Click on the “September Newsletter” above for our newsletter about the first month of the 2018-19 preseason!
The Alpha Dogs and the Caledon Public Library are excited to announce the forming of two FIRST Lego League teams in Bolton! Kids ages 9 - 14 will learn how to build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. This program will run out of the Albion Bolton Branch of the Caledon Public Library, from the start of September until the end of November. Unfortunately there are only 20 spots available. To apply please send us a letter explaining what experience you have with technology and why you would be a great part of this team. All letters must be submitted by August 12th.
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The Alpha Dogs have been working hard during Week 2. The robot is almost fully designed, and parts are beginning to be manufactured and assembled by the build team. The build team has also been working on reinforcing our toolboxes to allow the to be transported easier between competitions, and allow them to carry more components and tools. The programming team has finished updating all of the software for driving the robot, and is currently working on developing code for the robot.
With Build Season now running at full speed, The Alpha Dogs are working on developing their design and strategy for the coming season. We have built one half of the game field for testing the robot later in the season, and we have begun to finalize the list of systems that we want on the robot to complete the game tasks. The design team has taken the ideas that the team has developed, and has begun to make Computer Assisted Design (CAD) models for these systems, which will allow for parts to be easily manufactured by the build team. We hope to have a finalized design completed by next week, so we can begin to build our next robot.
The Alpha Dogs all came to Humberview Secondary School on a cold January 6th to see the reveal of the 2018 FRC game, FIRST Power Up. The game looks to be both challenging and exciting, and we can't wait to see what the season will bring. If you want to watch the reveal video, to see what The Alpha Dogs will be doing, watch the video below. Good luck to all competing in the 2018 FRC season!