Welcome to Dublin Robotics Parents and Coaches

We have a fun and challenging program for you and your student. Here is a calendar of important events please mark your calendars. Check www.DublinRoboticsBoosters.org for updated information.

Saturday Sept 13: Build Your Robot Workshop

Location: Dublin Recreation Center upstairs art Room Time: 1-4:00 pm
Bring a lap top to down load step by step instructions for Ed Glaubitz’s robot design or work from the winning design book. We will help you build a strong robot. Lots of books at the Library and instructions on line for robot design.

Sept 27 : EV3/NXT Programming Workshop

Location: Dublin Recreation Center upstairs art Room Time: 1-4:00 pm
Only one coach and two students can attend this work shop. Students must then teach their team.

  • Must down load the EV3 software. This software is compatible with NXT robots
  • You must have a robot that is running and has 2 light sensors on the front.
  • Bring a box of extra parts and the touch sensors
  • Must charge your robot the night before

Additional Programming Workshop only if required by new teams

October 1: All Dublin Coaches must turn in their tournament preferences

  • Email first second and third request to Jen Glaubitz glaubitzohio@wowway.com
  • Visit the OHIO FLL website often to learn about events in OHIO and choose the Central OHIO FLL Tournament for your team competition but email Dublin Robotics your preferences.
    Ohio FLL – Robotics – Ohio First Lego League

October 1: t-shirt designs are due

Send to Cindy Bryden at cjbryden@wowway.com

October 18: Saturday Soccer Tournaments

Contact: Cindy Bryden at cjbryden@wowway.com

  • FLL Teams needed to work the concession stands at Avery Park
  • 2 hour shifts from 8:00am set up to 3:00pm (clean up completed)
  • Bring robots or project information for team outreach activity. (Share with your community)

October 27 Cookie Dough/Pie Fundraiser kickoff meeting

Sale: October 27 through November 7 for delivery before Thanksgiving

  • Cash prizes 1st 2nd and 3rd place students that have the most sales, (Great for team work and community outreach to share with the judges at competition.)

Week of November 10: Full FLL Robotics Scrimmage (practice!)

  • This will get your team ready for the real pressure of the 2 ½ minutes in competition. You will also get tips from the more experienced teams.

Week of November 10: Project Showcase

  • Display your projects to the community. Teams have the chance to explain their project to community leaders, teachers and business owners. Parents please give us leads on some one that might be a good education contact.

November 22nd is the first FLL competition date. This is your team deadline!

Team 1014 World Robotics

Congratulations to team BAD ROBOT for making it to the World Robotics Competition in St. Louis April 24, 25 26, 2014

Make sure all your paperwork is turned in to Greg King and you have all your hotel room assignmentsby April 17th.
Full Payment for the trip is $185. Thanks to the generous donation By The Ohio State University for providing the team transportation.
Final payments must be turned in to Greg King by Monday April 21st. 

Dublin Robotics Board Meeting

Mark Your Calendars Dublin Robotics Board Meeting

April 2, 2014 – Dublin Coffman HS Lecture Hall – 7:00-8:00 pm

Agenda:

Two budget items need to be addressed and voted on.

FRC World Festival:

Move money from the registration fees to the bus expenses for FRC World Championship. We can not use money from our current grants sources. Students said that they wanted to start a letter writing campaign requesting funds from family doctors and businesses to compensate for not having a fundraising event this year. Parents please assist the students by bringing a list of your doctors, dentists, orthodontists Etc. with a phone number and street address and we will write the letter on your student’s behalf. This is as a team effort to raise money. This will directly impact the cost of the trip and allow for those with financial need to attend the trip. We need your help. 

FLL North American Open Carlsbad California:

Team Mindstorm Megabytes won the FLL Ohio State Championship Tournament and will be representing Ohio at the FLL North American Open at Lego Land California. The coaches request additional funds for this event of up to $500 for project related expenses.  This includes $150 for 300 key chain clogs to use for a fundraising item. The team is asking for a $2 donation for each clog. Our tag line: Help us get one step closer to the FLL North American Open. We are trying to raise $5000 to help cover plane fare and hotel cost ($500 per student). The money is being collected through the Dublin Robotics Boosters and will be dispersed to the parents of each child since the plane tickets and hotels have been book through the parents.

Replacing Board members

Bring up candidates at the April 2nd Board Meeting

1)     Sai Thumuluri stepping down as VP FTC  Jen Glaubitz is volunteering

2)      Kristin will be stepping down as VP of Grants – Open

3)     VP of Fundraising – Open

3)      Brian Griffifth stepping down as Secretary – Emily Bunt

4)     Dan Monroe  stepping down as Equipment chair- Open

Vote in new board members at the May 7th Meeting.

FTC how many registrations for 2014-15 season

Alex Bettinger – returning coach

Chris Ogden- FTC coach for and 8th grade team at Karrer. May already have a class room with Kimberly Clavin’s ( Dublin Stem Coordinator) help and a 3D printer.

We need to get access to the school for evening and Saturday meetings. How does the community classes, such as pottery, get access? FTC teams funding needs must be addressed.

AEP grant for FTC was Approved for $2000 will need more for two teams.

High School Robotics

FRC is open for registration contact Greg King or Troy Dramble.  All Dublin High School students welcome.

Greg King and Troy Dramble will be coaching the FRC team. This is typically a large team with an intense program, with a build session in Jan-Feb, and competitions in Mar and April. The season kicks off January 4th with competitions in March and April, although the team does planning, fundraising and other activities in the fall season. January and February is the Robot Build Season.

Dublin Robotics District Tournament

Dublin Robotics call for Volunteers

DUBLIN ROBOTICS FLL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
January 11, 2014 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Dublin Jerome HS

Do you enjoy watching creative kids show off great ideas? Or watch a budding engineer dazzle you? Then volunteer at a FIRST LEGO League competition. We are looking for volunteers that are willing to judge the students’ Projects, Robot Design and Team Work skills. Or maybe you want to be a referee and score the Robot Games?

For more information about the FIRST Robotics Programs please visit www.USFIRST.org and http://edoutreach.wpafb.af.mil/ohfll.html or contact Cindy Bryden, President , Dublin Robotics Boosters Cjbryden@wowway.com

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