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Welcome to the 2016 FRC Season!

The whole team met last night at Lewis & Clark to talk about our upcoming season. We watched the FIRST Stronghold℠ teaser video again, and talked about our various policies and procedures. Of special note was the news about the Confluence Fab Lab, so we talked about the training and certification process, and the various procedures required by the lab. All the students were very excited.

We also talked about the days and times we’re going to meet during build season. Because of the Fab Lab is closed on Sundays and Mondays, the team decided to change our “off day” from Fridays to Mondays, meaning our weekly schedule will generally be:

  • Sundays from 2-8PM
  • Mondays (off day)
  • Tuesdays thru Fridays 6-9PM
  • Saturdays from 9AM-5PM

Of course, this may change each week depending upon conflicts, holidays, weather, etc.

The local St Louis Regional FRC is in Week 2 of competitions, which is earlier than in the past few years. That, coupled with the one week delay due to the New Year, means the time between Kickoff and our regional is significantly shorter than in the past.

Check out our slides from the meeting.

2015 season meeting schedule

We plan to meet from January 3 through February 17 at our new build site:

  • Monday-Thursday, 6PM-9PM
  • Saturday, 9AM-5PM
  • Sunday, 2-8PM

These are the same times as last year, so the team will discuss whether this will work again this year. We’ll update this post if the team chooses different times. All meetings are also on our calendar.

February 17 is “bag day”, and we have to put the entire robot (minus 25lbs or so) into a big plastic bag and seal it, where it will remain until we can get the robot inspected at the St. Louis Regional FRC on March 18.

We’ll also meet from Feb 18-March 17, but the meeting times will be determined later.