Friends of Ferris Robotics Update A huge thank you to everyone who came and cheered on our team this weekend at our West Valley competition! Our team did fantastic! We tried several strategies and mixed up the drive team throughout … Continue reading →
We will now meet every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after school till 5pm in M510 next to the Woodshop. This will be the schedule till the build season ends. We need sponsors!!!!! If you have a parent or someone … Continue reading →
Welcome to 2015 First Robotics Competition, Recycle Rush is our new game for this year a lot different than last year. Just to list the difference from Aerial Assist are: 1. No robot connected in Recycle Rush 2. No balls just a lot of game … Continue reading →
When I joined Ferris’s Rookie FIRST Robotics Competition team I did not know what to expect or what would be required throughout the build season and competitions. When an entire team joins FRC, it becomes even more hectic and difficult to assign tasks that you are completely unaware about or have no knowledge about.
We were all nervous and excited in our first competition at Eastern Washington University, unsure of how anything was going to be done. We learned how helpful the other teams and volunteers were with any problems at the competitions that we had with our robot. Everyone was helpful in explaining how to get inspected and how and when to cue up for matches, among many other things.
Another thing that we learned is that you need to document everything. Team member jobs, the building progress of the robot, and material requirements needed to be available for everyone to see because it helps group members know what the plan is and what they are doing and interests people in joining the team.
Finally, I recommend taking every approach to let others know about the team through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and flyers that members can share with their friends and go even further to make sure everyone knows about the team through the school news and posters throughout the school. The reason why you want to let everyone know about the team is because the more students know about a robotics team the greater the chances you will have enough members on your team and more people will donate to your team.
We are sure that in our success in winning The Rookie All Star Award that we will be going to Portland. Usually you must be the top 80 teams in all of Washington to go to your third event and … Continue reading →
After School Robotic Club Meet in M510 at Ferris High School (In Spokane) and we are still accepting members, just come Thursday after School and see Mr. Crater.
In March we will be competing at Eastern University but until than we will be trying to make robots. Great fun and give you a chance to gain a new and important skill that you could use for a career in the future.
This is our first year so we need people with diverse skills, such as designing websites, logos, t-shirts and robot design, programming and more.