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:




Needs work

Not too wide




Not too tall




Can reach buttons on top




Can reach batteries underneath




Place to connect attachments




Sensors to navigate









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