Shop OPEN
8:30 am-9:00 am:Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am -12:15 pm:Qualification Matches
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmAlliance Selections
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLUNCH
1:30 - 4:30 Final Rounds
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm:Awards Ceremony
6:30pm: Pits close | Robots bagged
Please keep an eye on bluealliance.com for the webcast. it isn't posted yet.
The handout given at the Parent Meeting had return times for the bus for CIR. They were incorrect. The document has been updated and can be found on the Parent Information page. Here are the times:
Day - Meet time(Place) - Return Time - Shirt
Thursday - 6:45am (front) - 7pm - Robot Shirt
Friday - 6:45am (front) - 9:45pm - Sponsor Shirt
Saturday - 6:45am (SHOP) - 7:30pm - Hand Shirt
Everyone needs to wear closed toe shoes and the right shirt!
Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in Engineering are invited to apply for ASM Materials Camp. It is a 5 Day Camp in Late July in Peoria. You get to see lots of areas of Materials Engineering.
AND, you will get to see Mrs. Unser (and maybe even Mr. Unser). If you need MORE reasons to apply, you can talk to Emily who went last year and look at the flyer below. The application can be found here: http://goo.gl/forms/EyRehcz9CI
News & Info
We use Slack as our communications tool. If you want to join, please talk to an existing member of DERT or email DERT Admin.
Instructions for Joining
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org