DARC News This Week

Week of September 19-25

This is a weekly newsletter documenting the progress of DARC Robotics through the 2016 BEST season.


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DARC Student Executives

CONGRATULATIONS to the following student leaders of DARC!

CEO- Claire Crane

Head of Engineering- Cameron Kirkes

BOB- Trent Underwood

HOBO- Madelyn Hoffmann

Sunday, September 18

Engineering: The engineering group met to go over the game rules and map out the team strategy. This will determine the machine capabilities.

Creative Design: The creative design group met to discuss marketing booth ideas and to begin the process of sanding the walls of the marketing booth.

Monday, September 19

Engineering: The engineers began creating prototypes and the building of a crude base with the goal of having a robot moving on the field by the weekend.

Creative Design: the creative design team came up with basic ideas for the walls of the marketing booth- these are of course proprietary and cannot be discussed on social media.

Tuesday, September 20

Engineering: Prototype work continued

Creative Design: the creative design group continued on the booth wall ideas and also discussed fund raising ideas, team names, t-shirts, and logos. this will be their last meeting until Monday, September 26th due to homecoming activities at Decatur High School.

Thursday, September 22

Creative Design did not meet tonight due to Homecoming Activities at Decatur High School.

Engineering met to continue construction on the robot base with hopes of having a robot moving on the field by the end of the weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25

The Engineering team now has a base that will run on the field. Groups of engineers are now working on prototypes for the arm and the grasper mechanism. The mentors have almost completed the field. From this point, proprietary pictures will not be included in the weekly newsletter.

BEST 2015 Game Teaser

2016 BEST Game Teaser

DARC Symbiosis Video (Tennessee Valley BEST Competition)

This short video was filmed, produced, and edited by DARC alumnus Lily Elmore. She is a junior at Montevallo and has attended the Tennessee Valley BEST Competition the last two years to support her former teammates. Thanks, Lily- we love it!
DARC Symbiosis 2014

Mentors Needed!

Our elementary schools' robotics clubs need your help! If you have experience with Lego EV3 building and programming and would like volunteer hours (VERY important for members of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, etc.), please contact Mrs. Haddock. Several are preparing for competition and have requested help.

DARC 2015 Website- The 2016 Website will be available October 24th.

Tennessee Valley BEST Competition

Saturday, Oct. 29th, 8am

6250 U.S. 31

Tanner, AL

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

South's BEST Robotics Competition

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 8am

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, United States

Auburn, AL

Competition will TENTATIVELY be Dec.3-4 in the old coliseum

RSVPs are enabled for this event.