Hello! Before now, I had not yet introduced myself. My reason? Well, it’s mostly just because I’m the one who sits in the corner and tries to avoid as much social interaction as possible(I’m kind of joking). Anyways, today, we had quite the eventful meeting. Half of our crew was working on our new rover, “FRAMELESS,” while the other half was attempting to complete another robot(no name;pictured above). After a while, the whole team gathered, and went over some new things coming up, and what things we still need to get a move on soon.We decided to dismantle, “NO NAME,” due to the fact that it didn’t seem we were getting anywhere with that. We also narrowed down the possible problems we would like to take a crack at(to better our and everyone else’s experience in space) to dysfunctional space suits, and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements. This took up most of the rest of our time, and so we spent the last few minutes cleaning our workspace. I personally found it nice to be able to go over and plan our next projects and tasks, and am feeling pretty ready to do the work. Peace.
Hey there fellow space cadetes and anyone who may be reading this (if your an alien please don’t eat me first!) my name is chuck. My crew and I have been having a couple problems and we aren’t so sure how we wanted to handle them but another pressing matter had arisen. Our very first OFFICIAL board meeting with all of our fellow crew down on Earth. Most of them were technically our bosses/family. A certain group of the crew had to come up with a presentation on what our expectations, dates, and goals look like for this years expedition. We explained how we felt we wanted to push ourselfs to complete more and overall be a better crew. By working more efficiently, making sure all our work is professional, and just well done and executed properly. As a fellow member of this crew I have high expectations for each of us and of myself. Which is why we wanted to make sure our families and associates (technically our bosses) knew how we felt so the weren’t in the blue. Over all the crew members who presented did fairly well. I’m hoping next time I can present too though. I may be a loud and obnoxious person sometimes but I believe with practice even me, Chuck Nickleson can do it. Well thank you for whoever tuned in to read this...again if you are aliens please don’t abduct me. I like my space friends! This has been Chuck Nicleson. Until the next mission log fellow cadets. Chuck out
Hey space cadets! I'm Jared and things haven't been going so well as we expected. Today all of us gathered around and discussed about the space problems that we had come up with and why specifically we had chose them. My crew members that had come up with the problem for nutrition explained problems that they had research involving nutrition and the same goes for the people like me who did their research on isolation. However while discussing, most of our problems weren't the same which mean't that some of us weren't on the right track and not only that, but some our crew members didn't really do much research. We were all a bit disappointed but were a team so that means that it was all our fault because we had lack of communication between ourselves. However the most disappointed one out of all of us, was our coach. While discussing our reasoning for the problems we had chosen, our coach made us realize that the problems that we had come up with were okay but, by his point of view, it didn't really look that it interested all of us and I think he's a bit right. So now, we have to do what we did in the beginning which was brainstorming problems that interested us or problems that would affect us personally in space. After that discussion, we split up and some of us worked on robot while others like me worked on the parent meeting for tomorrow. Our robot crew worked on one of the missions that we had agreed of completing by the end of this week and the way i'm seeing it, they are doing a fantastic job on doing so. On the other hand, me and some other fellow teammates worked on the parent meeting that me along with four other teammates will be presenting tomorrow. Well cadets, it looks like it's time for me to go but don't worry i'll be back with more updates. Until next time.
Hi there my name is Diana, first of all let me explain what we were doing, today our crew was scavenging the barren lands for parts, because everything is covered in dust we have to just drive around and detect any parts with our color sensors. But something bad happened, we noticed that we have been driving for hours and we still haven't found any parts. We took her (yes the robot is a her, her name is BANANA BOT) back to base and we tried to figure out what was wrong. We took a closer look at the light sensors and found that they were too high off the ground. We very carefully lowered the color sensors by one peg, but nope, still wasn't working. Then what we did after was VERY VERY dangerous, if you didn't know when moving around color sensors you have to be vary careful to make everything stable and make sure the beams are straight. Well.. if they are not they have a 45% chance to explode. Yeah, didn't expect that huh, so we were basically risking our base and our robot. But in the end we were successful and the color sensor started to work. We also accomplished another thing today we made a new my block that can square up on a line just encase we need to be very accurate with our turns and line ups. We need to do this because we found out that the aliens are setting up traps so they can see us fail but NOT TODAY.
Me editing the presentation! Me and my buddies flying away from Earth into space!
Hey space cadets! I'm Astro! You may know me as that one super awesome red astronaut! Both are correct. Today we started off with sharing our problems with each other and we had to choose one to use for our project. We settled on actually two topics at the end. We decided on isolation and nutrition. Both are super important when your an astronaut like me. Being lonely really sucks and you can get really sick off of that, but luckily for me I've got all my friends to keep my company! But unfortunately not all astronauts are lucky like me to have such a big team of friends. It's also super important to remember that we should continually maintain our nutrition. We also talked about a new side project we'll be doing. Our coach wrote our names on 9 different cards. Each week we'll each draw one card, and during that week whosever name we get we have to keep an eye on them and see what nice things they do. Even the small little things. This project makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, because then people are watching my every move, but I guess this project will really help on our Core Values side of our project. Anyways, after we finished our project meeting we went straight to our Robotics Parent Meeting Slide. This presentation contains all the information our team's parents don't know yet. Like for instance what we do during our meetings, our agendas and events (like our competitions), and our fundraising and donating ideas. I feel that this presentation will really help our parents to see how important FLL is to us and what we actually do. Unfortunately there was only room for 4 people to present, and I was not one of them. We felt it unnecessary for our whole team to go up and present. Though I was an editor of the slide, so I feel like I contributed to this project. The 4 chosen ones were practicing it in front of our coach. I was just there in the back silently judging them.
Sadly space cadets we must part and say a fond farewell. But fear not! I, the awesome one, will come back and start updating more frequently. As of right now farewell. Until next time.
Hello again! Teal astronaut is checking in, and I'm here to update you on our progress. Yesterday we set up our board, which if I may add, looks awesome! Sorry for not keeping up on updating, my bad. Anyways to keep you informed our missing guy is well, still missing. I'm starting to wonder where they went, anyways let's get on with what we did to day.
First we discussed about having a Weekly Agenda. The agenda will help us stay on track so we always know what needs to be finished. I personally think this will be very useful since I normally tend to forget what I need to do and then I only focus on one thing instead of everything. The way we want to use the weekly agenda is by having one of our team members take the role of writing what needs to be done, with agreement of the entire team, and helping remind everyone what needs to be done. Hopefully the weekly agenda helps our team improve with organization and getting work done.
Our new assignment until Tuesday is checking out the FLL board. We were given a sheet with all the missions on it and it is our job to describe how each mission works in our own words. We will be using the missions with out hands since we haven't fully built our first robot. All of the missions are extremely fun to mess around with and if you look at the picture you can see that too much fun can be dangerous. If you look in the back you can see the other half of my body. This is why you should always wear seat-belts. Anyways the other missions are pretty fun but I haven't gotten to try them all yet. When I do I'll make sure to write about it. The point of this assignment is to see how each member sees the mission and to see which missions we believe are easiest and hardest to complete.
Our last thing we our working on is the presentation for the parent meeting. We want to make sure our parents understand how important each meeting is. I hope I don't have to present but not because I'm scared or anything, I just think that there are other astronaut things to do like, keep things organized or eat out of a tube. So I'm going to go do that know, Teal astronaut out!
P.S I'm joking, presenting to our parents is very important.
Hi, it's Marshall. The handsome, athletic, and intelligent orange astronaut. Today, I have homework, yay! Alex (the light green astronaut) is in charge of our research team, and she has gave us research homework. This includes research of a problem and solutions/ theoretical ideas. I am research health issues that occur during micro gravity. Things like the reduced production of red blood cells, and the immune system becoming weaker. Of course we have treadmills and weight lifting machines, but this can take upwards of 2 hours a day. With being an astronaut my self, I know this gets exhausting. Kind of like this homework. Just kidding, sorry I like making my self laugh at really bad jokes. We have already documented problems on our padlet, but this homework is goes a little bit more in depth.
Oh and sorry I recently got back from a mission. So that is why I have not uploaded.
Day 1 August 1, 2018
Hello, the name is Gilbert Indrid the Third, the teal astronaut and I'm part of the space team, Lorbotics Black #59. There are a total of 9 of us, but we recently found out that one of our guys may or might not be missing, oops, so hopefully we can find them. Anyways our work time started at 8:30 A.M, seven of us arrived for the meeting. Rigth now two of our team mates are on a mission which is the reason they are not here. Back to our work, once it turned 9:00 A.M we reviewed the FLL Into Orbit Season videos. We first watched the one about the board and what was needed to complete the missions and how much each missions are worth. We began to brainstorm ideas for the robot and mission strategies, filling out post-its for attachment ideas and programming strategies. Soon after we began to do post-its for project ideas. We split it into two categories, physical problems and social problems. We came to problems that involve health, nutrition, radiation, and social problems. We want to come back tomorrow with more personal problems, for example, how would we feel if we where in space and couldn't go home in about a year. If you want to know, maybe not but I would definitely miss my comfortable bed.
After we began to work on some expectations for each other. We worked on preparation, attitude, commitment, and effort. We wrote down what wouldn't be acceptable on pink post-its, what is expected on yellow post-its, and what exceeding on task looks like on green post-its. After we went over the post-its and discussed if each belonged in the right place.
Finally we worked on what each of us as a team, need to improve. We were given a paper to self rate ourselves from 1 to 10 in five categories. Research, writing, presentation, programming, and robot design. I'm pretty sure we are all at least above twos and threes, if not than we really need to work. Anyways after we rated ourselves we got a paper to write down three things we want to practice and improve on over the month of August.
Tomorrow we will discusses more on project and maybe a bit of starting robot design. Well that's all for now, teal astronaut out!