HOW COMPETITION WORKS
Qualification matches will rank the school teams by win/lose record. The top 8 teams pick a 2nd robot, then reverse the order to pick a 3rd robot to go on to elimination. The two top teams of 3 robots compete in finals, ending with a qualification for Finals in Houston for the three winning alliance team robots (in addition to finishing as a finalist, there are other awards that result in an invitation to Finals).
This season's game objective is to feed the shield generator (big structure in the middle of the field) with power cells and activate it. Robots place the cells in the scoring ports (in the middle of the driver's station) and manipulate the Control Panel (color wheel tunnel) to complete 3 levels:
That's it in a nutshell. Hope you will be able to watch the team in action and Go Cougars!
It is extremely important to register your child with First Robotics otherwise they will not be able to participate in team competitions. Here are a few simple steps to complete the process.
And thus begins the 2020 FRC competition season themed: INFINITE RECHARGE. The storyline for this year’s season has two alliances working to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city! A preview of the alliances in action can be found here.
For Padawans in training, click on the links below to be in the know on all things Galactic in this year’s competition.more information here if you dare! Still have questions? Add a comment below and one of our trusty Alliance leaders will get back to you soon...
A new tradition was started last year with parents volunteering to build the practice field for the Robotics Team so that the team could focus on learning the guidelines and build requirements for the game and begin designing the robot. The schedule for the field build this year is as follows:
The 2020 FIRST® Robotics Competition season kicks off January 4, 2020. Teams from around the globe will gather online and at more than 140 kickoff locations to watch the game reveal and celebrate the upcoming challenges and heart-pounding thrills this season is sure to bring. For more information please visit the FRC website here.
Mr. Greene asks that all team members be at Kennedy no later than 6:45am that morning for kickoff preparations. This is an all day event so be sure to pack a lunch, drinks and a few light snacks.
Below are dates for the regionals the team will be participating in. Please note, due to costs the team will not be going to Idaho but instead competing at the Sacramento regional event. All costs listed include registration fee, travel costs and meals.
First Robotics will be sending parents an email with important documents authorizing their child to participate in season programming. Be sure to respond and complete all registration documents otherwise your child will not be able to participate. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Like to build things? Handy with tools?
Why not volunteer to help set up the team's practice course on Sunday January 5th. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents while helping the team rock the season. More information on what is needed, times, etc. will be sent in a separate email soon.
Is driving more your speed?
We also need 4 volunteer drivers for the Aerospace event April 1-5 in Lancaster, CA. If interested please contact Scott Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as well documentation needed from SCUSD to drive.
Kennedy Robotics will be at the UpcyclePop Eco Holiday Market this Sunday selling one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments with all sales going to help offset travel expenses for the upcoming season. This free, family-friendly event is a creative place to play, explore and shop sustainably for the holidays with artist demos, music, a fashion show and so much more. What better way to bring in the holidays while helping to support the team. Look forward to seeing you there!
We are partnering with Temple Coffee Roasters and Ternero Olive Oil, two local businesses, to help raise critical funds for team travel for the 2020 spring season. The coffee is roasted fresh at the S Street location, and the olives are grown and processed here in California, so we are buying local and raising money for the team! The coffee and oil make great holiday gifts (or keep it for yourself), and are perfect for bringing as a hostess gift if you are visiting friends or family over the break.
For each 12 oz bag of coffee or 500 mL of olive oil sold, students will earn $8 toward the cost of team travel, 100% of the profit.
Orders for delivery on December 20, before the break, are due on Wednesday, December 18 at 4 PM. If you are flexible with the delivery date into the new year, we can place a second order, due on January 22 for delivery on the 24th.
Payment is due at the time of pick up. Checks should be written to Kennedy Robotics. We can also take online payments to the Paypal account (Kennedy Robotics), but be sure the person who orders provides the name of the student who sold the items.
If you have any questions about this fundraiser or the products offered, please contact Cindy Kazee at email@example.com, phone 916-207-8632. Fundraiser documents can be found by clicking the links below:
John F. Kennedy's Manufacturing and Design students took home the win at Project MFG's recent regional challenge at Sierra College in Rocklin. Sponsored by the Department of Defense, this annual competition brings local college and business teams together to showcase their manufacturing skills. This event required our students to perform 5-axis machining, TIG welding, and Computer Aided Manufacturing in a project unknown to the students prior to the event. Our very own Kennedy team is the first high school in history to win this event.
Our students worked long hours in preparation for the event which showcased a culmination of advanced skills obtained through MaD’s rigorous curriculum. Congratulations to Mr. Greene and students Franklin Huang, Kushal Nand and Jason Liu for all their hard work and dedication. Keep up the great work!