We at CORE are very excited because this Saturday, December 10th, we host the FLL sectional here at South. This is a big deal, so some local teams, including CyberSaders, Laser Robotics, and New Berlin Blitz, are all going to help us out. There will about 48 teams of middle schoolers competing to advance to the next round of competition. This is sure to be a fierce tournament, so make sure to come, eat snacks, and watch. If you want to watch, the opening ceremony is at noon, at Waukesha South. We wish all of the team’s luck, and hope to see you on Saturday!
We are a group of high school students and adult volunteers that learn, explore, and celebrate science and technology. Through the international organization FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology, we build a robot to compete each year. We experience excitement of the challenge, create life-long relationships, and have fun. But we do much more than that. Through collaboration and leadership from students and mentors, ours students develop work ethic, professionalism, and pride.
Our team encourages younger students to experience the same excitement of engineering through programs like FLL and VEX. The Waukesha VEX League Competition and League Nights are hosted by our team. Along with VEX, we also hold FLL competitions and encourage members to mentor FLL teams. In both of these venues, and in many others, we display our robot and enlighten them about FRC. Through this, we excite, inspire and celebrate engineering.
Hello! There are only a couple weeks left until Christmas, which means build season is just around the corner. But before that, CORE will be having two practice consensus meetings to get prepared to design this year’s robot. Consensus meetings are where our whole team gathers together as a group and discusses the game rules, the restrictions we have on our robot, and more in order to come up with a new robot design that will be able to conquer whatever FIRST decides to throw at us. Then, the design team uses the suggestions and rough sketches and gets to work designing exactly what our robot will look like. We use this process because it ensures that the entire team has a say in what our robot will look like and so that we can all check each other’s work and suggest edits to make the robot better. Also, December 10th is the FLL tournament, so good luck to all competing teams, and we hope you have a great weekend!
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we have 8 meetings until kickoff on January 7th. The FLL sectional tournament on December 10th is less than two weeks away. We will be running this event so feel free to stop by and watch Lego bots fight to be the best Animal Ally while you’re eating the delicious concessions. In the meantime, members of our team are still competing to see who will drive the robot this year. We have a very exciting build season planned, but until then, have a great week and we hope to see you on the 10th!