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October 7th Team Meeting

Core Values: we looked at the calendar and worked backwards from our possible tournament dates (12/5 or 12/12) to set some deadlines for when we needed to have robot and project tasks completed.

Robot: Mr. Cheli helped us evaluate our robots, using this checklist:

 

Great!

Good

Needs work

Not too wide

 

 

 

Not too tall

 

 

 

Can reach buttons on top

 

 

 

Can reach batteries underneath

 

 

 

Place to connect attachments

 

 

 

Sensors to navigate

 

 

 

Wheels

 

 

 

 

Project: Mr. Penniman helped us look through trash from the fifth grade classrooms, and we decided to focus on food wrappers. We talked about different ways to address problems with trash:

  • Refuse
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Rot

Ideas for possible solutions:

  • Public education campaign to encourage people to refuse or reduce
  • Ways to reuse, ex: Capri sun bag
  • Machine for sorting and getting cash back, like grocery stores have for cans and bottles
  • App for telling you if your wrapper can be recycled or reused