A FLL Thank You – Team 1714 and Team 706

C.O.R.E. 2062 would like to extend a huge thank you to the student and adult volunteers from teams 1714 and 706 who were able to help out at our FLL tournament on Sunday Nov. 10th. It was a fantastic success, and we received nothing but good feedback from teams and parents! This is a very important event as it can serve to inspire many young children to pursue their ambitions concerning engineering and robotics while having a blast, and our volunteers helped to make that a reality. We had around 50 volunteers help run a tournament where 420 people attended, and we would not have been able to manage the tournament without the help of of these teams. Again, thank you for your time and enthusiasm!

Sincerely,
Team C.O.R.E. 2062

Rockwell – Engineering Our Future

This year, to celebrate their 110th anniversary, Rockwell held the Engineering Our Future competition, a chance for first teams sponsored by Rockwell to highlight the team’s excitement for FIRST.

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Freshman Orientation Night

On September 12th  possible rookie members and veteran members met at C.O.R.E.’s freshman orientation night. The first order of business was showing the rookies how the team works. Afterwards, they took a tour of the 6 general sub teams ( chairman’s, programming, non- robot programming, mechanical -fabrication, mechanical -design, Electrical/Controls) in order to choose which to join. At the end of the night C.O.R.E. members jumped into the pre-season agenda, Vex league. This started with a description of the VEX game and a semi- lively strategic discussion.

It all went according to plan… except for the low attendance rate. C.O.R.E. would like anyone interested in the team to know that they are welcome to join late.

Zeman Tool and Manufacturing tour!

C.O.R.E. 2062 had the great opportunity to tour and a day of collaborated with our long-time sponsor: Zeman Tool. Our team went to their facility and went through a full tour of the company, from their manufacturing area to their engineering labs. During our tour of the manufacturing area, we were shown the individual machines and what their function was. C.O.R.E. team members fielded some great questions, and were really engaged during the tour. Perhaps the best idea that we took away from the tour was that Zeman Tool was using the same techniques to manufacture parts that C.O.R.E. was using on the robot everyday! Another highlight from the day was that we got to show the employees of Zeman Tool our robot. It was a great sight to see when the Zeman employees driving the robot and having fun! Overall it was a day of collaboration and learning, C.O.R.E. 2062 had a great opportunity for a day well spent.

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Summer Update 2013

C.O.R.E. is hard at work during the summer meetings! Our summer projects are coming along nicely and our battery cart is being redesigned thanks to some of our seniors. Another project of mechanical team is the creation of butterfly drive to aid our team in design.  We may even play with pneumatics.   Keep checking in on us. Have a good day!

Championships 2013

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Two weeks ago C.O.R.E. was in St. Louis, competing at the Championship level. Although it is always an honer to compete alongside teams from across the globe, it was a little humbling. All in all, we were the 65 ranked team in our division of a hundred. This gives us something to work for. As Dale Carnegie once said “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success”. On a different note, the St. Louis experience was quite enjoyable. We thank the parents, mentors, and sponsors who make trips like this possible. Lastly, congratulations to all of the teams that made it to Einstein, the final field of play, as well as everyone that competed.

Watch The Matches

All FIRST competitions are broadcasted live. To view the the matches here are some websites: http://theredalliance.com/livefeeds.html (red alliance), http://www.thebluealliance.com/gameday (blue alliance), http://watchfirstnow.com/live.php (general).

C.O.R.E. 2062 is in the Currie division.

Week 15 of the 2013 Buildseason

With the FIRST Championship less than a week away, C.O.R.E. 2062 is finalizing our pre-ChampioDonDon2nship preparations. Æther,our robot, has got its new blocker in place and has been fixed up since its last competition. In addition, our improved hopper is in order to not give us any problems. Also, for the tournament, we have prepared safety demos as well as lock out tag out kits that we are going to give to other teams. Soon we will be packing everything away, only to see it later in the city of St. Louis.

Week 13 of the 2013 Buildseason

It has been a week of great work for C.O.R.E., with us modifying our robot with a new blocker as well as a redesigned hopper. The Chairman’s team is working to set up new programs to reach out to the community. Take notice for the upcoming weeks as we expand outwards!

Wisconsin Regional

 

At the competition in Milwaukee on March 21-23, C.O.R.E. 2062 made it to the semi-finals. After starting off alliance selection in the 10th seed, we programming lounge (second recent post)eventually joined ranks with the 6th seeded alliance captain team 1259, Paradigm Shift, and team 2574, Robohuskies. 1259’s climber and 2574’s fantastic shooter led to an awesome finish in the Semi-finals. In addition, one of our members, Haley, was honored to become a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist, an award given at each regional to one student who was recommended by their mentors for excellence on the team. We won the Judges Award, which recognizes greatness of the team overall. It shows distinction in categories such as Safety, Outreach, and Gracious Professionalism. Excellence in Milwaukee is attributed to the diligent fixing of mechanical problems, dedicated drivers, careful scouting, and well-versed Chairmen’s representatives. Our competition spirit will continue on to the FIRST championship in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23-26 for the Championship Competition.

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