All posts by Andrew Shepherd

Gateway Robotics Challenge

rushThe Gateway Robotics Challenge is this Saturday at Hazelwood Central High School! This event is for all team members to get a chance to see what a real FRC tournament is like. We recommend students arrive before opening ceremonies at 9:30. Everyone please wear your Raven Robotics T-Shirts at this event, if you do not have one please pick one up at the meeting on Thursday when we pack up the trailer. All information about the event is available at Everyone who is going to be at this event, please be at the meeting Thursday from 6-7 to pack up for the event and finalize the pit crew and scout team schedule.

We still have spots open for pit crew and scout team that we need filled. Pit crew will work on the robot in between matches and scout team will scout out our competition on the playing field. The tentative schedule is available here. If you would like to be added to the schedule or cannot fill a slot you are listed for, please email We would like to give as many students as possible the opportunity to work as these events. Please understand that these jobs are not the only thing to do at the event, this is our team’s tournament, be there to cheer our team on to win!

Google+ Hangout Brainstorm Session

Thursday night we will have a Google+ Hangout to brainstorm ideas for our fundraising, outreach, and new student training. All students and mentors are invited to join in. If you would like to participate email with your availability that night. The tentative time for the Hangout is 6:00-7:00. If you would like to contribute but cannot join the Hangout, please email with any ideas you would like to add.

If you are not familiar with Google+ Hangouts, it is a feature of Google’s social networking site, similar to Skype, that allows many people to video or voice call and chat at the same time. All you need is a Google account, a microphone, and your ideas you would like to contribute.