Proud coach moment! The team has been working very hard on training themselves to use our team’s 3-D printer they received through a grant. Today they finally had a successful print! In true teenage fashion, they printed an earbud holder, but the important thing is that it is functional. Cannot wait to see what they create next!
Our Christmas visit was such a big hit with their residence that they invited us back to show off "Steve" our robot! The kids did an amazing job at explaining how he works and what it is like being on the robotics team and in the FIRST FTC League.
Before our students went on their holiday break, we were offered a wonderful and fulfilling opportunity. Our team split between two adult foster care homes, Tidd's Adult Foster Care. Our students decorated cookies, served them dinner, sang chorales, and spent time with the residence. It was an experience I don't think either party will forget!
Team C.A.T. had their best showing in team history to date at the Oxford FTC Qualifier on December 8, 2018. Our team even held first place for two rounds! We ended in 8th place out of 42 teams with only one loss.
This season we kicked off out competitive season in Marshall. I would like to extend my gratitude to those parents that did not hesitate to help out and encourage our students.
The DKMS Robotics team would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the Gull Lake Robotics Team and especially Allen and Sheryl. The Gull Lake crew helped team C.A.T. with their programming and building at their own makers space. Their generosity knew no limits with them providing parts for our robot.
Who: Red Storm FTC Teams - Red, White, and Blue
When: November 3, 2018
Where: East Kentwood High School
6230 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49512
Why: To prepare for our qualifying tournaments
DKMS Robotics recently took the opportunity to visit MooVille, a fully robotic milking dairy farm, in Nashville, MI. Our team learned about the four working robots on the farm.
The first working robot we learned about is large red round robot that pushes the cow's feed up to them every three hours. This prevents the feed from getting out of reach of the cows as well as preventing the feed from piling up and fermenting.
The second robot we learned about is a wire driven "slip" that removes the cow's manure from the middle of their feeding gallery. This manure is collected and used to fertilize the farm's fields twice a year.
The third robot we learned about is an automatic back-scratchier. This robot looks like it belongs in a car wash, however, plays a very important role in the cow's well-being. The cows can brush up against the scratchier to get their sides and if they push the brush up to a certain angle, the brush will begin to rotate and clean the top of the cows. This keeps the cows free of debris in areas they cannot clean themselves.
The forth robot, and the main reason for the team's visit to MooVille, is their automatic milker. This robot allows the farm to milk their cows twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The benefits of the robotic milking system are:
Team C.A.T. made its second annual appearance in the Delton Kellogg Schools Homecoming Parade. Team members passed out candy (Nerds and Smarties of course!) to spectators as well as team information flyers to allow the community to learn more about the team.
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