Chantilly Robotics Team 612
Chantilly Robotics Team 612 Press Release November 2017 Chantilly Robotics Team 612 has kicked off the new year with preparations for this year's game, FIRST Power Up. Beginning in January, the team has 6 weeks to build a 120 pound robot to complete as many in-game objectives as possible in 2 and a half minutes. For more information and examples of previous games, visit the FIRST Robotics Competition website at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc. Currently the focus of our team is to train new members and plan for the upcoming build season. The marketing sub-team is in charge of all media related to the team and are currently preparing for the season by revamping the website to ensure usability. The CAD (Computer Aided Design) sub-team is responsible for the design of the robot parts and structure before they come to physical form, and are currently examining existing designs and making new ones.  The mechanical sub-team is in charge of building the robot frame and components. The team is working on ensuring everyone is well versed in all tools necessary to construct the robot. The electrical team, responsible for wiring the robot, is teaching new members to solder, crimp and strip wires, with all they have learned culminating in the creation of a board. Programming, responsible for using JavaScript to make the robot function, is educating its new members in the program. The team is looking into using vision software for the robot so it can adapt to its surroundings. The importance of this program is outstanding; teaching science, mathematics, technology, and engineering practices to millions of students around the world and allowing them to follow their passions in various STEAM fields. Our team embraces this and spreads STEAM as much as possible through extensive outreach. We can’t succeed in this goal without sponsors and necessary funding. It is important to have sponsors so that we can do as much as this team is capable of and having a positive impact on our communities. Sponsors gain the benefits of spreading their brand among STEAM communities through team banners and t-shirts as well as supporting an amazing program that will shape the future of engineers. With a yearly budget of over 20 thousand dollars for robots, competition expenses. If interested, one can contact our team by email at chantilly.612@gmail.com. Looking ahead, we are planning future outreach events and continuing to spread FIRST and STEAM to nearby communities such as local middle schools and children’s STEM labs. To donate and sponsor, please visit our website at chantillyrobotics.org and contact our team at the before mentioned email address. Team 612 wants to thank you for your time and we look forward to possibly working with you to promote this amazing team and program.
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Our team writes incremental press releases to reach out to sponsors and the community. The goal of our press releases to keep the community and the sponsors informed about the progress of our team throughout each season.
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Chantilly Robotics Team 612 Press Release January 2018 Chantilly Robotics Team 612 started the build season strong with an organized prototyping system that aimed to streamline the build and design process of the robot and its parts, and with only 2 weeks left in build season, our team is focused on creating a great robot. Our team was split up into sections based on different parts and functions that the robot must be able to do, such as climbing and grabbing. Every group was made up of 5 people each  ,each group would work on prototyping a different piece and function of the robot. This allows us to test parts of the robot. We hope this will prevent the possibility of having to start from scratch towards the middle of build season. Meanwhile, our marketing team has successfully created a new, functional and aesthetically pleasing website to spread our message across the community at chantillyrobotics.org. Marketing has also started weekly build vlogs. These vlogs are uploaded every saturday and depict how the construction of our robot is coming along. It provides a unique perspective into the doings of our team. These vlogs are uploaded to https://www.youtube.com/user/ChantillyRobotics612. We have nearly completed our chairman’s essay, a display of what we have done to spread FIRST and STEAM. In December, our team ambassadored FIRST at the Defense Manufacturing Conference for interested corporations and community members. We lead the FIRST presence at this conference, pulling together local teams to gain the attention of corporate sponsors to help out with sponsorships that drive our ability to spread FIRST and STEAM. Our team is making great progress due to the help from sponsors. With a yearly budget of over 20 thousand dollars, we would not be able to do this and inspire the next generation of engineers without our sponsors. If interested in sponsoring, please visit our website and email us at chantilly.612@gmail.com for a information and a free sponsor packet. Looking ahead, we are planning future outreach events and continuing to spread FIRST and STEAM to nearby communities such as local middle schools and children’s STEM labs. Team 612 wants to thank you for your time and we look forward to possibly working with you to promote this amazing team and program.
Chantilly Robotics Team 612 Press Release November 2017 Chantilly Robotics Team 612 has kicked off the new year with preparations for this year's game, FIRST Power Up. Beginning in January, the team has 6 weeks to build a 120 pound robot to complete as many in-game objectives as possible in 2 and a half minutes. For more information and examples of previous games, visit the FIRST Robotics Competition website at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc. Currently the focus of our team is to train new members and plan for the upcoming build season. The marketing sub-team is in charge of all media related to the team and are currently preparing for the season by revamping the website to ensure usability. The CAD (Computer Aided Design) sub-team is responsible for the design of the robot parts and structure before they come to physical form, and are currently examining existing designs and making new ones.  The mechanical sub-team is in charge of building the robot frame and components. The team is working on ensuring everyone is well versed in all tools necessary to construct the robot. The electrical team, responsible for wiring the robot, is teaching new members to solder, crimp and strip wires, with all they have learned culminating in the creation of a board. Programming, responsible for using JavaScript to make the robot function, is educating its new members in the program. The team is looking into using vision software for the robot so it can adapt to its surroundings. The importance of this program is outstanding; teaching science, mathematics, technology, and engineering practices to millions of students around the world and allowing them to follow their passions in various STEAM fields. Our team embraces this and spreads STEAM as much as possible through extensive outreach. We can’t succeed in this goal without sponsors and necessary funding. It is important to have sponsors so that we can do as much as this team is capable of and having a positive impact on our communities. Sponsors gain the benefits of spreading their brand among STEAM communities through team banners and t-shirts as well as supporting an amazing program that will shape the future of engineers. With a yearly budget of over 20 thousand dollars for robots, competition expenses. If interested, one can contact our team by email at chantilly.612@gmail.com. Looking ahead, we are planning future outreach events and continuing to spread FIRST and STEAM to nearby communities such as local middle schools and children’s STEM labs. To donate and sponsor, please visit our website at chantillyrobotics.org and contact our team at the before mentioned email address. Team 612 wants to thank you for your time and we look forward to possibly working with you to promote this amazing team and program.