Interested in joining The Zebracorns? Join us Saturday, September 9th from 2 PM-4 PM in the NCSSM Lecture Hall. We are a community team, so any and all high school students are welcome. If you don't know where the lecture hall is, wait in Bryan Lobby and our students will be happy to escort you.
Is your child interested in joining The Zebracorns? Wondering what to expect from us? Come to the interest meeting! We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Have questions before hand? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to answer promptly!
Our interest meeting will take place at NCSSM in the Lecture Hall on Monday, September 19th at 5:30 p.m. Non-NCSSM students should meet in NCSSM's lobby for directions to the Lecture Hall. New students are highly encouraged to attend to learn more about our team and meet this year's Leadership students, who will be presenting. Returning students are also expected to attend to learn about changes occurring this year. For those who cannot attend on this date, we will be holding a rain-check interest meeting on Thursday, September 22nd, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in our Northgate Mall Space 630 across from the DMV.
We are proud to release our code from preaseason for other teams to look at in order to learn what we've been working on and how they can do it themselves. We've been working on code for both vision processing and our swerve drive, and both can be found on our team's Github page (https://github.com/FRC900). The 2015CommandAndControlBeta repository contains an (as of writing, unfinished) port of our swerve drive code to the new Command and Control schema for LabVIEW. Meanwhille, the vision team has been working on our vision libraries. Zebravision 3.0 is a vision program designed to detect bins from the 2015 FRC game. Zebravision 3.5 is development of new vision programs and techniques for upcoming games. Again, all of our code can be found on the team's Github page.
Tonight we sent four leadership students to meet with the JoCo Robo's at Johnston County Community College. We discussed what we've learned from our experience and gave them some good advice so they can avoid our many, many past mistakes. We'd like to give them a huge thanks for inviting us out, and we hope we can work with them again, hopefully at district champs!
You've seen us build a robot in 7 hours, now watch us do it in 6 weeks, all from the comfort of your couch. We've procured a high definition 1080P security camera that is network streamable and we will record the entire build process of our robot, and release this video at the end of the season. We'll use OpenCV and video editing software to strip out the few hours a day when we aren't in the lab, so you get just the good parts!
Here is some information about what we did at our last meeting:
We will be watching a movie in Hunt Classroom from 6-9 on Saturday, October 17th. If you don't know where that is, meet in the lab at 6. This is just a fun thing so we can spend time together as a team. The movie will be determined via survey responses, so check your email and come hang out with us!
We've been assigning homework at the regular meetings for the past two weeks; it isn't hard, we promise. If you haven't quite kept up with them, that's okay, but you should probably check your email if you don't know what they are. If you've done both the homeworks, there may be a reward in your future!
Are you not able to make it to our Saturday interest meeting?
We will be having a make-up interest meeting in the lab on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:30-8:00 in the lab. If you don't go to NCSSM, go to the Bryan Lobby (the main lobby) and look for someone in zebra pants to walk you over.
We will cover the same material and you can ask all the questions you want! Feel free to come if you are a high school student (or parent of a high school student) interested in being involved with our team and cannot make it to our Saturday meeting!
Our interest meeting is just a week away!
Are you ready to join the herd? If becoming a part of a robotics team that competes on the world stage sounds like an exciting opportunity, you should come to our interest meeting! Join us at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics' ETC Lecture Hall on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to learn more about us, FRC Team 900, and the wide variety of activities we offer to students. If you do attend NCSSM, come to Bryan Lobby (the main lobby) and look for someone in zebra pants to guide you over.
Even if robots aren't your "thing", we need photographers, videographers, graphic designers, marketing specialists, and more! At the interest meeting, we'll go over some of the team's history, requirements, and discuss many of the positions available to students. We hope you've "herd" about the great opportunities offered by Team 900, and we'll see you there!
The meeting is open to all students (and parents) who are interested in joining the Zebracorns for the 2015/2016 competition year.