Penfield High School FIRST Robotics Team Parents Meeting Thursday December 2nd 2004 Important Websites Ours: www.penfieldrobotics.com FIRST: www.usfirst.org Chief Delphi: www.chiefdelphi.com Kim O’Toole [email protected] w:585-242-3353 c:315-521-6554 h: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 Linda Martina – Faculty Advisor – Technology Teacher X8709 ~20 Adult Mentors from Harris ~5 Mentors from Community ~40 Students Agenda Overview of FIRST Overview of our Team Time Schedule What can Parents Do? Fundraising Travel Plans Food Arrangements 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. What is the Game Like? 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! The Arena 2004 – The Georgia Dome! 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 Preseason Training Subteam work Drive Train Design Mechanisms Design Electrical/Wiring/Pneumatics Mechanical – CAD/MasterCAM Programming Tools/Machinery Animation 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 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? *Food Arrangements *Travel Arrangements *Fundraising Support Field Construction Engineering/Design Support Telephone Tree Chaperone Team Spirit Exhibition Organization Volunteer at Competitions *Donations! 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 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 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 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 Questions??