Weekly blog post update 1/9

Hello Blue Twilight!


1/5 — Full Team Meeting

This Thursday, we had a brief Full Team Meeting to go over the general plan for the build season.


1/5 — 10th Anniversary Party

Team 2220 had a wonderful 10th Anniversary celebration! A big thank you to all the volunteers that helped the event run smoothly as well as all that attended.


1/7 — FRC Kickoff

This Saturday was the official FRC kickoff for the season. Many of our students attended the formal kickoff held at the University of Minnesota as well as volunteered to hand out the kit of parts to attending teams. Other team members stayed back at the school to watch the livestream and start brainstorming right away. After team pictures and lunch, we kicked off our team strategy process by doing some game analysis and brainstorming possible robot roles. It is highly encouraged that students read through the game manual at least once so that they can better understand the rules and more effectively participate in strategy discussion.


1/8 — Strategy Meeting: Scoring Analysis

Team members met to continue strategizing, this time focusing on how many points each individual strategy will theoretically earn and how complex each one would be.



1/9 — Strategy Meeting: Pick Top 3 Strategies — EHS Commons — 6:30-9:00pm

We will be meeting tonight to rank different strategies based on difficulty, and then compare that to the information discussed yesterday. At the end of the meeting, we will narrow down strategy options to our top three, which will then be used during tomorrow’s session at Skyline.


1/10 — Skyline Brainstorming Session — Skyline Facility in Eagan — 3:00pm

Students and mentors have been invited to collaborate with Apple Valley High School’s FRC team, Knights of the Valley, in a joint brainstorming session held at Skyline’s facility in Eagan. The sign-up for the event is closed.


1/10 — Chipotle Fundraiser — Promenade Ave. — 5:00-9:00pm

Come support Eagan Robotics by having a meal at Chipotle! Make sure to bring the flyer (located in the email sent out by Mr. Mueller yesterday) on paper or on your phone so that we get credit for your purchase.


1/10 — Full Team Meeting — Aviation Shop — 6:30-7:30

We will be meeting as a full team to discuss our top 3 strategy choices and officially pick our top strategy for the build season. We highly encourage that all students attend so that they can be involved in the decision-making process. From there, we will move into brainstorming robot design and will decide further meeting times for the week.


1/10 — MTR Meeting — Graphics Lab — 7:30-9:00pm

MTR will be meeting to go over general subteam updates and work on social media, website, photo, and miscellaneous tasks.


1/11 — Week Zero Planning Meeting — Art Room — 7:30-8:30

All students and mentors are welcome to attend a planning meeting for our Week Zero practice tournament. At this time, leads for various roles will be determined and a few general tasks will be discussed.


1/12 — General Build Season Meeting — Shops — 6:30-9:00pm

This Thursday, there is time for general build season work. Topics and projects TBD.


1/12 — MTR Meeting — 6:30-9:00pm

MTR will be meeting during general build season time.


1/14 — General Build Season Meeting — Shops — 1:00-5:00pm

This Saturday, there is time for general build season work. Topics and projects TBD.


1/14 — MTR Meeting — Graphics Lab — 2:00-5:00pm

MTR will be meeting during general build season time.


See you this week!

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