2016-05-06
James Slattery
James Slattery5:35 PM

@James Slattery has joined the channel

2016-05-11
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:31 AM

@Jon Coonan has joined the channel

2016-05-12
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:45 PM

2016-05-25
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins12:57 AM

@Kevin Hawkins has joined the channel

2016-06-14
James Slattery
James Slattery12:45 PM

@James Slattery set the channel purpose: Get all the $$$$

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:45 PM

yes

James Slattery
James Slattery12:50 PM

time to get wethebestrobot.com back up and running :smile:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:50 PM

do it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:50 PM

like if you want to

James Slattery
James Slattery12:50 PM

I have a good plan for it :smile:

James Slattery
James Slattery12:57 PM

DNS For wethebestrobot.com done
'$ORIGIN wethebestrobot.com.
$TTL 1800
wethebestrobot.com. IN SOA ns1.digitalocean.com. hostmaster.wethebestrobot.com. 1465934222 10800 3600 604800 1800
wethebestrobot.com. 1800 IN NS ns1.digitalocean.com.
wethebestrobot.com. 1800 IN NS ns2.digitalocean.com.
wethebestrobot.com. 1800 IN NS ns3.digitalocean.com.
wethebestrobot.com. 1800 IN A 104.236.166.113'

James Slattery
James Slattery12:58 PM

Lol that domain is a huge security risk right now

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:58 PM

ya

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:58 PM

i can see your stuff on it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:58 PM

also the fact that you own bisd.work is great

James Slattery
James Slattery1:00 PM

fixed securiity issue :smile:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:01 PM

yeah im totally signing into that

James Slattery
James Slattery1:01 PM

hey dont need a exploit on pub web

James Slattery
James Slattery1:10 PM

ERROR: Site wethebestrobot.com not properly enabled: /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/wethebestrobot.com.conf is a real file, not touching it

James Slattery
James Slattery1:10 PM

dat error msg

James Slattery
James Slattery1:15 PM

it had a fit that I did not have an SSL on it.. well now I do. Time to make a new website for it

Clio Batali
Clio Batali10:11 PM

@Clio Batali has joined the channel

2016-06-21
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:34 PM

For what purpose?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:36 PM

Like to give away at competition?

Clio Batali
Clio Batali3:36 PM

With our logo and colors, we could totally give those to sponsors (they're a bit expensive to just hand out to anyone). Or for workshops in the future, we could dissect them, and have branded frankenstein things. Just a thought, since I'm planning out a BIMA workshop right now (expect an email later today)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:39 PM

Definitely sounds cool, especially if we could get them in our colors

Clio Batali
Clio Batali3:40 PM

That's why I got excited (these ones are customizable, and meant for businesses to include their logos on the center disc)

2016-06-22
Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:34 PM

@Alex Larson Freeman has joined the channel

Will Hobbs
Will Hobbs7:34 PM

@Will Hobbs has joined the channel

2016-07-13
James Slattery
James Slattery2:14 PM

@Kevin Hawkins: what was the theme you wanted me to look into?

2016-07-18
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:50 AM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:50 AM

I was just notified of this. It looks like marketing will have to find another communication tool if we do not choose slack.

James Slattery
James Slattery1:19 PM

Lol that was so last week xD

2016-08-02
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:54 AM

@Enrique Chee has joined the channel

2016-09-08
victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven10:08 AM

@victoria kleiven has joined the channel

2016-09-13
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:08 AM

The email that was sent to the newspaper staff yesterday has already garnered responses

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:33 PM

@James Slattery

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:34 PM

Coach and I are talking and we want to remove the #shoutouts channel since it basically has no use

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:34 PM

Can we remove a default channel?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:34 PM

Are you doing this all on the phone right now ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:34 PM

No I'm on my desktop

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:34 PM

So am I

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman9:35 PM

looks like we can Archive it

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman9:35 PM

basically removes everyone from it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:35 PM

I will do that and if we still have issues we can find a way to completely remove it

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman9:36 PM

alright.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:36 PM

Is there a way to delete a channel rather than archive it. I created a channel which I wish to delete.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:36 PM

Click the gear at the top and click additional options, since you created it you might be able to delete it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:37 PM

Actually I just found out

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:37 PM

One concern I have is that a student will not be communicating in the appropriate channel or is using the announcement channel when they should not be.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:38 PM

Coach, archive it and then click at the bottom where it says close channel

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:38 PM

Thanks1

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:38 PM

I believe we can make it so only certain people can post there

James Slattery
James Slattery9:39 PM

Only admins can post in announcements

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:39 PM

In announcments ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:39 PM

There we go

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:39 PM

Great. Who are the admin so far ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:39 PM

That should work since the only admins are mentors, captains and James since he is the slackmaster

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:40 PM

Great !!

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:42 PM

So right now if I was a student and I join slack team. They could not post until they are invited to a channel . Correct ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:42 PM

No

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:43 PM

They would have access to the main subteam channels and be able to view announcements

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:43 PM

(all the public channels marked with #)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:43 PM

Almost all students won't need to be invited they can start communicating right away

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:44 PM

Not the #announcement channel.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:44 PM

That is the only exception

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:44 PM

Right. But everyone can view it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:44 PM

Public channels can be viewed by all

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:44 PM

They can communicate through direct messages.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:44 PM

That too

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:45 PM

So once a student joins they can direct message and communicate in the subteam channels

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:46 PM

Students have to be invited into the # subteam channels ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:46 PM

Nope

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:47 PM

They can join them by clicking on the + button by the top of the channel lisys

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:47 PM

*lists

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:48 PM

Got it. Thanks for your patience. So in our conversation are we conducting in the correct channel ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:48 PM

Not really. Captains would be better

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:49 PM

Let's continue there (sorry for bothering you james)

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:49 PM

Who knows more about Slack ? James or Jon ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:49 PM

James

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:49 PM

Easy

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:50 PM

So maybe James should be included. but he is not in Captains. Solution ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:51 PM

Slack management channel

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:51 PM

We could have a “slack help” channel

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:51 PM

You beat me to it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:51 PM

Good idea

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:51 PM

Likewise

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:51 PM

Here I'll make it

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:51 PM

ok, let me create it and invite you ?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:52 PM

# or protected ?

James Slattery
James Slattery9:52 PM

I would suggest public as it could be a place for anyone with questions to ask aswell

2016-09-14
James Slattery
James Slattery3:16 PM

James Slattery
James Slattery3:18 PM

Don't have access to post on FB so I took a photo if someone wants to post it like "First meeting of the school year blah blah blah"

Clio Batali
Clio Batali4:17 PM

Thanks!

2016-09-17
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily12:44 PM

@Binnur Alkazily has joined the channel

James Slattery
James Slattery1:55 PM

James Slattery
James Slattery1:57 PM

whoops

James Slattery
James Slattery2:02 PM

James Slattery
James Slattery2:26 PM

@Kevin Hawkins are you the domain owner? if so can you add an A record in the dns with the title beta and value 158.69.205.161 - SIde note I want to get our domain on cloudflare to take advantage of their CDN if it is not yet. We can also switch now as it is almost ready. Final tweeks and then just need to look for other bugs.

2016-09-19
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:37 AM

@Chris Rininger has joined the channel

2016-09-20
James Slattery
James Slattery6:09 PM

Well is a little late

2016-09-21
James Slattery
James Slattery3:53 PM

set up a reminder “order nametags” in this channel at 5pm today, Pacific Daylight Time.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:22 PM

@Rose Bandrowski has joined the channel

assets/img/assets/img/USLACKBOT
assets/img/assets/img/USLACKBOT5:00 PM

Reminder: order nametags.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:29 PM

What do we think should be in the presentation for the meeting next week?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:30 PM

We decided on 12 minute intervals jon, 7-10ish for presentation.

2016-09-24
Bill Bandrowski
Bill Bandrowski8:49 AM

@Bill Bandrowski has joined the channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:16 PM

Clio Batali
Clio Batali12:50 PM

Looking great!

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton11:16 PM

@Jack Stratton has joined the channel

2016-09-25
Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis1:42 PM

@Gabriel Travis has joined the channel

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:51 PM

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:52 PM

The new awards case has me dancing! Who gets the special congrats? I think i know.....but want to be sure

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:53 PM

Jon and our new mentor Chris !! Maybe Rose on Sat.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:22 PM

Jon and James put it together I believe, can't take any credit!

James Slattery
James Slattery6:23 PM

Then Jon did it alone lol

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:23 PM

Chris helped a lot actually

James Slattery
James Slattery6:24 PM

OK so coach was right...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:29 PM

yes @James Slattery:taco:

2016-09-26
James Slattery
James Slattery10:00 AM

Poster printer in Library can do 24xanyamount

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:15 PM

Don't print yet cause there are some changes .

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:15 PM

I am referring to the map tool

James Slattery
James Slattery4:13 PM

OK I will get final photo Wednesday

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:16 PM

No rush . Let's wait a bit longer cause I detect there might be items added . Since you last took a photo we have added or change some items .

James Slattery
James Slattery4:16 PM

K

2016-09-27
Clio Batali
Clio Batali1:09 PM

Thoughts on the Barnes and Noble thing? (early November, Sat or Sun)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:09 PM

Worked well last year, lots of fun

2016-09-28
Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger9:09 AM

@Lucas Rininger has joined the channel

2016-09-29
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:08 PM

James , our website under events is no longer showing our Google calendar . A non-object error is listed

James Slattery
James Slattery9:08 PM

I will look into it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:08 PM

Working on my end for whatever thats worth

James Slattery
James Slattery9:09 PM

Same

James Slattery
James Slattery9:09 PM

Are you on a mobile device @Enrique Chee

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:09 PM

Coach try restarting your browser and closing a few tabs

James Slattery
James Slattery9:09 PM

IDK if that is the reason… i doubt it though

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:09 PM

No on my laptop .

James Slattery
James Slattery9:11 PM

Humm…..

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:35 PM

@James Slattery `Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /var/www/vhosts/spartronics4915.com/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/digital-publishing/classes/cms-modules/wordpress/dpsfa-cms-wordpress.php on line 92`

James Slattery
James Slattery9:35 PM

That is a app issue

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:36 PM

turns out if I click just "Events" it fails, but the page with the calendar works.

Clio Batali
Clio Batali9:37 PM

Same issue for me

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:37 PM

Thanks jack . That is the problem I meant

James Slattery
James Slattery9:38 PM

Plugin is up to date...

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:38 PM

(a.k.a. this page works: "http://spartronics4915.com/importantdates/", `/event` doesn't)

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:39 PM

You need a #

James Slattery
James Slattery9:42 PM

if($post->posttype == DPSFAArticleSlug){
// If post type is article
$article = new Article(array('id' => $post->ID));
if(file
exists($article->template)){
return $article->template;
}else{
$Template = new Templates();
if(empty($Template->templates) || !file_exists($Template->templates[0]['path'])){
die("There are no valid templates available.");
}else{
return $Template->templates[0]['path'];
}
}
}

James Slattery
James Slattery9:42 PM

that is the line 92 function

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:44 PM

but which one is line 92

James Slattery
James Slattery9:44 PM

first one

James Slattery
James Slattery9:44 PM

if(blah...

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:44 PM

`echo var_dump($post)` before it (debug messages on a live server? what could go wrong)

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:44 PM

probably null/undef

James Slattery
James Slattery9:45 PM

Could it be that the article.php is set to 0644

James Slattery
James Slattery9:45 PM

so it cannot return that template because of perms?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:46 PM

it's trying to get a member field of something that isn't an object, probably `$post` in this case. pretty sure 644 is fine

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:49 PM

I don't really know how the website is set up but I feel like the `/event/` page isn't a blog type and doesn't have any posts, so if it's trying to fetch a post from that page, well, it won't have one

James Slattery
James Slattery9:53 PM

The url slug for the events calendar pluign is /event. I am thinking since the plugin acts as a secondary blog but for posts that the DPS is trying to pull those events as blog posts

2016-09-30
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:50 AM

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman10:13 AM

Hype for 4,915 followers

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:13 AM

Hey we have more followers than following!

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman10:13 AM

Just follow everyone back

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:20 AM

Lol yeah

2016-10-01
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:02 PM

I'm starting to look into social media management and marketing tools and these two seem prominent. Thoughts?

2016-10-02
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:13 AM

I bumped into Renee Sears and she said she and her husband is ready to sponsor again

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:14 AM

Are ready to sponsor again and that we should contact her again .

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:39 PM

@Jon Coonan Zoho has been around for a while & they have an impressive set of offerings. I'm not familiar with Falcon.io. I mentioned on one of the other channels that getapp.com is a good place to discover & compare tool options in different categories. I suspect you might find these tools on there & be able to compare them & probably others.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:42 PM

I actually found them both on getapp

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:45 PM

Cool! Useful, eh? In a past job I used to help software engineering work teams set up their structure & processes, and part of that was help the groups select the tools they would use. The basics are this: 1) Start with your requirements - what does your organization need? List them out & prioritize them because probably no tool will be a perfect match. 2) What is your budget? 3) Identify options that are within your budget, and then use the prioritized requirements to guide your decision.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:50 PM

Different topic: I wanted to ask a favor... As a new mentor, I could use some help matching names with faces. Would it be possible to do something like have each team member send a picture & a few tidbits of info about themselves, and then create a roster board with names, pictures, and the mini-bios? Maybe it would be a good pre-build marketing team project? Thanks!

2016-10-08
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:04 PM

I will loop Jon in on a follow up email. It's my wife's birthday - the big 5-0 - so probably Monday

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:05 PM

@Kevin Hawkins tell Kyanne happy birthday from me

2016-10-12
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:04 PM

Is someone posting ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:04 PM

@James Slattery @Clio Batali

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:05 PM

BTW I have a facebook account I created over the summer purely for robotics purposes that we need to admin on the page so I can post but that can wait

James Slattery
James Slattery10:31 PM

ok I don't have admin access to FB so talk to Kevin or victoria

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:31 PM

Seems we need to add more than just me in that case

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:37 PM

Please add James .

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:41 PM

Never mind I posted the video . I think correctly . Let me know otherwise .

2016-10-13
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:59 AM

@Charlotte Larson Freeman has joined the channel

2016-10-14
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton2:51 PM

@Chris Rininger your christmas sweaters must have been pretty fly

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:58 PM

For a new thank you note?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:58 PM

(not finished)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:59 PM

I think the professional term is "dope"

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:59 PM

Lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:59 PM

Why thank you

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:59 PM

My question is, is it too dope? (And by that I mean, scary looking)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:00 PM

The body language is kinda somber. Maybe adjusting it to a more standing position?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:00 PM

gotcha

2016-10-18
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:52 PM

@Jack Stratton Lol... My sister is more the knitter. My mom helped with all kinds of school-related stuff back in the day: swing choir outfits, costumes for plays, marching band flags & flag guard outfits, etc. etc. She's made tens of thousands of sewn items at this point I would guess. She was glad to do something for the grandkids' team :slightlysmilingface:.

2016-10-19
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins10:36 AM

Hey all, can we please get out a newsletter in the next 2 days to all our lists to promote Girls Gen this weekend. Jon has some photos you could use. Another story idea - "Why 13 is Spartronics new lucky number" - our new robotics room is 313. Take some photos and a pic of the new trophy case and - wa - la! you have a newsletter. You can update with new artwork later. Time really is of the essence! (-sent from 35,000 feet, on a plane to Nashville)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:08 PM

Westside has yet to respond by the way. Starting to get concerned

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:57 PM

@Kevin Hawkins I assigned the newsletter work to Jennifer

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:17 PM

@Rose Bandrowski Have you made any progress on that thank you card template? It would be awesome to make one for Chris’s mom

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:18 PM

I have, it's not finished though. When would you need it by?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:19 PM

If we could pass it around to get signed by next meeting that would be ideal

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:19 PM

So finish over the weekend(?) @Kevin Hawkins Do we have a company for printing cards, if so who?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:20 PM

Here's an update in case you want any changes.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:20 PM

I'm not sure I'm happy with the hair, any thoughts?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:20 PM

Oh that's a previous version, just don't pay attention to the star pattern on the cape

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:21 PM

Design wise, thats pretty darn :+1:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:21 PM

Thanks!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:21 PM

IDK about the color of the hair, but I can’t really see it any other way

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:21 PM

Yeah, I'm going to play around with it a bit more

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:21 PM

Like if it was blond it would blend too much, and if it was black it would blend with the helmet

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:22 PM

Yeah

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:22 PM

The ….thing… on the helmet that is

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:22 PM

IDK what it is actually called

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:22 PM

exactly it's either very blue or very yellow

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:22 PM

helmet yeah

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:22 PM

it's hard to balance out

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:23 PM

Maybe brighten up the plume on the helmet and make the hair navy

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:23 PM

Also, this is more of a general question, why is the skin blue? It doesnt need to be changed, it looks great and we have had it that way for a while, but why is it blue?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:23 PM

Easiest thing is just leave out hair, or I could really try and make it look beautiful and change around the colors completely and make like the shirt yellow and helmet blue and hair yellow.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:23 PM

No keep the hair, it adds nice motion

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:23 PM

Maybe play around with what alex said

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:23 PM

Hair looks cool imo

Clio Batali
Clio Batali7:24 PM

The eyes are also a bit on the dark/daunting side

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:24 PM

It's determination

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:24 PM

:ok_hand:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:24 PM

Skin is blue because I didn't want it to make it white even though that's probably our team...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:24 PM

eactly

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman7:24 PM

Lol

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:24 PM

Lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:24 PM

I like the eyes they look kinda fierce but if you think they're too scary I can change them

Clio Batali
Clio Batali7:24 PM

But for a thank you card - a little extreme? Idk, still looks awesome

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:25 PM

Regarding the skin thats what I suspected - its a good solution

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:25 PM

I could make it super sweet and cute but it also makes it look like we're determined I think

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:25 PM

We do have tons of thank you card from last you that we should use for Chris ' s mom.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:25 PM

you're filled with determination upon seeing the card

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:25 PM

Let’s do that

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:25 PM

yeah best idea

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:25 PM

But keep working on this Rose

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:25 PM

And not rush this design

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:26 PM

Shall do, I'll keep checking in to make sure it's ok.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:26 PM

So no change on the eyes though?

Clio Batali
Clio Batali7:26 PM

Nah

Clio Batali
Clio Batali7:26 PM

You’re good

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:26 PM

Ok thanks!

2016-10-20
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:09 AM

Safety Animation Video: Who wants to work with me on this? 2017 Safety Animation Award sponsored by UL: The theme for this year’s Safety Animation Award is Quest for a Safer World! Teams may submit for the award in the Youth Team Member Registration (STIMS) beginning Thursday, 10/27. For more information, visit: http://firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/safety. Deadline is Dec. 1. - Kevin, Marketing Mentor.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:11 AM

On the beautiful new graphic by Rose: What is this for? Before we print any new cards, we need to know how many we have left over and write out for Coach all the planned uses for this to justify spending the dollars. Who will take the lead on those items? Remember, research before creative to make sure we create what we need so it is easy to justify the investment of our Sponsors dollars!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:04 PM

Gotcha, I figured it was time to improve the note card and we don't have do that now I just felt that it could be improved and I had time so I started it but wasn't planning on a date to print them. I agree lets use our money wisely and use the old cards up first.

2016-10-21
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:12 PM

I’m noticing some information on our site is not up to date regarding awards. We should work on this at next meeting if we have the time, teach some of the new marketers the basics of Wordpress

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:16 PM

Great idea .

James Slattery
James Slattery6:16 PM

set up a reminder “Update site awards” in this channel at 8:30pm Wednesday, October 26th, Pacific Daylight Time.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:16 PM

Jon . Thanks for posting survey under announcements .

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:17 PM

Yeah thanks, did it right away because of that. Will be very convenient for the whole team when they're on slack!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:18 PM

I’ll just make it habit of doing it since it seems to have helped

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:18 PM

Please do.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:57 PM

@Rose Bandrowski set the channel topic: Memes and all things marketing

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:58 PM

@Jon Coonan set the channel topic: All things marketing

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:58 PM

Professionalism :slightlysmilingface:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:58 PM

shhhh....

2016-10-22
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:27 AM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:46 AM

@Rose Bandrowski Can you do some instagram posting from GG? I will hit up twitter once I get there (just got on the ferry)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:47 AM

I already posted twice, on it.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:47 AM

Lit

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:47 AM

Thanks

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:48 AM

No problem

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:49 AM

Lots of marketing ideas today: - little bag with our logo on it (cheap & if lost it'll get returned) -steampunk gadget or something for alliances with out logo. -top hats for drive team

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:50 PM

Spoke to robototes - they were very grateful and they have started their social media presence with success

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:21 PM

Fun time at Girls Gen today! Here are the pictures I took - you should be able to download any/all you like... https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LnXSU-1xd1ecrsj80

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:23 PM

Amazing Chris thank you!

2016-10-26
Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis6:42 PM

SLACK IS WICKEDDDD

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:42 PM

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Marie Sachs7:25 PM

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assets/img/assets/img/USLACKBOT
assets/img/assets/img/USLACKBOT8:30 PM

Reminder: Update site awards.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:43 PM

Sponsor assignments:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:44 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:45 PM

I'll send out a talking points list tomorrow

2016-10-27
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:59 AM

Hey, @Jon Coonan & @James Slattery, nice job yesterday! Couple things I recommend pinning: link to the marketing activities doc Kevin did a while back and link to the sponsor prospecting talking points you mention above. Maybe also just the link to the marketing Google drive folder for this season. Thank you

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:01 AM

@Jon Coonan pinned their Arugula to this channel.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:01 AM

Working on the talking points right now, go ahead and pin the file Kevin did (can’t seem to locate)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:05 AM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:05 AM

@Kevin Hawkins feel free to edit and change

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:05 AM

@Jon Coonan pinned their Post TalkingPoints_Guide|Sponsor Talking Points / Guide> to this channel.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:19 AM

James Slattery
James Slattery10:19 AM

We should convert that to a post not txt file

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:20 AM

On it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:23 AM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:23 AM

@Jon Coonan pinned their Arugula to this channel.

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger7:51 PM

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2016-10-28
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:47 AM

When am I supposed to be meeting today with the sponsors? @Jon Coonan

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:15 AM

@Rose Bandrowski, right after school Ethan's going to get a burrito at Casa Rojas Express. I'm picking him up there, and we'll then go to T&C. How about 3:30 at T&C? I'll email Bill as well to confirm with him. @Ethan Rininger, please take note & be as efficient as you can so we will be on time.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:16 AM

I'll be there, thank you!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:24 PM

Where should I meet you guys at t&c? @Ethan Rininger

2016-10-29
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:27 PM

I just tossed something in the announcements channel that I really want you guys to jump on, this is a great way to get started with some of our community outreach programs. They are easy, no sweat workshops with kids that are fun too. It’s a great way to step up and do some leadership

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:29 PM

Do you need to know anything about programming or mechanics to do those workshops?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:30 PM

Absolutely not. (thanks for reminding me - updating the other message)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman2:31 PM

Cool. I might be interested in doing that then. (I'll go look at the form.)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:30 PM

Sent y’all an email, read it, its important

James Slattery
James Slattery4:13 PM

Party @Jon Coonan 's house!!

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:12 PM

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2016-10-30
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger7:31 PM

I'm assuming that we'll talk about how thursday and friday went @Jon Coonan 's house

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:37 PM

We can cover it briefly but there is not a lot to say on it. The focus of the meeting needs to be on Westside

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:37 PM

I can forward the email I sent the captains to you Ethan, sorry I forgot to include your email.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:39 PM

Sorry, what's your email Ethan.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:03 PM

Check #announcements for something I just threw in there about BIMA, we still need some folks for 12/27 (thanks @Rose Bandrowski for signing up for the 30th)

2016-10-31
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:05 PM

Hey guys! We still need volunteers for the BIMA workshop on December 27! Who will be brave enough to take it up, eh? (seriously it's two hours it's not that hard)

2016-11-01
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:54 AM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:54 AM

Is this something we want to do?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:55 AM

(Maybe next year)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:27 AM

Next year for sure

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:28 AM

Agreed

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:01 AM

@Rose Bandrowski my email address is

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:36 AM

For Bill + marketing calls we meet at T&C at 3:30, right?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:55 AM

Yes (he's not on slack)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:01 PM

Btw he'll be in the café area @Charlotte Larson Freeman

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman1:17 PM

Cool, thanks Rose!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:17 PM

No problem :slightlysmilingface:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:25 PM

If any of you guys are going to the Skunkworks workshop, there are 4 workshops you will want to look into for marketers: business/commmunity outreach, Media & Marketing, Team Communications and Chairmans Award discussion

Luke Frank
Luke Frank4:26 PM

Good to know. Thanks Jon!

2016-11-02
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:59 PM

Reminder guys: ~lit party~ meeting at my place tonight, 7-8 PM. Directions in your email, no need to eat dinner beforehand we are ordering pizza

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:43 PM

@Jon Coonan: thanks for hosting . Let me know who shows up .

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Bill Davis8:09 PM

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Chris Mentzer8:10 PM

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Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:37 PM

Alright guys, full steam ahead on Robots Takeover Westside!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:38 PM

Also thanks for showing up! I know its taking time away from homework or just good ol’ relaxation but we have work to do over the next few weeks

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:20 PM

What is this relaxation you speak of??? (But yeah good meeting guys)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:34 PM

Foreign concept...

2016-11-03
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:10 AM

@Alex Larson Freeman Can we get a slot for promoting the takeover in the Spartan news that comes out on 12/2?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:12 AM

We should actually do the photobomb idea in like a bunch of the scenes, that'd be hilarious and good marketing.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:40 AM

I had an idea for a video. Essentially, splice one sequence of each of the robotics competition dance songs together into a single medley dance track using a tool like FL Studio, and then do a single dance video to rule them all. Start with the slowest song (BPM-wise), use the DAW for tempo change transition to the next fastest, etc. And maybe add some custom rap at the beginning & end. Do a video like this well, and I could see it getting played at competitons as well.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:44 PM

Wow that seems like a cool idea. (Most of it went over my head although I think I know what you're getting at)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman3:47 PM

Same here Rose:joy:, I agree though that would be cool.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:57 PM

Sounds cool, I'm with Rose and Charlotte though, not a clue what half of that means.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:00 PM

For whatever its worth, I get what you are talking about Chris. Sounds like an awesome build season project :+1:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:09 PM

I definitely think a yearly dance video (Or more if we have time) is in order. We should get more of the team doing it though. And include Kevin finally XD

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:17 PM

Yes!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:18 PM

Have you seen the old ones? The're probably my favorite videos to show people my team lol, it helps people see that first teams aren't just building robots! (we actually have fun, wow what a concept)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:20 PM

Lol yeah I have seen some of the old videos. They're great! Plus the music is always perfect.:ok_hand:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:21 PM

Of course, being a part of them is hilarious.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:22 PM

I can't wait for another one! We should have James be Jimmy Fallon again. (Or was that just a team meme?)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:22 PM

Oh that was hilarious, yes it was a meme we were low key marketing just for fun.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:22 PM

Lol my brother showed me:joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:23 PM

:ok_hand:

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:06 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:07 PM

Access denied?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:07 PM

Marie, go to sharing on the doc and enable link sharing then copy the link that is there and paste it here

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:08 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:08 PM

Awesome!

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:08 PM

So it worked then?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:08 PM

Yes, thanks!

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:36 PM

@Jon Coonan: yeah we can make a spartan news bit if you want

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:37 PM

BPM=beats per minute (i.e. tempo), DAW=Digital Audio Workstation like FL Studio. Essentially, include a large enough snippet of each song to complete one or two cycles of the associated dance moves. Splice the snippets together into a medley to create the ultimate robotics competition dance training video.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:37 PM

:ok_hand:

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:37 PM

I will ask the team and we can get on it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:37 PM

Cool, thanks Alex!

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:38 PM

We can get hudon to do some rad editing

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:39 PM

Yasss. @Chris Rininger I'm not nearly musically inclined enough to understand the technicalities lol. Regardless I think I understand the overall.

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:42 PM

@Chris Rininger: I really like the mashup idea as well, maybe also include our dance challenges to other teams!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:47 PM

Oh good point, we tried that last year it didn't go too well but could try to market it more.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:48 PM

We got 4911, but I can't remember if any other team responded...?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:48 PM

We only sent it to 4911

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:48 PM

So it was sort of directed to them and I'd call it a success since they challenged someone else and spread it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:49 PM

Oh ok gotcha. I remeber challenging mash and them not responding though.

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:49 PM

We should keep trying though. It is a cool new idea! This year we should send it to the teams we know tend to dance a lot though. The teams we send last year were too serious to dance.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:49 PM

Yeah that's true, but maybe we should make it less direct, (perhaps direct to some teams like 4911) but a more challenge to the general washington teams,

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:50 PM

Also I finished typing up all my notes from the marketing meeting yesterday. Should I share them with everybody?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:50 PM

Sure

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:50 PM

Actually we directly challenged four teams (including 4911) according to our youtube, unless you never actually sent them the video.

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs8:52 PM

2016-11-04
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:50 PM

@Jon Coonan: btw sent you an email about a sponsor. Guys If you haven't already sent something to sponsors if you're given their contact and told to contact them, don't procrastinate! You'll forget

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:00 PM

@Rose Bandrowski recieved. I was hoping Kevin would throw in first but I'll respond now since he hasnt

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:01 PM

Ok thank you, he's super busy XD

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:01 PM

Thanks for the reminder Rose. I just sent an email to the owner of Hitchcock's!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:04 PM

No problem, I already had my period of procrastination so I figured it wouldn't hurt to remind others to take action. I'm glad it helped!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:42 PM

Yeah:smile: good thinking

2016-11-06
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2016-11-07
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2016-11-08
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:58 AM

Hey #marketing , just wanted to fill you in on what we will be doing next meeting. No real “agenda” just a lot of work we need to get done; if we work hard we should be able to get all of it done with time to spare. Heres what we will be doing:

-Decide on T-Shirt style
-Update newsletter mailing list
-Start looking for dinner speakers for build season (work with Kevin on this one)
-Sponsor work time (if you still haven’t reached out then we can work together on it

See you guys then

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:14 AM

When you guys discuss the T shirt I'd like to be included

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:36 AM

Is there a higher resolution version of the logo that I can get

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:37 AM

Google docs

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:59 AM

This is kinda what I pictured when I mentioned the big poster with the small writing

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:02 PM

In the process of rendering a quick edit I made for the logo not sure if its good; I haven't used the 3D workshop feature of photoshop that much

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:18 PM

Which do you prefer?

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:19 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:19 PM

What's this for?

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:19 PM

just a random design I was testing out

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:20 PM

So it's not intended for anything yet

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:21 PM

no

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:21 PM

I prefer the second one

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:21 PM

same

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:54 PM

The second one looks a lot better

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:01 PM

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Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:01 PM

they look made out of butter

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:02 PM

How about this one?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:03 PM

I can get this done in 3d probably

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:03 PM

a friend of mine made it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:09 PM

The process of the selection of our logo happened during the first year of the team, and since they we have stuck with the same choice of colors and imagery in the logo. The primary reason is called branding, essentially we want ALL our stuff to be the same so it is recognizable as ours, we have a designated font (SF Transrobotics), certain colors that we use (#1455fb blue and #fcff00 yellow). These were also chosen for a reason, the blue and yellow stand out in a sea of brightly colored team shirts at competition as well as match our school colors. The logo itself; what you see on our shirts and site as well as our flag, stickers, buttons, banner, biz cards, trailer (used to store the robot for travel) etc was designed by a marketing student in our teams first year.

While I applaud your friend for his/her creativity, we can’t use the logo because it does not fit within our branding guidlines, mostly due to the color, font, and style differences. Even if we could the rebranding cost of having to print new flags, buttons, stickers etc would be massive. Sorry

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:10 PM

did that

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:10 PM

seriously though why do the 3d logos look made of butter?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:12 PM

Probs because photoshops 3d features are rudimentary and they are pulling from a 2d into a 3d image. It’s not a program built for 3d stuff really

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:12 PM

you should try blender

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:12 PM

its pretty good for stuff like that

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:13 PM

Joseph made that logo and he's a wiz at blender

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:16 PM

Whoa that logo is cool. Very stylistic. I like it but we probably can't use it.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:16 PM

Sorry Tom

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:16 PM

aw

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:16 PM

The team uses Autodesk Fusion, which is professional (and cloud enabled) CAD software. Hit up our CAD guys for tips

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:17 PM

why photoshop then?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:17 PM

Agreed I like the idea of the 3D logo (I drew one myself a month or so ago) but we need a better program to make it 3D

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:17 PM

like blender?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:17 PM

Because experimentation probs

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:17 PM

its a free program for professional design work

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:17 PM

k

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:18 PM

wait do we even have cad people?

James Slattery
James Slattery6:18 PM

3d logos are not very modern

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:18 PM

I thought everyone knew how to use CAD

James Slattery
James Slattery6:18 PM

Companies have been moving to a flatline design

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:18 PM

which I hate

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:18 PM

Yes we have a CAD team, they are a subset of a mechanics

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:18 PM

why not 3d?

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:18 PM

We already have branding that has been proven to be effective

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:18 PM

Depends on how you draw it but yes, minimalist is being used more.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:19 PM

Material design is a great example of that

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:19 PM

Exactly

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:19 PM

k

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:19 PM

He's going to be disapointed lol

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:19 PM

It’s too bad but life

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:19 PM

lel

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:19 PM

LEL!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:19 PM

Tell him to hit us up next year we can always use more CAD people

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:20 PM

will do

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:20 PM

by the way how do you prove that branding is effective?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:20 PM

is there any data backing up that claim?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:21 PM

Tell him we regret we can't use his design, but it's pretty cool.

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:21 PM

Yes, you can ask marketing for social media stats

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:21 PM

I need some spartronics stickers where can I get those?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:21 PM

you know for branding purposes

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:21 PM

Take a look there, they teach branding when you are getting any business degree. So yes there is data

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:21 PM

cheezus I can type fast

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:21 PM

Absolutely. HMU at the next meeting

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:21 PM

Jon is the sticker man

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:21 PM

Emu?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:21 PM

Hit me up

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:22 PM

HMU stands for human mumbling unit righty?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:22 PM

No, hit me up (fam)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:22 PM

But legit if you are curious about branding (this goes to everyone) take a look at that PDF

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:22 PM

People remember our team because of the logo, it's all over town (stickers, buttons, etc), the community knows it and other teams know our logo and colors and associate it with us. I could go on, but changing it would be a bad marketing move since people have already associated our original logo with us.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:23 PM

Not to mention $$$

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:23 PM

True.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:23 PM

$$$$ comes out of my pores

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:23 PM

can't wait until tommorow

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:24 PM

Stickers yay!

2016-11-09
Benjamin Soldow
Benjamin Soldow6:33 PM

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Sophie Holzer9:05 PM

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Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:49 PM

Hey, I had an idea for a zip up sweater design, I don't know if this was mentioned today but we could have the logo on the back and on the front we could have the name written on one side in the font that we use for all of our stuff, just wanted to throw out an idea

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:50 PM

I saw a shirt once that had a blank white patch that looked like a nametag, people would sharpie it in. helps with lost sweaters :)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:51 PM

Sounds dope, we should look into both of those when we start designing the shirt. I’ll send out the survey tomorrow BTW, swamped with work right now

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:52 PM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:52 PM

@Jack Stratton: sorta like this

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman9:52 PM

Hey I like that

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman9:52 PM

Makes it personal

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton9:52 PM

chris_mentzer: yeah, I like those. sure beats having to individually print everyone's name

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:54 PM

We used those in a summer camp at the museum of flight and it really helped identify everyone

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:10 PM

Not a bad idea, definitely something worth looking into/considering!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:11 PM

Something to consider is that any extra stuff is $$, but for team shirts we are already doing front and back designs, and sleeve designs. It would not be hard to modify a sleeve design to have that with no extra cost.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:12 PM

You want to put it on the sleeve?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:12 PM

I mean I see your point but what a weird place for a name lol

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:13 PM

We already have our name tags (if we continue those)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:13 PM

Hi I'm Rose! (flips to the side)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:13 PM

My understanding is that it would be for identifying whose shirt it is. Probably wrong in that interepretation

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:13 PM

Lol yeah for ownership issues I like it but honestly you can just write your name on the tag, it doesn't matter that much.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:14 PM

TOtally possible to put it on the front too, and could solve our nametage issue. I like it (thoughts mentors?) @Chris Rininger @Kevin Hawkins

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:14 PM

If you don't want to lose your shirt write your name in sharpie on the tag, it doesn't seem needed if you're not going to put it on the front.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:15 PM

Interesting solution, would make names easy for sure.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:16 PM

I think the shirt could have a good name tag system if we put it on the front, maybe to up and to the side of the logo

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:17 PM

If there's room

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:17 PM

Right where the chest pocket on a t shirt goes is a good spot. An old marketing trick is to put your nametag on the left had side since most people shake with their right and it doesnt get covered up

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:20 PM

I see how this could be useful but honestly I think the t-shirts would look better without that. There's enough going on anyway. Plus name tags can be worn not just when your wearing the team shirt. I think we should stick to the old way.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:21 PM

It could be a potential fix it we can't make name tags again (not sure if we still have this resource, anyone looking into this?).

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:21 PM

Good point.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:22 PM

Quick subject change: just texted Aila (old marketing lead from past 2 years) who is at WSU. Judy Levine (our contact at Intellectual Ventures) is currently on vacation in Nepal and will not be back until after thanksgiving. Just an FYI, @Ethan Rininger you are assigned to her correct? I can send you her email address but she may not respond for a while

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:22 PM

It could be a problem if we don't always have shirts on but it could really help if we do always wear our shirts, and nametags could be easy to lose

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:23 PM

There's definitely pros and cons to both, although name tags seemed to work out well this past year (haven't lost mine yet at least).

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:23 PM

But then there would be a lot going on with the shirt if we do that

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:24 PM

Yeah, I think it would detract from everything else.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:25 PM

I feel like it's a subject worth exploring if it would cost extra, if it would even look good, etc.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:26 PM

Love this discussion guys. Keep stuff like this up

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:29 PM

Will people outside the team be able to buy shirts, hats, sweaters, etc.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:30 PM

We do offer that at open house if I recall correctly

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:31 PM

Okay, so in that case, having a name tag on the shirt could possiblt take away from the visual aspect, it could be useful for us to have it at events, but it could take away from people wanting to buy the shirt at the open house

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:33 PM

Another issue is that of the design, it could look like part of the logo from a distance. Lots of stuff to consider when it comes to this. If you want you can DL an image of a blank shirt from the survey I’ll send out and then practice your photoshop skills by adding the logo and another version with the logo and the name portion. The logo can be found in the Marketing -> Extras folder of the Google Drive

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:33 PM

Legit do that, it would be awesome and super useful for the team to visualize it

2016-11-10
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:44 AM

Announcement: So I realized last night that most of you don’t really use spreadsheets that often. Which I totally get, it is kinda a more abstract thing that is extremely useful but you just have not had the sort of jobs that require it yet (I barely have myself). So lets practice that skill here. I’m gonna link the google sheet that has our sponsor info here, take 2 minutes and just look at the stuff assigned to you that you have not yet contacted, then copy it down to whatever you use to organize your life. That’s it, you won’t have to look at it until they reply! Easy-peasy

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:45 AM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:45 AM

@Jon Coonan pinned their GSuite Spreadsheet sponsorslist|2016/2017 Sponsors List> to this channel.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:46 AM

Go ahead and react with a :whitecheckmark: to the announcement once you have finished that just so I know you guys get the message

Dana Batali
Dana Batali10:26 AM

@Dana Batali has joined the channel

Samantha Rosen
Samantha Rosen12:18 PM

@Samantha Rosen has joined the channel

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:30 PM

Regarding the name tag space on the shirt design, one risk is that many people don't print very legibly & some shirts might not look too good as a result. Idea: could make & use stencils of the font used for "Spartronics" on the logo.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:31 PM

I like it. I can testify that my handwriting is not legible at any distance, so that could help

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:34 PM

One other idea: the name tag space could be in the shape of a gear that is interlocking with the gear of the logo - maybe position it upper right relative to the logo?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:35 PM

That could interfere with the logo - not suer about it but still super creative

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:38 PM

Interesting, could be fun but I think it's a tad unnecessary. Very creative!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:21 PM

It could be worth exploring the idea

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:52 PM

Maybe instead of a gear shape for the name tag area, a Steampunk airship?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:00 PM

Consideration: tougher to loan/share shirts if there are names permanently on them

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:01 PM

That's true

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt6:31 PM

@Kaedric Holt has joined the channel

2016-11-12
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:02 PM

Hey guys I got a quick project for one of you if you want to practice some easy photoshop skills. I have a generic PDF that is a flyer FIRST provides for FLL competitions - however all the data on it is incomplete. If someone wants to edit it (this will legit take 10 minutes max) and export it as a PDF (you can just email it to me) that would be AWESOME. Here is the file

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:02 PM

Any takers?

Lukas McWilliam
Lukas McWilliam9:00 PM

@Lukas McWilliam has joined the channel

2016-11-13
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen12:20 PM

Jon, I think this is an acrobat as opposed to Photoshop a task.
In any case, I think I've got the software. If you can tell me exactly what you want on it Samantha and I can help with this.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:38 PM

James has actually already handled it (should have updated sooner, sorry!)

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:01 PM

Quick note, that says December 80

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:03 PM

eeek \ gonna fix that

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:06 PM

Maybe try to match the blue/yellow colors on the rest of the poster to ours as well. Just a design thing, if you can't don't worry about it no one will probably notice but me XD

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:07 PM

Nice catch, both of you. Since I have it open, wanna see if changing the red to blue looks alright as well?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:18 PM

Whaddya think?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:19 PM

I think it looks good, it has a real date this time

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:22 PM

And the colors look good

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:32 PM

here is the pdf version - next meeting we will probably print a bunch of these

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:34 PM

The PDF you sent took out some of the blue on the poster, was that on purpose

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:35 PM

Don't think so, let me look at it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:40 PM

I don't see any blue missing from the original, but maybe I'm missing it. Looks good Jon.

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton1:41 PM

@Jon Coonan `firstinspire.org`

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:41 PM

Whoa is that their new site design?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton1:41 PM

it should be firstinspires.org, right? firstinspire.org doesn't even load for me

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:42 PM

Nice catch

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman1:43 PM

why does it go to the fundraiser site

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:43 PM

And why is the fiirstinspire.org totally different?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:44 PM

Idk. Copied the style and info from the original flyer that we were given

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:45 PM

Okay. Looks good.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:47 PM

I'm going to wait a little bit so I don't have to keep reuploading and editing the file before I edit it, just in case you guys find more stuff

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:01 PM

Please do not print until I see the final version. Need also to include it is at the gym. Jon, do you have last years. If not I will share.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:07 PM

It was mentioned at the last meeting but I don't know if anyone's thought about it since, are we gonna do any hats other than just a baseball cap

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:08 PM

Tbh, I'm not sure

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:08 PM

Beanie beanie beanieeees

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:09 PM

Yeah, I'd like to have a team beanie, I'd wear it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:09 PM

Dudddde what if we made like a fedora with our logo on it. #steampunk (or tophat? Which one is more steampunk)

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:09 PM

Top hat would be more steampunk

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:09 PM

Probably.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:09 PM

I think at least

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:10 PM

That would be cool and a fun thing for the team to do

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:10 PM

I'm so down with that idea, :joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:10 PM

The other marketing thing I wanted to do this year but was probably totally unrealistic was team tutus

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:11 PM

Top hats and tutus:joy::joy::joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:11 PM

Yesssss :okhand::skin-tone-3::okhand::skin-tone-3::okhand::skin-tone-3::okhand::skin-tone-3:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:11 PM

No matter what, if we end up wanting other hat types it's gonna go to a team vote

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:12 PM

Yeah

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:12 PM

Teams actually do wear tutus in their colors as their "uniform" idk what to call it.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:12 PM

Just a reminder - don't get hopes up. I've been wanting drive team jump suits for years :)

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:12 PM

We could have a tutu and top hat uniform

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:12 PM

Super official

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:12 PM

But have you ever advocated for it? (The jumpsuits)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:13 PM

I bet we could actually do it

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman5:13 PM

ghostbusters

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman5:13 PM

that's all I got

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:13 PM

Robotbusters

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:13 PM

That could use some work

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:14 PM

Let's not bust the robot tho. Pretty sure that's the opposite of what we want to do :joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:15 PM

That'd be so fun though. As I mentioned before, Chill Out's drivers always look snazzy af

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:15 PM

And have u guys seen Sotabots?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:15 PM

Yeah they have the jumpsuits right?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:15 PM

Yep. They do it

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:16 PM

Neon jumpsuits, and it works.:ok_hand:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:16 PM

They have a good brand - the color on its own stands out so much

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:16 PM

I have a great story regarding sotabots - remind me at the next meeting

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:16 PM

True. Omg wouldn't it be cool to split the jumpsuits perfectly in half? One side blue and one yellow

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:16 PM

Or top-bottom split

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:16 PM

Yes!!!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:17 PM

I think half up the middle rather than top-bottom

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:17 PM

I say vertically split...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:17 PM

That'd look really cool in my opinion, especially if we put the logo on the back and have it split in half too (opposite colors)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:17 PM

I like vertical split

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:17 PM

Omg that would look so cool

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:18 PM

Reverse the colors completely

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:18 PM

Yeah that'd be cool, I've done it for fun in certain logos

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:18 PM

Yeah I should draw this up

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:18 PM

U should

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:20 PM

This one shows my nerdiness but I did this one

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:20 PM

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:21 PM

It's perfect tho

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:21 PM

#percyjackson

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:21 PM

Ayyyyye Exactly what I was getting at

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:22 PM

Oh no, hide the nerdiness. Not allowed on a robotics team. No nerdiness allowed here.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:22 PM

Lol

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:22 PM

Good point

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:23 PM

Yeah so exactly that but our logo, a really big one on the back. I think that'd look pretty cool at competitions.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:24 PM

It would

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:24 PM

People would definitely recognize it (if they don't already)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:24 PM

Would it change our brand though? Bc then it would look different from the t-shirts

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:24 PM

That would be something to find out

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:25 PM

No I don't think so, it's our colors just a different take on the look.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:25 PM

It's simply the drive team, drive teams are allowed to stand out.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:25 PM

Oh yeah that makes sense

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:25 PM

Yeah that sounds good

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:26 PM

Chill out had their drive team completely missing one of their branded colors (blue) And I recognized them and I love it. It's definitely debatable that it could be negative on our branding but I don't think it's that drastic.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:27 PM

Ok cool

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:27 PM

Okay yeah, sounds like something to explore

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:27 PM

Yup

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:34 PM

So I think a big reason the jump suits never took off is because it looks really similar to something else. Idk if any of you know about the Fallout series of video games but the mascot for the series wears a blue and yellow jumpsuit with a gear on it. Google "vault boy" and you will see what I mean

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:35 PM

Okay I can see that

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:35 PM

And that's a negative thing to be associated with..?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:35 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:35 PM

Or is it just you're trying to be more original.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:36 PM

(It doesn't even look like a jumpsuit to me but It would be a problem with our colors being similar)

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:36 PM

It is a jumpsuit in the game

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:37 PM

Yeah

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:37 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:38 PM

Oh.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:38 PM

That makes more sense.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:38 PM

Though I feel like if we do the colors split down the middle it wouldn't look as much like it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:39 PM

¯\(ツ)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:42 PM

Our brand has less than nothing to do with it so it could be confusing, especially to the world's largest group of nerds.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:42 PM

Also the drive team has to want them which is why I've never gotten my wish :/

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:42 PM

I don't know, I feel like if it's split in the middle people wouldn't put it with fallout, and the drive team should want to be more recognized

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:43 PM

even if it was associated with fallout, would that many people get the /slight/ reference? I'm not nerdy enough to know how popular this game is XD

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:44 PM

Is a very popular game

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:44 PM

Okay then I ask is it such a bad thing to be referencing it? I don't care that much about the Jumpsuits but it would be fun if we could.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:44 PM

Imho we should avoid being confused with other brands. It's not so much the game is bad (it's actually one of my favs) it's just we as our brand should not look like another

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:45 PM

Ok, I see your point

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:46 PM

We should try to do something special for the drive team this year though (if they allow us).

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:46 PM

The main thing I can see being an issue of we split it down the middle is that it doesn't resemble the shirts

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:46 PM

I totally agree rose, we should

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:47 PM

That's true but I've seen other teams do completely different stuff from their shirts and get away with it (that obviously doesn't mean we should, but it has been done)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:47 PM

I want to find a way to do the jump suits though

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:47 PM

So I'm down for it, it's just if the drive team / Kevin will go for it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:47 PM

Lol maybe you should get one for yourself like I've done with the tutu

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:48 PM

I doubt I could convince I team that's over 50% guys to all wear tutus so I just do it myself lol.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:48 PM

I would wear a tutu

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:48 PM

Do itttt (amazon like $5)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:49 PM

As you've probably seen people have stolen mine before so I think I might buy more so I don't have to give mine away.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:49 PM

Those have to be my favorite photos I've taken of the team XD

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:50 PM

Is it just a blue tutu

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:50 PM

No it's bright yellow

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:51 PM

Okay

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:51 PM

But blue is good too, do whatever you want lol.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:52 PM

It's just easier to match to our yellow color

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:52 PM

Yeah

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:23 PM

I was thinking about the steampunk top hat thing, we should get goggles too as they're steampunk

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:24 PM

Already looked into it, FIRST has certain safety regulations when it comes to safety glasses so we will need to find ones that match and are ideally cheap

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:24 PM

Shouldn’t be too hard though

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:24 PM

All this stuff we have talked about is build season stuff, we should start compiling a list of goals for that since right now most of our efforts should be on fundraising

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:25 PM

Yeah

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:25 PM

Was the dinner speaker channel ever created

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:26 PM

Yep, check the channels thingy

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:26 PM

Its public

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:33 PM

I got some regulation-compliant steampunky goggles and had Lucas put them in the robotics room. Jeff Dalton also had a line on some really cool ones ("The Fly"). If you search "goggles" you'll see posts to the Random channel on October 7th.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:34 PM

I recall, I’ll pull a picture into this channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:35 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:23 PM

Did I mention I made a three minute music video over the summer with a bunch of our footage (and first's lol) to practice video editing? It's kinda shitty but it could be potentially useful if we asked first for the rights to their stuff.

2016-11-15
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:14 AM

@James Slattery You asked about Azure as a possible way to host the web site, so I asked around. A colleague recommended this as a good intro to how to do it: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/app-service-deploy-local-git/. He also said we should be able to get cheap or possibly even free service as a school / non-profit.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:24 PM

Hey, does anyone have an idea how long the marketing thing (checking in on sponsors w/ Bill) should go this Thursday?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:11 PM

Yeah, I haven't planned at all for this? I'm not exactly sure what I'm required to do... and apperently I'm leading it.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:15 PM

We can talk about it tomorrow. It's pretty simple

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:15 PM

Okay, I just wasn't sure if I was supposed to be planning this presentation outside of the meeting. Thanks.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:22 PM

Cool.

2016-11-16
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:58 AM

I don't have anything on calendar for Thursday - will someone please remind us of details? Also, I could probably visit some sponsors with students after school on Friday. We talked about Lynwood Center, but might be best to prioritize prospects & hit highest priorities first. Since I can't attend the meeting today, please let me know actions required (I can check the spreadsheet too :)). Thanks.

Bill Davis
Bill Davis11:42 AM

Thursday's "tour" should last no more than 1 1/2 hours max...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:43 AM

Oh hey Bill. Your name is messed up for us, I'll help you fix that at the meeting today

Bill Davis
Bill Davis11:43 AM

and we are meeting at T & C at 3:30 to begin the tour of Sponsors. Bring FLYERS and Sponsorship levels pages.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:44 AM

On Thursday? I thought we were going to do a presentation for Fairbank construction on Thursday. Or is that included

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:45 AM

@Bill Davis:

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:34 PM

Unfortunately I'll miss the Thurs 3:30 - I'll be in a meeting with my team at work (& then there's the commute home afterward). I look forward to hearing how it went.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:41 PM

Okay, no problem.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:06 PM

FYI this is going out over email and Slack, so if you are reading this in email go ahead and hit "reply all" so we can all see.

Alex LF just informed me that Charlotte won't be able to come to our next meeting so we need someone to take over to finish these up. I can provide a Canon Rebel T3 (basically same camera she used) and SD card, but I need someone to volunteer to take the photos.

If you have a camera you want to use and are willing to take the photos that is fine too. Just us know via email or slack.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:07 PM

Also fun fact, Rose named the camera Timothy. I still don’t know why

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:12 PM

Don't question me Jon.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:13 PM

Timothy is now an official team member

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:13 PM

Still has not joined slack smh

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:13 PM

:joy:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:15 PM

Regardless the point is we need someone to step up here! Any takers?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:30 PM

should knit a tiny shirt for it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:34 PM

Imma assign that to @Fiona Morrison since she works at Churchmouse

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:36 PM

Lol that'd be adorable. I say we do it.

Fiona Morrison
Fiona Morrison7:42 PM

@Fiona Morrison has joined the channel

Fiona Morrison
Fiona Morrison7:42 PM

Sure, what does it need to look like?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:42 PM

blue

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:42 PM

Actually if you are interested that would be amazing. I’ll show you the camera next meeting

Fiona Morrison
Fiona Morrison7:44 PM

K, I'll just need to know the measurements and I can make it.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:45 PM

:pray:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:24 PM

Ok, so a couple of days ago we talked about jumpsuits, and I just want to entertain the discussion a bit because it's an interesting (if not ultimately important) topic. For those of you that like the 50/50 split of the blue and yellow, why do you like it?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:26 PM

I just think it would stand out more and show up

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:26 PM

People would recognize it

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton8:26 PM

if we could find a company that would make them, they'd be extremely unique.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:30 PM

Personally, I don't but for kind of a bland reason: we have not done anything like it before; it is a very radical change to our brand in the sense that we go from blue background to blue and yellow background, and possible change the logo, which seems a bit

However I do like it if we dont have the logo, just the colors. However that creates another issue: no logo (duh)

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton8:34 PM

left (viewing from the wearer) half is blue, right half yellow; have a yellow breast pocket logo

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:34 PM

That could work, symmetry aside

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:35 PM

Another option is plain blue with yellow logo on back, no other marking except maybe the drivers name in the fabric on the breast

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:36 PM

It doesn't look as much like vault boy as it would if we did stripes

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

I thought it'd look really cool if we had a REALLY big logo on the back, and have it inverse colors.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:25 PM

They would stand out more

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:26 PM

yeah it's about lookings cool and being unique ayyy

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:26 PM

Could also do blue for drivers and yellow for drive team coach or vice versa

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:26 PM

That could work, I like the split more tbh.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 PM

I just think I've never seen a team do it before and I would love to be the first and I think Clio would rock it (idk if she's going to drive, but she did last year, that's just me living in the past a bit).

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:28 PM

Okay I'm drawing it because I want to actually see it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:45 PM

I don't know why I spent twenty minutes drawing this. Procrastination probs

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:05 PM

See my issue is that the logo gets changed. Jack had a good solution, make the logo a patch on left or right breast and have the other side be a pockey, idk

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:07 PM

But that's what make it unique. I see what your saying it's just what I had in my mind, tbh not that invested in it anyway.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:12 PM

Don't discard it yet, we have plenty of time to figure it out

2016-11-17
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:07 PM

Today CyberKnights (FRC Team 4911, a team we have always been rather close to) posted on their facebook page challenging us to a "mannequin challenge". In the past we have challenged them to many competitions such as dance offs and such during build season, so in good spirit let's show them what we are made of!

Attached is a screenshot of their post and here is a link to their FB page if you use Facebook (I know not as many people use it as in the past): https://www.facebook.com/4911CyberKnights/

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:07 PM

Also FYI Kevin is currently experiencing issues with Slack so for now respond to the email I sent that is a mirror of this post just so we can keep him in the loop

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:27 PM

Good job guys. You have one job :joy:

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman3:29 PM

Darn

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman3:29 PM

Spatronics is going to be getting a lot of money

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:29 PM

Omg we should absolutely do the mannequin challenge, but which sub team?

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman3:29 PM

Mechanics of course

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:30 PM

Gotchu fam :ok_hand::skin-tone-3:

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman3:30 PM

:ok_hand:

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger4:03 PM

How about we go around all three(ish) subteams while they are doing their thing in their rooms

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:04 PM

Whats the bainbridge schools foundation?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:04 PM

I thought we would be using a service like Patreon for donations

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:06 PM

FYI re: jumpsuits for drive team -very common at Worlds. Even the rookie team from Mexico 2yrs ago wore white jump suits: just google images - FRC robotics jumpsuits. The entire NRG has worn them in the past. That said Rose's idea is unique and would really stand out.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:06 PM

We could wear labcoats

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:08 PM

fallout 3 jumpsuit

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:08 PM

Tom, the Bainbridge Schools Foundation has been our primary funding source since we started the team. They give us ability to allow deductions to be 100% tax-deductible. And unlike any other service, 100% of the funds goes to 4915.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:08 PM

thats pretty sweet

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:08 PM

Again many teams wear lab coats as well, so that is another idea to add to the mix

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:09 PM

we could all wear white trench coats, tophats and pocketwatchs that double as walkie talkies

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:10 PM

and the tophats could have headlamps and our team logo

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:10 PM

Tom, Bainbridge Schools Foundation is an organization that raises money for the schools. They funnel donations to us as a way of sponsoring us

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:10 PM

got it jon

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:11 PM

trench coats have a lot of pockets on them so we could keep our tools with us at the competition

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:13 PM

if we wore yellow and blue jumpsuits it would just make us look like we were ripping off the vault jumpsuit from fallout 3

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:15 PM

the yellow and blue jumpsuit is going to be called unoriginal any way we do it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:16 PM

and it wouldn't look very steampunk either

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:16 PM

remember this years FRC competition is steampunk themed

Kate Treviño-Yoson
Kate Treviño-Yoson4:18 PM

I disagree. In my opinion, the jump suit is a very good idea. It would show off some team spirit! :smile:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:18 PM

a jumpsuit isn't very steampunk though...

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:19 PM

and having plenty of pockets for tools, headlamps and walkie talkies in our team uniform would make us look very professional

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:19 PM

FYI, BSF has providing more than $7 million to fund teachers in the classroom, teacher training and technology in the last eight years

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:22 PM

a white trench coat is a lot better than a labcoat really

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:22 PM

it has more pockets, is sturdier and looks a lot better

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:23 PM

Tom I respectfully disagree about a jumpsuit, being unable to be unique if it was blue and yellow. rose's sketch of a suit that is half yellow and a half blue I don't believe has been done before and certainly isn't in fallout 3! But the steam punk point is valid, so now the creative challenge for Rose is to make it fit that objective too. There is a team in our state that does trenchcoats; Ijust can't remember which one.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:24 PM

on second thought having walkie talkie watches would be a silly expensive gimmick

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:24 PM

idea discarded

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:36 PM

I didn't know we would be having a team uniform so this is new

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:46 PM

Personally I don't think my design looks anything like the fallout 3 one

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:47 PM

Maybe a similar idea but constructed differently

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:47 PM

I agree, we already agreed upon that point

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:48 PM

I don’t think this would be a team uniform in any regard, just drive team if at all

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:48 PM

Too expensive? Also somewhat a radical shift. Also harder to showcase our brand in public if all we have is jumpsuits. Good for competition drive teams though

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:50 PM

Yeah, agreed it may be not worth the money but standing out and having fun is a plus despite changing the logo a little

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:52 PM

Rose I showed your jumpsuit idea to my mum and she asked me why Mr.Chee wanted us to wear clown costumes

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:52 PM

lmao

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:53 PM

We don't want to make everyone wear them, it's ideally only for the drivers

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:53 PM

you completely missed the point

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:54 PM

Ok well I wanted to clarify

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:54 PM

k

Bill Davis
Bill Davis6:59 PM

Blue and Gold pant suits...

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:00 PM

blue shirt and yellow pants or vice versa would look bad with our team colors if you think about it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:00 PM

Agreeeeeeeed, not a fan of pant suits sorry Bill.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:01 PM

it would just look silly really

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:01 PM

I think we are going about it all wrongd

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:02 PM

we want to make cool swag for our drivers to wear that makes everyone else go woah they look pretty cool

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:03 PM

so far we have had people suggest jumpsuits, shirts and pants and trench coats and tophats

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:03 PM

what are the drivers going to wear?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:04 PM

any ideas that don't make the drivers look like fools would be cool

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:05 PM

What if we had blue blazers and pants, a black button down, and yellow tie tho

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:05 PM

in a competitive environment you want something a bit more breathable than a blazer

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:05 PM

Good point

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:06 PM

it needs to be something that will keep them cool during an intense competition

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:06 PM

Just entertaining the idea

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:06 PM

(Suits)

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:06 PM

the last thing we need is our drivers getting so hot that the laptop shorts out under a deluge of sweat

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:07 PM

has anyone here watched Battlebots?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:07 PM

it was a show that premiered on abc

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:08 PM

It gives a pretty good representation of the modern competitive robotics arena

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:08 PM

I would consider it required watching for anyone interested in making clothing for our drivers this year

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:10 PM

I suggest a trench coat because you can leave it unbuttoned so you can get maximum ventilation

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:11 PM

And we could fill the tophat with ice packs if it gets really hot

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:11 PM

it would look stylish and be utilitarian and breathable

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:13 PM

That would also be super expensive I'm guessing.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:14 PM

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:14 PM

we could get them custom made very cheaply in seattle

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:17 PM

I remember there being a few tailors there

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:19 PM

If we invested some time in researching local couturiers in our area we could surely find somebody who could accommodate our needs

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:19 PM

But with top hats? Unless you go to party city or something and get plastic ones (which probably won't last very long), that's gonna be expensive. Also the trench coats and those would be cool but kind of cumbersome. Also I think people would overheat.
But I think we also need to remember this is for the drive team, not the entire team. And we might not even do that.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:19 PM

We’ll look into it, thanks for the input Tom

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:21 PM

charlotte if you scrolled up a bit you would see that I remediated that

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:23 PM

I suggested the trench coats because they have more pockets and sturdier fabric than a disposable labcoat

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:27 PM

how about a non-disposable lab coat?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:28 PM

that would work extremely well

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:29 PM

I have had difficulty finding satisfactory labcoats online though

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:45 PM

To bring the discussion over to the mannequin challenge by 4911, Kevin suggested something like this as an interesting set piece in the video http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/projectideas/Physp091.shtml

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:49 PM

Yo @Chris Mentzer @Ethan Rininger @Marie Sachs you guys have any ideas?

John Sachs
John Sachs8:03 PM

@John Sachs has joined the channel

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt8:35 PM

Can we make sure the uniform doesn't get in the way for mechanics? Lab coats sound like they'd get kinda messy with that, but whatever, I'm not a marketer.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:35 PM

All this stuff is for just the drive team, if at all. Mechanics aside from them won’t have to work with it.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:35 PM

That said, I do agree. Lab coats could be difficult for that reason

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt8:35 PM

Got it

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:35 PM

we do need to interview the drive team obviously

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:36 PM

right now we are just going over ideas

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt8:37 PM

What if a driver is also a mechanic?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:37 PM

They almost always are. And they do on field repairs if necessary, which is why your point is so valid

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt8:41 PM

If we use a belt or something like that, it wouldn't AS annoying.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin8:42 PM

depends actually

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:42 PM

If you could fold down the top part and use it as pants with a tshirt it would work well

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt8:42 PM

Good idea

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:43 PM

speaking from (limited) experience you don't want more than a t-shirt for drive team

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:43 PM

What about jumpsuits (since that seems like the direction the marketing team is moving)?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:43 PM

Would they help or hinder?

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:44 PM

as long as you can pull it down without it interfering

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman8:44 PM

on the other hand you don't need to keep track of a jacket

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt9:10 PM

I think the jumpsuits would do fine, but think about the kind of old, brown looking overalls boiler mechanics used to wear.

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt9:11 PM

Practically jumpsuits anyway

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:14 PM

Too much posting on this subject folks - we are a LONG was away from even having a drive team - let's table this for now, please

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:16 PM

More important topic: Sponsors - update from BIll and success today, adding to Rose's report -

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:16 PM

A little more explanation on the "fedex"visit...if you don't mind. Rose...:-)

Joe at Sound Repro WILL provide us with 100 11 X 17 brochures with our design in exchange for a place on the t-shirt. He will also charge us COST for the t-shirts (all cotton, and no polos; can't do logos on the polos) and will give us his estimate.
This marketing group of Rose, Marie, and Charlotte was ACES and the potential sponsors were very, very positive! 3 Cheers! And one kind fellow (Tom) at Bainbridge Bakers pulled a fiver out of his wallet and said "here"! All good stuff!

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:16 PM

I also want to add this: A little more info here on assessing the value of the Sponsorship by SoundRepo.

The folder shown last night was a 8.5 x 11 full color tri-fold - 6 pages - without a pocket.

I did fresh pricing and 100 Copies with our best printer for a tri-fold is $405; 250 copies is $555 - all in (tax + shipping), two weeks from order to receive.

What is now proposed from SoundRepo is a four page, 8.5 11 brochure - folded. At PSPrinting, the cost for this brochure is $173 total - including tax and shipping.

SoundRepo right now is near the Supporting Level ($250 min) - name on shirt instead of logo.

T-Shirts at Custom Ink $13, so if SoundRepro saves us shirts at under $10 each total, we would move them to the Silver level ($500 min).

Remember, we need to have at least $500 to get a logo on the team shirt per benefits.

Great news all around.

We do need T-shirt samples before we order as we know what the Custom Ink color and style is.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:16 PM

Yes thank you I wasn't really filled in on it's purpose.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:16 PM

Thanks for keeping us on target kevin!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:11 PM

boiler mechanics needed protection from soot which is a problem we don't have

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:11 PM

jumpsuits are unnecessary

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:12 PM

Tom - love the enthusiasm mate but this is a long way away - lets keep the discussion focused on our immediate concerns of sponsors

2016-11-18
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:58 PM

Help wanted: A few of us are going to visit sponsor prospects around Lynwood Center, and I can't find the materials to print out & bring along

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:59 PM

I cannot find them on Google Drive, but I may be looking in the wrong place. Could we just put a folder under the 2016-17 folder that says Materials for Sponsor Visits or something?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:00 PM

I tried to text Ethan but I don't know if he got it, I'm not gonna be able to go today, something came up at home and I have to be at home

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:01 PM

Is this happening now?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:07 PM

OK, since I can't find the materials & Chris can't make it, I think I will postpone.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:07 PM

That works

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:16 PM

Pinned post in this channel have some of what you need

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:18 PM

@Chris Rininger just fwded you something Kevin sent a little while ago with the sponsor benefits in pdf and word doc format

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:18 PM

k thx

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:27 PM

one QQ so I know when the time comes - looking at the sponsor levels and benefits, it seems to indicate $250 is the entry point to be on the t-shirt. Am I reading that right, or is it $500? not remembering that line - thanks

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:30 PM

250 gets the business name, 500 gets the logo

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:31 PM

never mind - I see the doc Jon forwarded from Kevin clarifies that - I was looking at the Sponsor Talking Points / Guide pinned post (less clear there - might be good to update it so things match up)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:52 PM

Fwd'd you guys (hopefully) the final email on the shirts - got an insanely good price from sound repro. We still need a few things from them though - details in the email

2016-11-19
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins10:37 AM

Bill picked up a sample - just need to see and then the specs for artwork

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:07 PM

Any ideas for the West Side Takeover flyer? Or should I just wing it. I did really like @Kevin Hawkins idea of the abbreviation to make people curious. (RTW - robots take over westside) But maybe we don't have enough time for that. Any thoughts on this? (Should I email Bill/Kevin?)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:19 PM

If you remember those examples Kevin showed us of the emails I would use that as a basis (remember the simplistic style)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:19 PM

Oh yeah I forgot about those. I'll take a look.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:47 PM

Not sure if this will be the finished product, but at least here's an idea (Not a lot of room for that but it can be done, take added clutter into account though).

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:50 PM

Spacing is a bit odd between the top and bottom, fixed.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:51 PM

There's some more info that should be there. I'll explain soon, about to drive somewhere

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:51 PM

I figured, it's at least a starting spot.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:20 PM

It looks very good

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:20 PM

Thanks

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:20 PM

I would brighten the dec7 text

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:20 PM

:+1::skin-tone-3:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:21 PM

It does blend into the background a bit more than the yellow yeah

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:23 PM

Main thing I would add is "Proceeds go to Spartronics" change the verbiage though? Sounds awkward. What about "Proceeds to go encouraging STEM education"? Thoughts @Kevin Hawkins?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:24 PM

Is Kevin still having problems with slack? Just curious.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:24 PM

I think he's good. If he doesn't respond I'll just text him :grin:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:25 PM

Okay good.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:25 PM

"Proceeds go to supporting robotics" ??? is that bad or should we not have it focus so much on ourselves.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:27 PM

thats pretty lit

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:27 PM

but I think we should plaster memes all over the school with hidden qr codes in them

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:27 PM

and make it like a big scavenger hunt

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:27 PM

@Rose Bandrowski that's good, I like that

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:28 PM

where you have to go around school with your phone and decipher where the party is by putting together the text from the qr codes

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:28 PM

that would be flaming lit yo

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:28 PM

I can make qr codes btw

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:29 PM

in this way only the dankest meme lords will get to be served pizza by us

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:29 PM

Tom we want everyone to come

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:29 PM

Not just some people

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:30 PM

maybe we could do that for something else then

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:30 PM

Not to mention a portion of the school is not a fan of memes. They would disregard it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:31 PM

The flyer goes up all over town AND at the school. Works for everyone

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer3:31 PM

Including myself

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin3:31 PM

good point jon

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:32 PM

@Chris Mentzer off topic but yeah same if it has white impact font i cringe a little. Especially after that one Wendy's ad...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:51 PM

So from what I've gathered from Kevin and Bill's emails, we're doing a trifold on the brochure correct?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:52 PM

Yes, but it's going to be a build season project. Not enough time now

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:53 PM

You guys keep jumping off-topic and keep changing the topic and makes slack very ineffective.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:53 PM

The original question asked was about funding description– It should say BHS robotics or Bainbridge high school robotics - it should not say stem because that's too broad

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:54 PM

Works for me

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:54 PM

There is no decision on how many folds for the brochure Rose - we need to talk about it and market up before we decide - can't make that decision on Slack

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:55 PM

Okay, I'd like to help on the design so when we come around to designing the brochure I'd like to be included on the conversation.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:57 PM

So no major fixes thus far to the takeover flyer though, correct?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:58 PM

Rose - regarding the Westside poster - nice start! Suggestion: color scheme is not as important as being able to read the text from a distance. make sure you can read the date - since the main draw is pizza - is there a way to incorporate that into the design - even a digital pizza?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:59 PM

Remember the key message were trying to communicate in the takeover is to get people to eat pizza

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:00 PM

It's not about donating money - it's about driving people into the restaurant to eat and that's how will make money.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:00 PM

Okay I'll be sure to draw a pizza in there. I really like the background texture, makes it very appealing (to me at least), and I think's important from a design point of view, but marketing we definitely need some sort of west side/pizza. The thing I'm most worried about is clutter.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:00 PM

Let's see how this prints out as well you may not love the background when you see how the printer messes it up

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:01 PM

Keeping it simple is fine

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:01 PM

Gotcha, so maybe, "enjoy dinner at Westside with spartronics?"

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:01 PM

No

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:01 PM

It's all about the pizza

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:01 PM

Pizza is the most popular food in the world

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:01 PM

It is the number one food among teenagers

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:02 PM

dinner is at six for most people

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:02 PM

We should use that strength of pizza

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:02 PM

"Endjoy PIZZA at Westside with spartronics?"

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:02 PM

Robots take over Westside was a teaser poster idea, remember?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:02 PM

good

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:02 PM

you really have two posters to do

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:02 PM

One for the next 10 days

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:02 PM

The teaser poster that your create

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:02 PM

Creating

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:03 PM

The second one is the drive people to come into the store on December 7

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:03 PM

I'm not telling you to change the first up poster

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:03 PM

Yeah I remember but I tried to do that and I couldn't come up with a good concept design for the robot because I'm not skilled at drawing robots lol.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:03 PM

Correct - first poster

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:03 PM

You don't have to have a robot the poster looks good as a tease

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:03 PM

The second poster should focus on the food and the date

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:04 PM

Okay, I'll try. So this one would be the food and date correct?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:04 PM

I don't have to change it to accommodate the "teaser"

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:04 PM

I was suggesting trying to incorporate a digital pizza in the background on the first poster

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:04 PM

This would be a lot easier to collaborate on if we were doing it in person

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:05 PM

Agreed. I suggested another marketing meeting like the one at Jon's a couple weeks ago but I don't know if we need to.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:05 PM

Something like this but just white?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:06 PM

Really should print out what you've done / I think it's great except for the date as a teaser poster

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:06 PM

The image for pizza would be something for the second post

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:06 PM

Rose once you have a print ready version I can print them in chees room

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:06 PM

How many copies?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:07 PM

That's good John the problem is going to be is that laser printers do not always do well with black ink

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:07 PM

Chee has color

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:07 PM

Only print one copy to see how it looks guys

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:07 PM

Color laser does not print black well in most cases

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:07 PM

And it runs out of ink because it uses all toners

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:07 PM

OK - what would you suggest?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:08 PM

Do a test

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:08 PM

OK

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:08 PM

So just to confirm, The one I made today is fine but I need to add a pizza on it somewhere. And I also need to make a teaser.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:08 PM

You guys are putting the cart before

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:08 PM

The horse

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:09 PM

1. Let's focus on the first poster

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:09 PM

2 The poster is fine except I cannot read the date from a distance

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:09 PM

The blue you're using washes out

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:09 PM

Okay I should change the color to white probably.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:09 PM

The point I was making you might want to use a different color either yellow or white for the day

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:10 PM

Date

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:10 PM

Okay, makes sense.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:10 PM

I love the poster design I just am very worried about what it will do and printed by a laser color printer

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:10 PM

Three years ago we had to scrap a poster that was nearly black -

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:11 PM

It also made cheese printer run out of toner because he does not have a black toner in his color laser cartridge – it uses all colors to print black

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:11 PM

Chee's printer

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:11 PM

Could we get it printed elsewhere?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:12 PM

This is where you need to get creative - money is not always the answers

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:12 PM

Answer

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:12 PM

Is that an option in the first place though.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:12 PM

Color Printing is a dollar a page locally

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:12 PM

And how many are we shooting to print out.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:12 PM

I believe will need somewhere between 25 and 30 copies eventually

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:13 PM

Well then that's probably worth the money, although it may fail just as much as mr.chee's would.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:13 PM

Here I'll do a test on my own printer to see the colors.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:13 PM

I disagree I don't think it's worth the money- I think you need to create something that will print well / this may still print well - so don't give up

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:15 PM

Email a copy of your finished poster want you fix it Rose to Kyanne

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:15 PM

She's got a color printer at Blakely that does have a black laser toner in it

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:15 PM

Once you fix it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:15 PM

Okay yes, it did printed out fine. The background I loved is completely dark blue and you can barely see the texture, it's definetly dark so I need to make that background lighter but that's an easy fix.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:15 PM

(Can you tell I'm dictating verbally - that's all the mistakes)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:16 PM

Lol actually no, I just figured you were typing fast.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:16 PM

So you're gonna learn the number one rule in making any poster as an artist: people have to be able to read it from a distance

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins4:16 PM

I showed Kyanne what you created and she could not read the date - but she love the design

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:17 PM

Okay, I've changed the date and a few other thing's I'll post a new version.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:19 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:20 PM

I still have to emphasize on the pizza but other than that it's mostly fixed.

James Slattery
James Slattery4:21 PM

Only thing is there is no logo...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:21 PM

Oh good point

James Slattery
James Slattery4:22 PM

Apart from that looks baws

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:22 PM

Ugh I'm trying to keep it as uncluttered as possible and there's no good space for the logo at least from my eye. Any thoughts? Thanks James.

James Slattery
James Slattery4:23 PM

Behind the "robots take over westside" with opacity low

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:23 PM

and if I'm putting a logo on this I'm not drawing a pizza unless it's a background - keep that in mind Kevin

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:23 PM

Okay, I'll try that.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:30 PM

Eh....

James Slattery
James Slattery4:31 PM

agreed

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:32 PM

The only reason why it's kinda eh I think is bc the two yellows seem kinda funny together...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:32 PM

That too but if I make it normal, it takes away from the words

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:32 PM

It also looks weird on the bottom area

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:32 PM

Exactly

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:33 PM

The ONLY thing I thought MIGHT work was if it was hanging off the side a bit which is not favorable but I like it a lot more than any of the other things I tried.

James Slattery
James Slattery4:33 PM

What if we just had it the same opacity is the bottom corner... Then it is like the "nike swoosh' but instead of a shoe it is a flyer

James Slattery
James Slattery4:33 PM

smaller size

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:34 PM

I'll try that.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:34 PM

It might look busy tho

James Slattery
James Slattery4:34 PM

ugg then it will not be symmetrical

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:34 PM

The proceeds bit overlays it too which is annoying.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:35 PM

Although I have to say it's probably the best option.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:35 PM

If we have to choose between the two, I'd choose the corner. Neither is a great option. Nor is leaving it off though

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:36 PM

Nooo corner

James Slattery
James Slattery4:36 PM

why isnt paper 8.5x15... would make life easier

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:36 PM

What if it was on either side of the details

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:36 PM

The Spartronics part and date

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:36 PM

?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:37 PM

nike swoosh?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:37 PM

logo then "Spartronics 4915" then logo

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:38 PM

But the logo would be the size of two lines

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:38 PM

That'd have to be really small.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:38 PM

No It's way too small.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:39 PM

Ok

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:39 PM

What if I put it in the O of robots...

James Slattery
James Slattery4:40 PM

with that font... the o is a square not circle

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:40 PM

Yeah You're right

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:40 PM

Yeah...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:40 PM

Could replace it entirely

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:40 PM

Just one of them

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:41 PM

I think that's what they meant

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:41 PM

(Except with both)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:41 PM

I can make the robots part aligned to the left and put the logo on the right side of it. That would make it uncentered though. I'll try the O thing

James Slattery
James Slattery4:41 PM

the font is a 1:2 ratio while our logo is a 1:1 (in terms of width V height)

James Slattery
James Slattery4:42 PM

you can try it but if feel like it would be strange

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:42 PM

Ugh that's so frustrating

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:42 PM

I tried yeah not working

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:42 PM

It's overlapping other letters

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:43 PM

Only works if I make it REALLY small so obviously not a good option.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:46 PM

Or you could oversized it in the background so that it's behind everything and goes off the edges and have it be darker than the current background

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:46 PM

Like a really dark navy

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:47 PM

I'll try it (got bored and was trying to fit in the O on spartronics lol)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:47 PM

Lol gj rose

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:48 PM

It's not going to show up as darker

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:48 PM

Oh ok

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:48 PM

Maybe lighter then?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:48 PM

Lighter maybe yeah but for it to stand out at all the whole thing looks cluttered

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:49 PM

I'll post it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:50 PM

When you save the file as everything but a png

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:51 PM

I don't know how much it'll show up on print. I can try it...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:51 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:51 PM

Not my favorite but doable

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:51 PM

I like this better

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:52 PM

Ugh I need to get on the teaser. That's the priority. any ideas

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:52 PM

We can deal with this later.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:53 PM

(My brother says he likes this one better too btw)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:53 PM

Okay lol

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:53 PM

Yee

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:56 PM

Oh one more thing about this one... what if you made the back ground more blurry?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:57 PM

Why

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:58 PM

Then your focus goes more to the words

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:58 PM

Well these is the digital version, the paper one is going to have an extremely crappy version of that background if it shows up at all tbh.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:59 PM

Lol ok

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:59 PM

We have screens all over the school so we can use a digital version people!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:59 PM

when you go into the bhs lobby

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin4:59 PM

there is a screen on the wall there

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:00 PM

if you have a digital poster just turn it landscape and stick it in there for petes sake we don't even need posters really!

James Slattery
James Slattery5:00 PM

Tom, I run the screens... This is for places around the island.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:01 PM

around the island?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:01 PM

cool

James Slattery
James Slattery5:01 PM

BHS Students + Community Support = More Dinero 4 us = more fun stuff to buy

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:02 PM

more dinero 4 us?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:02 PM

(Money)

James Slattery
James Slattery5:02 PM

:moneybag:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:02 PM

xd

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:02 PM

your money is mine

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:02 PM

mwahahaha

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:32 PM

This is going out over email & slack fyi

Hey marketers! Time for me to remind you to finish your outreach to sponsors!

Heres where we stand. All of the following have yet to be contacted or the spreadsheet is not updated:

McDonalds - Slatttery
Casa Rojas - Charlotte + Chris M
Island Fitness - Bill
Subi - Charlotte
Hitchcocks - Charlotte
Pane D'Amour - Ethan
BI Thai - Kevin
Backstreat Beats - Chris M
Bainbridge Technology - Luke F

All of those have either been not contacted or the spreadsheet has not been updated (link is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ngbaktQMxdk7Xzsi3R6tAKWoEjwEQXPsPAWyJBoMk/edit?usp=sharing)

Get on em' guys! Only a little while left to do this!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:32 PM

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:34 PM

FYI . My color laser printer does have a black toner cartridge

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:46 PM

mcdonalds?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:47 PM

what about treehouse cafe, ace hardware and the bank?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:48 PM

All of those have already been handled

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:48 PM

awesome!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:51 PM

I think the posters look pretty good - nice work! I was wondering about adding a bit of whimsy... maybe a robot head peaking at one of the corners? Clearly not required - just looking for something that will catch the eye of younger kids.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:52 PM

Thanks! That's kinda adorable aw, I'll try and do something like that.

2016-11-20
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins10:49 AM

Love that idea Chris- Rose, can you email what you have to Kyanne when you have a draft? I'd like to see how her printer at work does

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:50 AM

Sure. I have yesterday's draft, I haven't added the tiny robot and logo yet. Is that okay?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:55 AM

I'll assume since it's just a draft that it's fine.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:56 AM

I actually don't have Kyanne's email...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:58 AM

@Kevin Hawkins

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins12:02 PM

KyanneHawkins at Gmail dot-com / looks like my entry of the email in slack erased it

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins12:03 PM

@Rose Bandrowski: see note above

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:28 PM

Thanks Kevin :3

2016-11-21
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:30 PM

This is going out over email & slack fyi

Hey guys! Time for me to remind you to finish your outreach to sponsors (yet again)!

Heres where we stand. All of the following have yet to be contacted or the spreadsheet is not updated:


Casa Rojas - Charlotte + Chris M
Island Fitness - Bill
Subi - Charlotte
Hitchcocks - Charlotte
Pane D'Amour - Ethan
BI Thai - Kevin
Backstreat Beats - Chris M
Bainbridge Technology - Luke F
Todd Adams - Marie
Simply Bainbridge - Marie
Windermere - Marie

All of those have either been not contacted or the spreadsheet has not been updated (link is here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ngbaktQMxdk7Xzsi3R6tAKWoEjwEQXPsPAWyJBoMk/edit?usp=sharing)

Get on em' guys! Only a little while left to do this!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:30 PM

2016-11-22
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:28 PM

Fun idea: Short 1 minute video of students / mentors saying what about robotics they are thankful for - get a quote while we finish the student pictures then edit together - shouldn’t take more than an hour. Thoughts?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:28 PM

Ohoho I'd love to post that to the instagram.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:28 PM

Great thing for the season + Fairbank maybe?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:29 PM

So wouldn't have it for the holiday

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:29 PM

Because we don't have a team meeting before

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:30 PM

We'd need to get it done asap if we were planning to have it out by thanksgiving (obviously)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:34 PM

I am aware. I mean more the holiday season to be honest.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:35 PM

Okay.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:35 PM

We should do some more holiday themed stuff though I think.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:36 PM

I'll probably do some art for a thanksgiving post actually.

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton4:39 PM

a knight wheeling a cooked turkey around on the robot cart? :P

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:40 PM

XD love it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:41 PM

@Chris Mentzer @Chris Rininger @Gabriel Travis @Luke Frank @Ethan Rininger thoughts?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:50 PM

cricket chirp cricket chirp

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:25 PM

ikr

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin5:26 PM

What if we did a video where we are working on the robot and then we turn away for one second and when we look back it has been replaced by a turkey

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt5:55 PM

One prob, we don't have a robot to work on.

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:55 PM

eh?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:56 PM

just use the old one

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin7:56 PM

and we don't have to be working on it we could just have a mentor be showing us how it worked

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:57 PM

I think that sounds great @Jon Coonan we'd have to get the people who already got pictures too

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:58 PM

True

2016-11-23
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:43 PM

Lol thanksgiving post because why not

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:44 PM

I accidentally drew all on one layer like the spaz I am.

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton7:44 PM

caption: "I'm sure programming can fix it"

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:44 PM

:joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:45 PM

If anyone wants to use this for another social media post for tomorrow feel free!

2016-11-25
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:11 AM

Question @Jon Coonan Should we still pursue Pane D'amour to sponsor if Bainbridge Bakers is already a sponsor? Would it violate t-shirt noncompete?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:11 AM

Is Pane d'amour another bakery on the island?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:12 AM

Because we don't like to compete, but we also may not get a sponsorship from Bainbridge bakers because they're changing owners

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:16 AM

thanksgiving is over now

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:16 AM

good job?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:24 AM

@Chris Rininger:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:26 AM

I'm not sure we're interested because we've been persuading Bainbridge bakers but we're not sure they'll sponsor us anymore. @Jon Coonan ?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:26 AM

Pane d'amour is a French bakery located at Lynwood Center. They sell other French cooking and baking stuff as well, so I guess they're actually part bakery & part mini French foodie grocery

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:26 AM

Okay

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:26 AM

Do you have a personal connect with them?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:26 AM

No, I think Ethan's name is on there because we live nearby

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:27 AM

We were also thinking of hitting some other Lynnwood businesses

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:27 AM

Okay. @Bill Davis any thoughts on Bainbridge bakers?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:28 AM

They said to contact their new owner but by the time it's switched it may be too late.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:28 AM

Just woke up. Bainbridge Bakers is planning on pledging. I would say hold off on pane damour

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:29 AM

Supposed to be figured out by 11/17 by @Charlotte Larson Freeman @Bill Davis @Marie Sachs. I would hold off until we here from one of them

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:30 AM

got it thx for confirming - and the absolute last day deadline to have confirmed sponsorships is when again @Jon Coonan

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:30 AM

Yeah I was at the last meeting with them but during the conversation I was maybe drawing on their chalk board so I'm not sure how accurate my knowledge is...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:30 AM

12/5

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:30 AM

@Chris Rininger

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:32 AM

Since we're on the topic, have we heard back from any of the sponsors Bill and my group visited on the 17th?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:44 AM

I have not heard anything. I just pinged them, so hopefully they will respond. If not can you email them?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:45 AM

Sure. (sorry hope we didn't wake you up)

James Slattery
James Slattery10:45 AM

lol john hates email now

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:46 AM

Haha, I’d do it myself but I’m working on other projects currently

James Slattery
James Slattery10:46 AM

Also we need to get the instagram account integrated with Twitter, Facebook, ect so we can mulipost to many social mediasssss

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:47 AM

Oh yeah, forgot about that.

James Slattery
James Slattery10:47 AM

Like turkey post was only on insta not twitter , fb, &otr stuff

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:47 AM

You have the PWs right? If so can you do that right now just so we don’t have to worry about it

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:47 AM

@James Slattery

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:48 AM

Mentioning a problem is a very dangerous thing. You'll end up having to fix it. Yeah that'd be great James, you do that.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:52 AM

Btw last I heard about Bainbridge Bakers is that they got a new owner and we don't know if they're going to sponsor us yet. But that was a while ago. (Just to answer the the thing about Pan d'amour if that's what u were asking)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:53 AM

Okay yes that's what I thought. Thanks Charlotte.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:53 AM

Yw!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:54 AM

Yeah I think u were there anyway Rose

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:54 AM

I was but I was kinda drawing a gear on their chalkboard when this exact conversation was happening...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:55 AM

So I wasn't sure if my memory was accurate XD

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:55 AM

Lol okay

James Slattery
James Slattery10:57 AM

Twitter is integrated and Instagram uses the FB account logged into that device to post so only ppl who can post on both will be able to use that feature (BC there is no spartronics fb account just page)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:58 AM

Okay so if I just post on Instagram normally it won't post on facebook but it will on twitter

James Slattery
James Slattery10:59 AM

You need to click the twitter icon when posting

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:59 AM

Oh, gotcha.

James Slattery
James Slattery10:59 AM

I authenticated our Instagram account with Twitter so in theory it should globally work

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:59 AM

Okay.

2016-11-27
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:55 AM

Hey guys, Bill is visiting BIcycle with me to deliver their "package" (Invoice and sponsorship level). Anyone want to join? Tomorrow at 3:30 @Jon Coonan @Marie Sachs @Charlotte Larson Freeman @Ethan Rininger @Luke Frank @Chris Mentzer (I'll sent this over email to make sure Bill knows)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:27 PM

My official title is now M&M (for marketing and mechanics).

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:04 PM

@Luke Frank volunteered, but if anyone else wants to join feel free.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:20 PM

Hopefully this is our last version, I think it looks great (even if it's a bit crowded). I couldn't fit a little robot in there it's just so busy with it.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:20 PM

@Kevin Hawkins

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:22 PM

looks great / let me sketch out the one idea that chris had suggested about the robot peeking in

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:22 PM

Okay.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:23 PM

I tried to put the picture you sent me over email on it but it didn't have a transparent background

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:24 PM

Rose: In photoshop, look at the top of the screen menu (file, edit etc): Select -> Color Range or use magic wand to select the area that is not what you want

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:25 PM

If I had know the color range one before... wow I could have used that for so many things what an Idiot. Thanks Jon.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:30 PM

I'm pretty neutral. Just tell me whether it's a yay or nay, marketing and we'll have our final print (hopefully)

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:30 PM

I like it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:31 PM

@Kevin Hawkins Any thoughts?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:40 PM

Trying to watch the game - I like it. The other idea I had was to peel the page.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:40 PM

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:40 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:40 PM

h my goodness that's great!

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:40 PM

I don't have the skills to do it right. your call

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:41 PM

Okay. Thanks

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:41 PM

Watching the game (painfully) so GOOD LUCK - in Rose I trust!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:41 PM

Sorry I don't keep up with sports very much, hope it gets better! Thanks lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:43 PM

I think I might leave it just because it seems like a lot of work. If it's bugging anyone else enough to change it, I'll send you the psd.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:45 PM

Thought: For the teaser flyer, what if we did a movie poster style? I'm imagining some poorly photoshopped pictures of the captains and a overdreamatic font saying "Westside takeover, december 10"

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:45 PM

check random channel

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin2:45 PM

make poster in style of video

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:46 PM

I'll probably stick to something simple but it might be a fun idea for a later poster for like the open house or something.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:46 PM

That would be pretty cool

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:46 PM

11 days until takeover. Might not be worth it at this point. Did we ever figure out printing situation @Rose Bandrowski

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:46 PM

I think it'd be hilarious, but more work than I'm may be willing to do. Plus we'd need good photos of the captains XD

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:47 PM

I don't know, Kevin had kyanne print it out but I'm not sure we have a finalized solution

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:51 PM

@Kevin Hawkins (Sorry to bother your game) Really quickly, did we come up with a solution for printing? I believe we talked about Kyanne printing them at a higher quality printer she had access to or using Mr.Chee's printer. Did we finalize it?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:57 PM

I like the idea of the teaser but yeah we're getting a bit too close (sorry, I should have gotten it done earlier). Should we call it off? It's going to take a lot of work to put the teaser posters up and then the event ones so close to each other to be honest.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:58 PM

Unless Kevin thinks otherwise imho

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:44 PM

I like how the poster turned out, Rose - thank you for your hard work!

2016-11-28
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:12 AM

Thanks you! No problem at all :smile:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:13 AM

@Chris Rininger:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:56 PM

Tuck this in the back of your mind: calico cat would like to sponsor but they have no donation money so they said come back at the beginning of the year. I say we visit again around January/February.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:19 PM

@Kevin Hawkins do we have a plan for printing the Westside flyers? Side note, when are we going to get them around school / the community? We need to be on this ASAP we're getting close!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:21 PM

@Jon Coonan Have you talked to asb? Can we get an announcement soon about the west side takeover?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:21 PM

(Is trying to get our shit together we're running out of time)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:22 PM

Also I believe we had a plan to get some advertisement about it in Spartan News - who's on that? and there's going to be a video this week I believe so better get that done.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:27 PM

Printed the flyers today. I want to go around with Luke (already agreed to help) plus one more tomorrow to distribute.

Asb will be discussed at next meeting along with bulletin, newsletter (which Jennifer had written and will be ready to go out wed), media screens social media etc.

Spartan news is being handled. They dropped the ball and thought it was longer away than it was, so they suggested swapping a bit for the video gabe + Lukas are making. That will be done by tomorrow night

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:27 PM

Anyone else down to help tomorrow? Meet at t&c at 4

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:28 PM

In a sentence Rose, it's all done or almost done just needs to go out

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:29 PM

Okay thanks, communication that flyers were printed and ready would have been nice but otherwise thanks for the update.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:32 PM

Funnily enough, I was just about to type it out. Just got home from the dentist. Thanks for keeping track of this stuff though, it's good to know people are paying attention!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:34 PM

Lol. Okay glad to know you were on it. Side note: keep some flyers/print more to give to team on Wednesday and command all to shove in their friends and family's faces so they go XD

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:35 PM

Good idea

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:35 PM

(Takes by shoulders and shakes violently) "GO TO THE THING YOU MUST"

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:35 PM

Great idea rose:joy::joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:36 PM

Lol actually what I did to my friends... it worked I think? :joy:

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:08 PM

We should put up a banner in the armory

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:08 PM

that way we could direct people from the armory to go to westside via the monorail

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:09 PM

What are you talking about? Armory? Monorail?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:10 PM

wait the event is at westside right?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:10 PM

Westside Pizza, Bainbridge Island

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:10 PM

oh

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:10 PM

I thought you meant westside in seattle

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:11 PM

...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:11 PM

Not exactly

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:14 PM

woops

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:29 PM

FYI, this is going out over email and Slack. Feel free to reply as a confirmation in either

Hey guys,

We have a LOT of work to do before the Takeover next week - so I'm gonna assign some stuff and we can work on it at the Wednesday meeting. Come to the meeting with a mock-up (images, writing of what will go out etc) of what we need.

@James Slattery : Takeover info on Media Screens / Site. Use the info on the flyer.

@Charlotte Larson Freeman : Get a message in the bulletin through Mary Sue Silver. Use info on flyer

@Gabriel Travis + Lukas: 30 second video. Already spoke with you about this and the deadline of tomorrow night

@Jennifer Allen : Newsletter still needs work (talk to Kevin)

@Rose Bandrowski : Get that flyer on insta - plus day before and day of promo posts

@Luke Frank : Same as Rose just Twitter. I will give you credentials.

@Chris Mentzer + @Ethan Rininger : Reach out to the ASB officers - I will give you Henry Bacon's email. Coordinate with each other to write up a draft of the message read. Use info on flyer.

Get to work guys! Don't have a lot of time here!

Jennifer Allen
Jennifer Allen6:29 PM

@Jennifer Allen has joined the channel

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:31 PM

What do you want us to reach out to the ASB officers about? Just wanna make sure I know what I'm doing

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:32 PM

The Westside takeover, Jon is it too soon to promote the FLL event?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:43 PM

Go ahead on insta with that too @Rose Bandrowski

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:43 PM

Okay. Aye Aye Cap'n

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:43 PM

@Chris Mentzer westside takeover. Work with Ethan to draft a 2-3 sentence description and be ready to get edits on wed. Use flyer info

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:45 PM

Sounds good

2016-12-01
Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis9:31 AM

Anyone in marketing interested in learning how to manage our Spartronics app? It's not too hard and you don't need to know any coding! I'm mentioning people who might not have a standing 'position' but anyone who's interested should DM me ASAP! @Luke Frank @Charlotte Larson Freeman @Chris Mentzer @Ethan Rininger

Bill Davis
Bill Davis6:14 PM

I need Jon's address please! anyone?

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:20 PM

Just press Ctrl+k then type in jon and hit enter

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin6:20 PM

then ask jon for his address

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:21 PM

@Jon Coonan

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:22 PM

6001 Rose Loop

2016-12-02
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:54 AM

Seriously awesome job on the spartan news bit @Gabriel Travis

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:56 AM

Yeah that was great

Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis8:57 AM

Haha thanks but I can't take all the credit Lukas helped a lot too!

Tom Wiggin
Tom Wiggin10:59 AM

@Tom Wiggin has left the channel

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:02 PM

PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER EVENT - WHAT VOLUNTEERS NEED TO KNOW:

1. Wear your team shirt - this is a MUST. If you don't have one, borrow one or call/text Kevin at your size.

2. Meet at the High School this Saturday no later than 8:25 am - 8:15 am preferred as we must leave on time for the 8:45 am ferry. We will have 3 vehicles, 4 students each car:

Kevin Hawkins –Blue Honda Pilot - 3 students + Robot
Kyanne Hawkins – Silver Santa Fe - 4 students + Table and Marketing stuff
Michael Rosen – 3-4 students, including Samantha (Katie will be meeting us there, but not sure if she needs a ride back)

3. Please bring a bag lunch or cash for the Pacific Science Center Food Court/Armory - I will bring a case of water - Food options here: http://www.seattlecenter.com/food/

4. Note your assignment below - volunteers for the event assignments are coming

5. Be ready to share the PHUN!


EVENT
Unified Robotics State Championship Event
Pacific Science Center
Saturday, Dec. 3
10 am – 3 pm
http://unifiedrobotics.org/

Event: Washington state high schools face off in Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship Tournament. Unified Robotics brings the sport of robotics to high school students with and without disabilities. Athletes and partners work 1:1 designing, building, and programming robots for a unique game challenge. Over 12 schools will be participating with one, or more, robots in this tournament. Special Olympics promotes acceptance and inclusion in school communities where students are agents of change. Open to the public – come be amazed by seeing first-hand what is possible!

Remember: Our friends at 4911 - Cyberknights at Kings High School - are hosts and founders of Unified Robotics.

TRANSPORTATION
Leave High School no later than 8:25 am for 8:45 am Ferry - Try to arrive at 8:15 am
Return on 3:45 pm ferry (if not sold out and we break down in time;
4:40 pm if we miss it)

Two Mentors and a Volunteer driving:

Michael Rosen, Kyanne Hawkins and Kevin Hawkins

ASSIGNMENTS

Demo Drive Team – 2 shifts:
AM - Clio Batali and James Sovick (10 am – 12:30 pm)
PM - Alex Larson Freeman and Samantha Rosen (12:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

Pit Information Crew:
Jon Coonan
Rose Bandrowski
Jack Chapman

Photographer for social media (use Kevin's phone):
Victoria Kleiven

Volunteers for event - assigned as Queuers
Lucas Nalley
Katie Yoson
Chris Mentzer

Any questions/concerns - just contact me by email, cell or text.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:02 PM

Kevin cell is - Kevin's email is

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:03 PM

fyi, pretty sure this doesn't have any info on girls gen. You may want to change the title. http://spartronics4915.com/girls-generation-new-spartronics-room-and-how-to-become-a-sponsor/

2016-12-03
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger1:44 PM

So yesterday we went to Lynwood and went to 4 businesses. Only two of the owners were there. Salty dog wash and Pane de Amore were there while Walt's and Islandcool were not. Pane de Amore seemed very interested in doing an in-kind sponsorship by giving us French breads and pastries to feed us in our meetings and Salty Dog Wash said that they would get back to us

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee1:48 PM

ethan_rininger ,thanks for the update.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:17 PM

Thanks, Ethan. Regarding Pane d'Amore the owner Elliot is definitely very interested in supporting us by providing baked goods - we just need to coordinate with him. He mentioned he could provide loaves of bread for sandwiches at meals during events, pastries for events (e.g. open house), etc. During build season, we could go there at the end of their business day & pick up stuff that didn't sell that day & bring it to the high school. Elliot also has a kid that participated in some level of youth robotics - good chance they'll come to the open house. Allison from Salty Dog Wash was super kind & interested in sponsoring but needed to run it by her co-owner... it seems to me they're still a fairly new business trying to grow a customer base so I expect a small donation if anything.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:21 PM

@Chris Rininger: I'm so down for those pastries / sandwiches

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:22 PM

I'm with Rose there

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:23 PM

Now you have ME thinking about it... time for a snack :slightlysmilingface:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:50 PM

Coordinate with coach on it. We have couple of mentors dedicated to feeding us so all we need to do is tell them

2016-12-06
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:15 PM

If anyone wants to create a quick piece of art/poster looking thing promoting the takeover tomorrow I'd love to post it to the instagram and twitter (this is a job I'd like done tonight!) I'd do it but am currently drowning in homework.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:36 PM

No takers? It wouldn't take long, you can practice your Photoshop skills, newbies.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:52 PM

@Chris Mentzer @Ethan Rininger

2016-12-07
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:52 AM

Spread the word!!!

2016-12-08
Finn Mander
Finn Mander5:37 PM

Does anyone have an hdmi capture card that I can use at FLL? They are typically used with recording video games.

2016-12-09
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:12 PM

Jon and marketing . Please return onniwheel and leftover stickers from Fairbanks presentation. Shall we hand out at FLL ?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:15 PM

@Enrique Chee I have the omniwheel - I'll bring it back Monday.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:29 PM

I'll bring the stickers - will bring tomorrow

2016-12-10
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:55 PM

@Enrique Chee: can I return the omniwheel later? We discovered how useful it can be recently!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:55 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:56 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:57 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:57 PM

(Don't worry we're being careful)

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:01 PM

Yes

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:04 PM

Smh @Rose Bandrowski

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:04 PM

:joy:

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:05 PM

You're just jealous you didn't take it home hah

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:12 PM

Great part about this is I can actually use these photos for Christmas themed posts haha multitasking.

2016-12-11
Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton2:56 PM

Hey @Finn Mander is there a video of that one 83 point match? I'm curious how they got there

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman4:59 PM

A video of the last 110 point match would be nice too

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton5:02 PM

Oh what? I didn't know about that one

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton5:02 PM

definitely

2016-12-12
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:20 PM

This is the snapcode for Spartronics snapchat account which we are going to drop at the start of the new year (more specifically when school resumes). Go ahead and scan it and add us if you want, we wont have anything on it for a little while. We will be working to print this out at our wednesday meeting

2016-12-14
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:13 AM

dropping an idea for the pit here: given Steampunk theme, what if we spelled out Spartronics using blue pipes (might need to paint them) and then back lit the pipes with yellow light, kinda like this (except pipes)... https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Sign+Backlit+Letters&view=detailv2&&id=1D045CF7F6B9A84EF29DA16E74861C896D1580D6&selectedIndex=0&ccid=2omvyoi7&simid=608045406204201813&thid=OIP.Mda89afca88bb16aaed2c3c31eb818ef2H0&ajaxhist=0

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:14 AM

Cool idea, but we need to use the pit in future years so idk if it's worth the effort. Let's revisit during build season

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:48 PM

Told my mom about the "beanies" and she was worried I might get lift.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:49 PM

`facepalms` smh

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:50 PM

Same tho

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:51 PM

Robotics: where even our parents make fun of us

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:51 PM

Nah my mom does that anyways :joy:

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:51 PM

Lol

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:52 PM

I think even we make fun of ourselves...

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:53 PM

Haha the truth

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:21 PM

I know you guys already printed out the snapchat thing but for future - wanna put our logo inside?

2016-12-15
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:21 AM

Then it would give away the fact its ours

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:24 AM

Oh I didn't realize we were trying to be sneaky lol

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 AM

I was wondering why you guys didn't put any identification on it earlier - actually a good idea

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:25 AM

The idea is that people scan it out of curiosity, then add us because they can easily

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:25 AM

Works a lot better then saying “oh by the way follow us on snapchat"

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 AM

Maybe for our social media tho because people will obviously know it's ours. But yeah that totally makes sense

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:55 AM

@Chris Mentzer here's the Microsoft Philanthropies logo in case you don't have it

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:52 AM

@Chris Rininger: should I have the philanthropies part too or just the Microsoft

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:56 AM

The philanthropies part too - this is new this year. Microsoft is significantly upping the energy and resources it is spending on a wide variety of philanthropic pursuits around the world, and along with that they've decided to launch a differentiated brand for Microsoft Philanthropies.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:59 AM

In the context of our T-shirt design, I think you could probably get away with reducing the vertical white space between "Microsoft" and "Philanthropies". I know space is tight, and I'm not sure the logo designers were thinking about the kind of application you're working on.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:00 AM

Okay, sounds good, I'll work on that

2016-12-17
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:04 PM

The three downloadable content packs (http://www.firstinspires.org/2017-frc-teaser) have some great posters & other images, logos, Steampunk fonts, etc. I recommend checking them out, and I think it might be fun to print the posters for the robotics room. If we're thinking of incorporating anything Steampunky on this year's shirt design, the fonts might be something to look at.

2016-12-18
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:04 PM

What's the status of the logos for the team shirts and banners?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:04 PM

deadline was 15th

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:05 PM

I'm working on the shirt, not sure about the banner, I wasn't aware there was a deadline

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:06 PM

That's the problem with slack - email on the 15th Kevin Hawkins <kevhawkins@gmail.com>
Dec 15 (3 days ago)

to Jonathan, James, Christopher, Enrique, Bill, Chris
Hey guys,

Just a reminder on the team shirt: I would like to help finalize these as soon as we can.

I have done the final QC on the logo layout since the very first shirt and would like to offer my guidance to Chris.

I am back in the office after lunch tomorrow.

We also need to order two banners and should to the layout for that at the same time.

(esigns is tough to beat - under $100 each).

Cheers,

Kevin

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:07 PM

Kevin: are we talking deadline for having the logos or for creation of the shirt / banner?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:08 PM

BOTH

James Slattery
James Slattery2:08 PM

We started to develop the graphic last team meeting for the t-shirt. Chris has the file and the logos and just needs to add them to the PSD. Then that would be done and we can print the T-Shirts (Not sure how the new t-shirt vendor works exactly) As for the banner I am not sure who is working on that. If we have all the logos once the team shirt is done it would not be hard to build the banner (basically changing file detentions and adding more text)

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:09 PM

Reminder: the reason we had a deadline for the sponsors was to get the team shirt order. We need to order to have the before Kickoff. We may have missed that opportunity. Banner would be needed for the LGI if we have parents and sponsors

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:09 PM

Banners take 2-3 days

James Slattery
James Slattery2:10 PM

So, if we get the graphics done today. We could have the banners for kickoff, right? @Chris Mentzer have you worked on it since the last meeting?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:11 PM

That would be great. Again, if help is needed, I am happy to help...

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:12 PM

If we could get that done today @Chris Mentzer that would be AWESOME since we have never had shirts and banner ready for kickoff when a student has done it

James Slattery
James Slattery2:14 PM

Once T-Shirt graphic is done it will only take like 30 minutes to generate the banner graphic. (Then another 30 to upload to esigns :smile: last year file was huge) As for the new t-shirt vendor, how do we define what goes on the sleve, front, back, ect. All chris is working on is the back.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:15 PM

Vendor already had the front and sleeve done just needs the back

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:15 PM

First logo on the right sleeve - same as last 2 years. I think we also need to check with Coach to add the WA First logo as a sponsor - or we could also have on the sleeve. Let

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:15 PM

I'm actually super busy today and won't be home til late tonight, but I could see when I get home if I can finish it then, if not I will wake up early tomorrow to finish it

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:16 PM

's catch Coach after this meeting

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:17 PM

I will check with Bill - issue is printers have fewer hours during Holiday season. If we get a final by Monday, that would be great. Banner layout is VERY different than the team shirt, fyi

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:17 PM

It might be helpful if I did a quick rough mockup based on the list, but I am gone until tonight after today's meeting.

James Slattery
James Slattery2:17 PM

Ya but having all the logos on a Photoshop canvas in donation order saves a bunch of time

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:17 PM

Chris M - school work comes first!!!

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:18 PM

Yes, James, very true.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:18 PM

I have break to do school work so I can do the logos tomorrow morning and get them to you

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:19 PM

Don't rush on account of us, get your school stuff done and do the job right - thanks :+1:

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:21 PM

I'll do that as soon as possible, today's the last day I'm super busy as far as I'm aware so I will do that tomorrow probably and get those to Kevin

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:21 PM

Put it here so we can get a second set of eyes then send to bill

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:21 PM

He is our contact for the vendor

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:21 PM

Will do

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:23 PM

FYI - Check with Chris R but the logo link for Microsoft in the tracking sheet is wrong - should be Microsoft Philanthropies = Example here http://s3.amazonaws.com/techimpact/wp-content/uploads/20150627194835/PhilanthropiesLogowithMSFTgray-1024x371.png

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:23 PM

Don't worry - handled it at the meeting

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:24 PM

Bill is the contact for the team shirt - I will work with Coach Chee to order the banners through esigns as we use Chee's account

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:26 PM

I see no Microsoft Philanthropy high res logo in Google Drive - only Microsoft. All logos should be eps, ai , svg 300 dpi

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:26 PM

I got the Microsoft philanthropies logo from Chris R. I'm not sure about the banner if that's supposed to be a different format, I was not informed about whether or not I should be making that

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:26 PM

I haven't put it in the google drive yet but I did get it from Chris

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:26 PM

Make sure ALL high res logos are in the Google Drive - let's create a new folder - 2017 Sponsor Logos

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:26 PM

Banners will need a eps or svg due to how darn big the thing is

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:27 PM

We already have a folder

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:27 PM

So will team shirts, believe it or not or they will not look good

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:27 PM

It's in the marketing drive, right @Chris Mentzer?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:27 PM

Where?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:29 PM

Reminder: ONLY Silver or above sponsors get a logo - $250 get a name - we will make an exception for T&C as they are legacy and we will use their logo

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:30 PM

Suggest we put a year on the logo folder - there are other folders from the past with a similar name - Let

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:30 PM

's add 2017 - make sense?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:30 PM

Yeah, I wasn't sure how much they needed to get a logo so I just got all of them but I will be making sure I only have the right ones

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:30 PM

Great Chris. I will stop bugging you - just let me know if I can help!

James Slattery
James Slattery2:31 PM

Ya, it is in the marketing 2016-2017 parent directory but I will add it to the actual folder for searching purposes

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:31 PM

Will do

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins2:32 PM

Thrilled you are doing this Chris. I will reward you for this extra effort!

James Slattery
James Slattery2:33 PM

I know it is repetitive work (did it last year) but it makes you more confident with photoshop so that is a good skill.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:34 PM

Yep, I gotta go as I'm not at home and I'm busy right now, if anything else comes up that I need to be updated on just let me know and I'll see it later

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:00 PM

Any thoughts

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:04 PM

Do it @ a pre kickoff meeting maybe

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:05 PM

Okay I'll keep it in mind.

2016-12-19
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:52 PM

I finished putting all the logos together, I'm pretty sure you wanted it on a white background but if that was wrong it would be an easy fix. Any suggestions on how to make it better would be greatly appreciated!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:53 PM

Double check that all the yellows are the same - they look a little varied

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:54 PM

Also is there a way to get all the supporters on the bottom row while keeping it balanced?

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton4:58 PM

I feel like Dalton Family is too stretched out and Mr. Shutt is too compressed

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:59 PM

Yes - we want them to be as closely sized as possible based on contribution

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:59 PM

Some of the yellows did get messed up, working on those now, I'll also fix Dalton and Shutt

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:14 PM

If I try to get all the supporters on the bottom row there is an empty space next to GE and Pane d'Amore has to stay where it is, it cant fit on the bottom with the rest unless they"re very small. Here's what it would look like

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:18 PM

I could try and move the WAV and GE logos to a more central spot to try and make it look better

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:19 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:19 PM

Do that so it's symmetrical

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:19 PM

Exactly

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:19 PM

There needs to be a bit more space between all the logos they come very close to overlapping

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:30 PM

I got some more space between some of the logos

2016-12-20
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:14 AM

just for the purpose of layout review, would it be possible to change the color to black for higher contrast?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:25 AM

nevermind - zoomed version is readable

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:41 AM

I think GE healthcare could be more centered between the top and the bottom but besides that it looks great.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:52 AM

@Chris Mentzer read Kevin's email - shift focus from the shirt to sponsor banner to get it done TODAY - also remember that donation determines size, all the logos are equally sized in your current mockup. This applies to the banner as well

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:04 AM

Chris M. . Thanks on working on this . Let Jon know if you need help .

Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:29 AM

@Jon Coonan : did we not get accepted into the nvidia program this year?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:31 AM

They have not gotten back to us yet

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:21 PM

@Chris Mentzer: I can assist, review, whatever will help with the banner layout. I assume there an layout from last year to use as a reference?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:22 PM

I could even meet up to work together... Some others from the family are going shopping, and it would be a good reason to not go :nerd_face:

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:23 PM

On nVidia, since they gave us so much last year and may again this year, should we not include them?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:25 PM

I think I should be fine, I found the .psd file from last years banner so I can work with that

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee1:01 PM

I say don't and if they give us money we can add next year .

Bill Davis
Bill Davis3:38 PM

Arrrgghhhh! I can't hit return without starting a new message (Slack and I not so much...). I spoke with Sheron at Fairbank this morning. They DO have a conference room and video equipment. They sent the check to Mr. Chee yesterday. That was an error BUT the "money is in the bank". Good on that! 2) What time and where do we meet tomorrow and who's coming? I would like all of us to meet at T & C as close to 3:30 as possible. We will review quickly and then drive (or walk fast) to Fairbank. I would like at least 5 of us to present. Jon, Rose, Charlotte, Luc, and Marie? Everyone is welcome but you folks are essential. Next topic...

[12:27]
arrrgghhh.....Topic 2) T-Shirts...Where are we on design? WHEN do we need to have the t-shirts? Actual date, please. Joe Cardosi and I met at Sound Repro this morning and he needs design ASAP! Their will be a white back-drop beneath the yellow BTW. He has the design for the front and the side emblem. All we need to do is construct the list of our sponsors, correct? And how many sweatshirts do we need to order?

Rose Bandrowski [12:28 PM]

Bill Davis
Bill Davis3:41 PM

The logo for BI Cycle is incorrect. The store's sign reads BI.CYCLE . Please look it up on google.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:43 PM

Bill I don't know burnout are aware but you just copy and pasted a message of yours from a while ago. - just an FYI

Thanks for the info on BI cycle though

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:46 PM

Was there something specific you wanted from me Bill?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:49 PM

@Bill Davis:

Bill Davis
Bill Davis6:00 PM

so is this going to you, then? Or everyone? Share is confusing me....

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:01 PM

Share prompts you to repost a message (you can select where)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:36 PM

@Bill Davis Something for you arrived today - I'll have it for you at Kickoff

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:37 PM

smh Jon. "beanie" = propeller hat. You will also notice it does not say "beanie" on the label in the picture.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:38 PM

Further evidence that beanies are NOT propeller hats

2016-12-21
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:19 PM

Saw this at Trader Joe's, logo idea for Kevin's challenge? I think you were hinting at this when you were talk about it

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:19 PM

@Kevin Hawkins:

2016-12-22
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer2:08 PM

Worked on the t-shirt logo layout to try and fix all the things that were suggested. Thoughts?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:14 PM

Looking pretty good! Nothing jumps out at me right away :+1::skin-tone-3:

2016-12-23
Bill Davis
Bill Davis11:49 AM

see???? THAT is a BEANIE!

2017-01-04
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily6:21 PM

@Jon Coonan: @Kevin Hawkins remind me to talk to you regarding friend's offer to help with design inspirations for steam punk

2017-01-05
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:53 PM

Hey #marketing

Here's something from FIRST WA.

Calling all FIRST Washington Teams! Join us Monday, January 16th, 8 a.m.-1 pm., FIRST Day in Olympia.

In partnership with our Skunkworks team, FIRST Washington is hosting its 2nd FIRST Day in Olympia to thank state lawmakers for their support for FIRST teams and to ask for renewed support this biennium. It will be a super fun and action packed morning and great experience for students. To learn more about this day, check out this video: https://youtu.be/8FolD2UU1uU

So far we have 29 FIRST Washington teams signed up to participate, and it would be fantastic to have more teams join us – from all across the state. There are Western Washington teams that have offered to host Central and Eastern Washington teams for a place to stay if needed. It is not necessary to have your entire team present, just 3-4 team members and a mentor.

In addition to a rally from 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in which Governor Inslee will be joining us, teams will be meeting with their respective state lawmakers. We will provide some suggested speaking points but what is most important is to share your teams experience and what students are learning by participating on a FIRST team.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:54 PM

Do we wanna go? I'm down as always but we need more than just 1 of us :joy: .

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:54 PM

If you are interested and think it would be a cool opportunity let's hear it. If enough people are interested then we can go

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs5:02 PM

I would be interested

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman5:06 PM

Same here

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:06 PM

3 / 4. Anyone else?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:07 PM

If anyone is interested in politics this is a great way to meet some people, just sayin'

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:09 PM

I'd love to but I'm actually going to be gone that weekend.

Bill Davis
Bill Davis5:25 PM

Interested. We can discuss tonight.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:48 PM

I'd be up for it, I'd have to make sure, my parents are gonna be out of town so I'd have to check with our friend who's gonna be staying with me and see

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:52 PM

On a separate note, is anyone willing to stay after school for 20 minutes to help me build some signs for kickoff? Legit super easy, wont take long if we work together.

We just need to print and position them on the sandwich board

2017-01-06
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:28 AM

I can come @Jon Coonan (to the after school thing)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:38 AM

Thanks

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:49 AM

Np

2017-01-07
James Slattery
James Slattery9:19 AM

Site post published. Can link w/ social media (IE fb post)

James Slattery
James Slattery3:10 PM

@James Slattery pinned their File to this channel.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:27 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:27 PM

Did some slight modifications

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:45 PM

2017-01-09
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:11 PM

Maybe something for Charlotte to think about because she has the camera but let's try and do an actual robot reveal this year. I'm watching a few and honestly this seriously overdramatized style is fun and hilarious (I also find it cool but I'm weird that way). I'd be willing to do the video editing if no one else would.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:12 PM

Something for marketing to consider

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:13 PM

Could you send one or two so we can see it, I've never seen one and I'm curious

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:13 PM

That would be really cool. (We might want to use a video camera for that though.)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:13 PM

Sure you can also just look up robot reveal

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:14 PM

Oh good point Charlotte. I honestly have like no photography/videography experience so I wouldn't know.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:15 PM

Her DSLR is perfectly adequate

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:15 PM

This would also be a great practice for Jennifer / Finn / Gabe / Lukas

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:16 PM

I'm down for you guys to do that if you want to - we wont be able to really start until the last week or 2 of build season. Remind me then

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:16 PM

Lots of opportunities here, but if we want to do it make sure you talk soon because you'll want to start getting some good videos of us making it to start the video probably.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:17 PM

Idk up to you guys,

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs9:19 PM

I don't think we ever finish the robot in enough time to make one.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:19 PM

Maybe we can this year!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:20 PM

Most of those videos are showing the process anyway.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:20 PM

I see the potential especially if we do a gear bot

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:20 PM

Yeah

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:20 PM

I think people would really like it, especially sponsors.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:21 PM

Same. Also our robot reveal we did a couple years ago was funny but eh poorly executed.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:21 PM

We did one actually (to counter Marie)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:21 PM

Is it on the YouTube channel?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:22 PM

Yes

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:22 PM

Maybe it could give us an idea of how much material we could potentially get.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:22 PM

Yeah

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:25 PM

When I said it was poorly executed I mean the end when they actually revealed it lol.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:26 PM

Yeah. :joy: I just watched it. They probably should've put that at the start.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:27 PM

Maybe. Maybe not.

Finn Mander
Finn Mander9:57 PM

I would love to but I don't know how realistic it is for us at this time. Those teams with the amazing videos have dedicated time before bagging for video making, which we usually can't afford to give up. @Jon Coonan do you think we could take it out of the bag similar to open house for filming a video like this?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:57 PM

It counts as marketing purposes, so yes. We need coach to sign off on it though

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:58 PM

Also we are competing in the first WA competition, so we need to finish it before then

Finn Mander
Finn Mander9:58 PM

Woah Jon when did we take the team photo? I think I missed it :/

Finn Mander
Finn Mander9:59 PM

Ah ok great. Let's do it then!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:59 PM

Kickoff day, we mentioned it in all communications sent out. Sorry :confused:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:59 PM

Whatever you guys need for it, I'll do my best to get

Finn Mander
Finn Mander9:59 PM

Ah bummer. No worries, couldn't have made it regardless of how much I would have liked to.

2017-01-11
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:17 PM

For those of you who I gave snap codes: can you meet me at the front office tomorrow morning at 7:45 to put those up? The school needs all of them there to sign off on them

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:22 PM

I can't come in that early tomorrow, but I can put them up once I get there on the bus.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:22 PM

I'll be able to

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:25 PM

@Charlotte Larson Freeman do it after school then because we don't want a lot of people to notice us putting them up (hence the early morning)

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman7:28 PM

Oh, yeah I'm sorry Jon but I can't get a ride after school either tomorrow. I would like to help but if someone wants to do it for me to get it done sooner then I could give them the snap codes I have.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:30 PM

@Luke Frank @Chris Mentzer any takers?

2017-01-16
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:14 AM

I'm looking at the square sponsor logos done tonight here on Google drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BymS8kOLQPMuS3lGQmdnSDI4RVE They look good! One thought I had was to frame them somehow in the team colors... something like this...

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:21 AM

2017-01-17
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:14 AM

@Chris Mentzer @Charlotte Larson Freeman @Marie Sachs Can one of you draft a thank you note for Drew Hansen + his assistants today? Send it to me and I will pass it along to them

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman3:58 PM

I can do that.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:58 PM

Share it with me and I will send it out

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman3:59 PM

Ok

John Sachs
John Sachs7:34 PM

Reminder that Boeing has strict rules regarding how their name and logo are portrayed. The rules and style guide are in the folder with the Boeing stickers, which I gave to Coach Chee and Kevin. My guess is no to using Spartronics colors to frame Boeing name/logo.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:41 PM

Can you clarify what you mean by "frame"? As in an box around the logo or the color of the logo itself?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:42 PM

I think he means like Chris sent, the frame around the edge

John Sachs
John Sachs7:45 PM

Yes the frame around the edge. But don't take my word for it, check the style guide please.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:04 PM

I will share the stye guide with you guys at our next meeting. Jon please remind me to share. Thanks

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:53 PM

The frame was just an idea.. it seems like we're planning to hang white squares with the sponsor logos on a white wall, and I thought framing of some kind would look better. Maybe having the background be a light gray would be an option?

2017-01-18
Luke Frank
Luke Frank6:07 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:00 PM

@Charlotte Larson Freeman :instagram: that pls!

2017-01-19
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman12:48 PM

I did. @Jon Coonan

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski12:48 PM

I see I've been replaced :sob: Lol I'm kidding it's fine.

2017-01-22
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:16 PM

So you all have it, here is a link to all my Spartonics pictures from last year: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LoWNbZUv4tBr1rSRL

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:19 PM

2017-01-23
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:31 PM

We hit 2,000 followers on insta. Has anyone else seen another team with so many followers? I saw a lower 1,000 once but that's it. (Made a post about it)

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:32 PM

`fist bumps Rose`

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:33 PM

Lol. pretty cool, we should contact our original instagrammer I bet she'd be thrilled

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:33 PM

Great idea, I’ll snapchat her

Jack Stratton
Jack Stratton8:12 PM

more than the cheesy poofs

2017-01-27
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger2:01 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger2:14 PM

As a .jpg

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:35 PM

2017-01-29
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:12 AM

Jon, how do I access the password file - looking for access to our Eventbrite account

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:13 AM

Question: while I was working on climber last meeting, did the team figure out how many of each pit piece need to be ordered?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:18 AM

@Kevin Hawkins emailing it to you know

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:19 AM

Robert our quarter master has not received any orders for pit parts.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:20 AM

thanks

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:21 AM

Jon touch base with Bill and Chris about the pit parts today to make sure a set of mentors eyes goes over the order list you had put together - as a suggestion

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:21 AM

See you at 1 and thanls

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:21 AM

thanls

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:22 AM

thanks (can't type!)

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:22 AM

@jon To expedite the pvc parts , please share list with Robert and then shop in Amazon and place in cart and then find me today and I will purchase using my Amazon account . Makes sense ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:25 AM

Should Robert put the parts in the cart or one of the marketing students?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:27 AM

You ( marketing ) do it if you have time today so I can purchase today . Robert will be busy with bumpers .

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:28 PM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:29 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:01 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:27 PM

I have a list of edits - let me finalize then I'll send them

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:51 PM

Where is my blacker eraser from the right side of the board ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:51 PM

I'm not sure - I didn't use it

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:52 PM

I didn't use it, I don't know if someone did

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:52 PM

Someone did cause it was there when we started today .:(

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:33 PM

For the banner that will be by the church, I realized that I was only told to tell what it is and when it is. There is no mention of where it is, should I include that.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:37 PM

open house is 5 to 7 pm

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:30 PM

For your planning , not all the PVC pit stuff will be here by Wed. 2/1

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:33 PM

If you which you can design our PVC pit in Sketchup which is a very easy CAD software to use. See the following link. https://formufit.com/pages/sketchup

2017-01-31
Bill Davis
Bill Davis8:52 AM

The banner should have BHS Robotics at the top and Spartronics under the logo. Not many people know what/who the Spartronics are but they do know Robotics. Just my opinion though. BHS 300 Bldg looks good and is necessary. Good call, Chris.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:38 AM

That was Ethan not me, and that's not a banner that's a flyer

2017-02-01
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:13 AM

On finding fabric for the side walls, I think Seattle Fabrics may be worth a look... http://www.seattlefabrics.com/cotton.html - the "duck" fabric among others probably comes in a royal blue

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:15 AM

I think once we have the back color from Joe we will find something workable. Bolts often are 60" so there might need to be a single seam on each side

Will Hobbs
Will Hobbs3:24 PM

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily11:37 PM

@Jon Coonan: Gleasman sent you the presentation - let me know if you don't see it in your email.

2017-02-02
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:58 AM

Thank you Binnur for helping line up your friend to present to the team. Enjoyed it very much.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily8:21 AM

Glad to hear it was fun! Jon enjoyed himself as well and I am sure he'll be back.

James Slattery
James Slattery11:26 AM

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman4:38 PM

Some screenshots of the CAD minus the hopper

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman4:38 PM

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman4:38 PM

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman4:38 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:38 PM

thanks fam

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman4:38 PM

no hopper tho

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman4:39 PM

also it's missing the paddles for the carousel

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:05 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:13 PM

Who can go?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:32 PM

Not me.

2017-02-05
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:55 AM

Last years shirt is on the left, new blend from Joe is on the right

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:55 AM

@Kevin Hawkins:

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:26 AM

Awesome

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:27 AM

I vote for the blend - do@we have a new price estimate

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:27 AM

There are some further complications - need to talk about it in person w/ Bill, coach and Chris R

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:42 AM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:45 AM

@Kevin Hawkins @Rose Bandrowski Flyer edits?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:47 AM

Looks REALLY great. I just wonder if there's a way to work in the fact the grades 4th through 12th will be participating not just Spartronics?

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:48 AM

kevinhawkins: I don't really know how i would do that; anyone else have any ideas?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:49 AM

What about incorporating FTC FLL and FRC logos?

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:41 PM

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger12:41 PM

Is this similar to what you were thinking?

2017-02-07
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:56 AM

Just read the chairmans draft - looks really good!! Great work Charlotte! I added a few edits/minor grammar fixes.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:59 AM

Thank you!

2017-02-08
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger8:02 PM

2017-02-09
Bill Davis
Bill Davis10:00 AM

Looks so great, Ethan! Good job, Amigo!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:00 AM

I agree

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:00 AM

:clio:

2017-02-10
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger4:35 PM

Layout w/ safety lines, hopefully it keeps them in the file data

2017-02-13
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:32 AM

As far as pit, at one time we talked about trying to go vertical more with a taller set of shelves or two & possibly a cabinet to get stuff off the floor. Any recent talk on that? I have been out of loop.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:37 AM

I think that will be something that happens next year - the mechanics ought to build it as they have their way of storing stuff, not to mention the time needed for us do that is much bigger than it is for them

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:20 AM

I would not rule it out for this year. If the robot is built in time so the last day or two is programming tuning and driving practice, then we should set up the pit including all contents that would be at a competition and see if there are opportunities.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:21 AM

At least a taller shelf and a new tall narrow shelf behind the front left... whatever we can do to eliminate clutter from on the ground

2017-02-14
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:15 AM

If we were to upgrade the shelves on casters and possibly add another narrower shelf behind the front left panel of the pit facade, one of the constraints is the trailer. Anyone know the interior dimensions?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:43 PM

we have room in the trailer.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:41 PM

One other thing @Jon Coonan: you said a new display was ordered - do we know yet what will be displayed on it at competitions? I assume it may be a repeating sequence, but I'm not positive if we've identified the content (or if any content needs to be created for it). Let's discuss tomorrow.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:43 PM

also, did you figure out how the display will be mounted? earlier I saw this as an option: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017AS2P0C/ref=oxscsfltitle8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:34 PM

No new display has been ordered. It should be done by this Friday.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:35 PM

Sorry. A new screen has been ordered and received. My mistake. I was thinking the banner display which has not been decided.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:36 PM

We need to hang it vertically. What you saw in Amazon, I believe is for a horizontal display only.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:03 PM

I think it has multiple holes that could work for either vert or horiz, but would need to double check before ordering (plus, I believe we have a drill press :))

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:57 PM

Regarding the video content, it would be a repeating selection of videos and photos, around 5 minutes in length like the previous years

2017-02-15
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:59 PM

LCD screen is here . Please inspect and make sure it works vertically with the pit.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:26 PM

@Luke Frank @Marie Sachs @Bill Davis if you guys could assemble just the FRONT of the pit and work on fitting the screen that would be an effective use of our time today

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:04 PM

Jon do you know anything about a makers fair blakely on March 8

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:05 PM

Looks like we'll need to get on that

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:10 PM

I know about it. It looks like it's going to be a similar event to the Barnes and noble event from last year or the kitsap mall demo. Clio is finding out more tomorrow

2017-02-16
Dana Batali
Dana Batali8:03 AM

@Kevin Hawkins @Jon Coonan : i noticed on the web site main page that the sponsors splash doesn't include nvidia... I did see nvidia under the sponsors menu, but feel that they should also be on the main page, second slide.... That's the only thing that they've asked of us, so its seems desireable to honor that request.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:04 AM

@James Slattery: get on it

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:05 AM

The slide on there is the one that was made before nvidia had sponsored, I'll make sure that we have one in that size with their logo when I got home tonight

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:06 AM

There's also the sponsor page which if it does not feature nvidia yet needs to

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins8:25 AM

May I please have the Robotics Room banner art for the small banners that I asked for yesterday @Jon Coonan - I want @Enrique Chee to be able to order so we can save the 20% discount. We can do all but Fairbank as they have to approve theirs but let's save $$$ on the others - deadline is today

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:26 AM

Files in our drive, I'll share with you

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:30 AM

Shared. All are good to go, although google does have a newer logo. @Chris Mentzer if you get the to update that it would be great

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins8:31 AM

We need to add Nvida - Criteria for Banner

1. Must be a current season Sponsor
2. Must have donated (or pledge to donate) $2,000 or more for the current season (Microsoft through Chris's hours is a pledge)
or
3. Must have donated $3,000 or more cumulatively over the last 4 seasons (in-kind, like Bainbridge Review's free ads for Open House which would have cost $10k, counts as does the discounted pizza from Westside).

If we use this, criteria, I believe we would need banners for these Sponsors:

Boeing
Xerox
Microsoft
Fairbank
Google
BSF
Bainbridge Review
Westside
Olympic Property Group
ACE Hardware

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:31 AM

@Kevin Hawkins: do you want me to upload to esigns or do you have the credentials?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:32 AM

That list + nvidia

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:32 AM

@Chris Mentzer: I know you are busy today but do you have time to create the nvidia banner or should I?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:36 AM

Just to confirm: need to use the Microsoft Philanthropies logo - thanks

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:36 AM

Yep, thats the one we are using :clio:

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:36 AM

I will do that as soon as I get home today, I don't have my laptop with me

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:37 AM

OK, just tell me when its done and I’ll upload to esigns

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:50 AM

Will do

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:18 AM

So 3x3 banners will need: Microsoft Philanthropies
Fairbank (to come)
Google (new logo)
Nvida

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:21 AM

-Correction: Microsoft Philanthropies is done - just 3 left -way to go Chris!

James Slattery
James Slattery10:57 AM

@Jon Coonan The banner I see in the drive https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BymS8kOLQPMuYWVPTE1MWjA4LU0/view?usp=sharing

Does not have the Nvidia Logo on it? Where is the LATEST banner?

James Slattery
James Slattery10:57 AM

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:07 PM

@James Slattery what is the trick to make sure the new image on the slider is showing?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:08 PM

@Gabriel Travis do you remember the trick to make sure the new image on the slider for the Spartronics website is showing the new image?

James Slattery
James Slattery6:08 PM

Trying logging out then back in

Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:19 PM

if I go to the website, then inspect the html that is being generated by the splash screen, i see this link: http://mtssdhosting.s3.amazonaws.com/spartronics4915.com/wp-content/uploads/20170112071825/sitebanner20171.jpg

I then click on that link and the image is the older version.

This means that the html itself hasn't been flushed yet? Even after I've emptied all my caches and even tried an "fresh" browser (internet explorer)

Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:21 PM

I found this to be true even on a computer that I don't use very often, so something funky is going on... Has the "push" changes button been issued from the CMS side?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:22 PM

This is an @James Slattery question

Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:24 PM

True - but it goes without saying that the result is important to the team. If website updates are unpredictable, we may need to reevaluate the underlying technology.

James Slattery
James Slattery9:30 PM

The file the site is serving it not even in our media library. I have deleted it on my end but the AWS end has not. Jeff uses a 3rd party for image hosting so that may be part of it but we have no cashing plugins installed so looking into why this is happening.

2017-02-17
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:00 PM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:00 PM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:00 PM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:01 PM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:03 PM

We're trying to get a higher resolution version of the frame of the robot.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:04 PM

@Bill Davis @Kevin Hawkins what do you think

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:49 PM

Agree it looks cool. I think there are a few parts still missing, notable the hopper walls. Is the plan to include them or go with this version.

2017-02-18
Will Hobbs
Will Hobbs12:27 AM

We will not be able to get you the hopper walls

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:27 AM

Newsletter edit: agitator is not the module shooting balls, it's the launcher.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali11:30 AM

james_slattery: using my android phone, i see that the new banner is now present. Using my chrome browser on my desktop, it appears to be missing or corrupt. This was also true on my ipad. Something fishy still going on.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:24 PM

Heres the helios sketch. I'll attach the psd so you can edit the image. It's currently 1 foot by 1.5 ft . I don't have transrobotics on my computer yet as well

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:25 PM

It doesn't look nearly as good as the cad but hey I tried If you need a better drawing I can do my best but this really isn't my forte.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:26 PM

James Slattery
James Slattery9:12 PM

I updated the site with a new post and even that is not showing up. I think the theme is out of date and there is an issue with the site updating for anyone not logged in. Everything works fine but when you are not logged in it is stuck with the last post since the WP update.

James Slattery
James Slattery9:15 PM

https://themegrill.com/themes/spacious/

Latest theme version is 2.1.0 and we have 1.1.2 according to site. @Kevin Hawkins who owns this theme? Usually the theme updates are pushed automatically.

2017-02-19
Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:10 AM

seems to me that there may be two places where the splash is referenced. One for mobile and one for desktop... Is this plausible? As for theme-ing, ownership, etc. I feel your pain :slightlysmilingface:

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:01 PM

I uploaded a bunch of photos from build season here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4PZHoaYufG1YkVDeDJtQ1gxX2s (probably some duplicates from the past - sorry)

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:16 PM

potential graphic design opportunity: graphics for the polycarb sides of the intake - maybe a ball swooshing upward? thoughts?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:16 PM

could get stickers made (a bit oversize & then cut to size

2017-02-20
Finn Mander
Finn Mander10:43 AM

Im working on chairmans but wanted to let you know that the school wifi isnt working

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:44 AM

Talk to coach. We have wifi hotspots while they work in the network

Finn Mander
Finn Mander10:46 AM

Ok, thanks! Do you have the login details for any of them?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:47 AM

I don't think there is a password

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:47 AM

Wait

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:47 AM

No they are on the hot spot itself

Finn Mander
Finn Mander10:48 AM

What is the hotspot called?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:48 AM

Also on the hotspot. Talk to coach if you can't find it

Finn Mander
Finn Mander12:02 PM

I got it to work for a little bit but my computer just started having more issues with it. I am going to go down town and work on chairmans there. I will come back later this afternoon

Finn Mander
Finn Mander1:51 PM

How is the wifi now?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:51 PM

It will be back at 3

Finn Mander
Finn Mander1:51 PM

Ok, thanks

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason8:34 PM

@Declan Freeman-Gleason has joined the channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:23 PM

Meeting tomorrow at 1 guys!

2017-02-21
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:02 AM

I am hearing complaints about radio silence on social media. Could we put some spoiler-free pictures out there tomorrow afternoon?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:03 AM

(Complaints from my father-in-law mainly, who is a highly attentive visitor to our Facebook page :grinning:)

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt4:38 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:53 PM

Hey guys, we need 2-3 kids to go to the freshman open house event at the high school next Thursday to represent the team as an activity. Could any of you marketers make it? I'll provide more details on tues - super easy event, good practice for open house + competition

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:12 PM

Great Idea ! Kaedric !

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:12 PM

I'd be able to do it, I know some of the incoming freshman so I'd be able to connect to some of them

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:19 PM

Great, 1/3 down. Charlotte, Marie?

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt11:32 PM

Sure, what the heck!

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt11:33 PM

I know some incoming freshman also.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:38 PM

I might... if I'm not doing it for Key Club (because I'm on leadership there I need to check in with that first).

2017-02-22
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:57 AM

Final batch of pics from build season here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4PZHoaYufG1a203a3YyM1diSFU

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt10:11 AM

Gotcha

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:08 AM

You guys don't have the lastest build season update on the website btw ~coughs~

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan11:09 AM

@James Slattery is currently having issues with updating the site, I'll let him elaborate (unless he has fixed it)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:09 AM

Okay.

James Slattery
James Slattery12:24 PM

@Jon Coonan waiting for response from Kevin as to who owns the WP theme. It is out dated and I think that is the issue with the most recent WordPress update the theme broke

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:30 PM

can anyone who has bag day photos / videos please upload them to this folder? Thanks! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BymS8kOLQPMucWZuWGZyM3V4WW8?usp=sharing

If you have any pictures from the rest of the build season you would also like to upload, put them here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B4Z3zddbU1FAUGtaN3BhdjZDTGM?usp=sharing

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:50 PM

There are some in that last batch I shared - won't have a chance to move them

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:51 PM

I got it, don't worry :clio:

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:28 PM

Will all the banners from Joe be ready for Auburn ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:35 PM

Yes they will

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:09 PM

Is this something we can use with marketing or put on our robot for decor ? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HNLJJLE/ref=oxscacttitle1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A29XXIZFENJQ9I

2017-02-25
Bill Davis
Bill Davis10:29 AM

Yes, and we could also attach them to our caps! They'd look pretty cool, I think!

2017-02-27
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:55 PM

Who is making the packing list for the pit ? Please share with me.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:51 PM

Gabe and/or Chris M. , are we updating our APP.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:03 PM

@Gabriel Travis @Chris Mentzer

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:03 PM

coachchee: I am currently making one. I will share once it is complete

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:04 PM

It's not currently updates, I could do it tonight once I finish my homework

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:26 PM

Do you have the one from last year ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:27 PM

I contacted Aila and she directed me to Jennifer who has yet to respond. I could not find it on the shared marketing drive (something to be corrected this year). Once I have last years I will be able to make sure I have everything and that my numbers are correct

2017-03-01
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:30 AM

Status on faith chapel's video?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:49 AM

Sent the footage to Lukas to edit

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:51 AM

When you get a chance can you send me a photo of Helios . Low resolution like your photo for Deans award .

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee1:34 PM

Nevermind , I got one from Kevin.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:30 PM

I thought we decided on getting a golf club bag to hold the pvc for the pit ? No one ever gave me an order .

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:31 PM

Banners from Joe need to be picked up Thurs afternoon assuming it is done .

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:32 PM

No infographics for auburn mountain view ?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:45 PM

Who is putting up the open house banner at the church ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:54 PM

On the golf bag, we did not need it with the boxes the pvc was shipped in fitting fine.

@Rose Bandrowski will be picking up the banners tomorrow with a helper

No infographics, we do not yet need them.

Someone will need to drop the banner off with them, however Bill said in an email that the banner won't be posted until march 7 so we have time.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:07 PM

Ok thanks . FYI . All the painted stuff (gear, etc ) has been placed in the robotic room cause of the paint smell .

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:13 PM

Ok thanks

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:09 PM

Anyone know the link to the site where they will stream live our event this weekend ? If so,please post on our website, app, and slack announcment.

2017-03-02
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:55 PM

Did Ric Moore from Sakai and Judy Levine confirm their teams will be at our Open House ?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:22 PM

@Enrique Chee Judy Levine's teams will be there, as far as Ric Moore, you told me in an email that you would handle it on your end

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:31 PM

Not correct. I just checked my email and found one where you requested Ric Moore info and I gave it to you. I think you are confuse with FTC, which I said I would handle. I will forward you that email again. Please contact Ric Moore ASAP. Not good that we don't have Sakai's FLL team.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:33 PM

Jon, please followup with chris_mentzer .

2017-03-03
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:51 AM

Hey the winter sports assembly is this next week I think we should try and get in if possible/an option for us (we did it a couple years ago I think).

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:22 AM

@Rose Bandrowski @Enrique Chee Who needs to do what to make this happen?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:27 AM

@Enrique Chee @Jon Coonan Jon, did you see these? these are cool - can you imagine giving bowler hats to the other Drive teams at glacier Peak with these gears on them and our logo? I think we can even find them in blue - still steam punk-ish

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:27 AM

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:28 AM

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:55 AM

We said no to assembly . We will present at spring assembly instead.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:17 AM

we are presenting at Spring assembly instead of winter.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:55 AM

Ok

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:33 PM

https://www.twitch.tv/firstwablue @James Slattery @Charlotte Larson Freeman @Luke Frank can we get this going on Social Media

James Slattery
James Slattery1:48 PM

This is the stream link for the event right?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:26 PM

Yes

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:57 PM

Any pictures of the pit?

John Sachs
John Sachs4:59 PM

They don't get into the gym until 5pm

Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger7:09 PM

I'll put one up when I get back to the pit

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:43 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:43 PM

2017-03-05
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily1:19 PM

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily1:20 PM

@Kevin Hawkins ^^^ from SOTABots 2557

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily1:20 PM

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily1:21 PM

Facebook/twitter opportunity to thank them for their recognition of our autonomous

2017-03-06
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:15 AM

Here's a link to a couple hundred pictures from yesterday: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5Lolz-lUQybKWCGE @Jon Coonan You can download any/all of these. Enjoy!

Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:31 AM

chrisrin: nice job sir! Much appreciated photo-journalism.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:10 AM

@Riyadth Al-Kazily has joined the channel

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:52 AM

@Jon Coonan pinned a message to this channel.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:58 PM

We posting that dance video on youtube? What about chairmans?

Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton9:19 PM

@Jeff Dalton has joined the channel

Jeff Dalton
Jeff Dalton9:22 PM

Not to be lost in all the firsts, The Spartronics alliance also had the highest match score of the competition -- 335 (semi #1).

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:23 PM

someone put that in announcements gees!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:22 PM

Some art I guess

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:27 PM

That's going on insta!

2017-03-07
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:55 PM

if anyone has a 10-30 second clip of HELIOS shooting at competition can you please upload it and email it to

Bill Davis
Bill Davis2:22 PM

Love that art, Rose! Gorgeous! Need new t-shirts now...

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen2:27 PM

Lucas posted this to his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ3BQKKUqYo

Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen2:27 PM

@Kevin Hawkins

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs3:45 PM

I have video of full matches and autonomous. I'll upload them when I get home

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:55 PM

Video of Apex + Spartronics + Rock Climbing during SF-1

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski3:57 PM

declan has autonomous videos

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:01 PM

@Declan Freeman-Gleason

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:48 PM

There are some fantastic pictures of our team in there! And even a couple of Binnur doing the Chicken Dance!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:48 PM

Lol! Yeah I'm going through them now, definitely some good ones.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily8:51 PM

I have to say, that Chicken Dance is one of my favorite memories w/ the team (especially Lia) intently watching and copying my moves. Priceless!!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:08 PM

Not too hard to guess what moment this was... https://m.flickr.com/photos/firstwamediacrew/33311165405/in/set-72157677743724563/

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:11 PM

@Finn Mander or whoever has access to our twitter account — we tagged the wrong team here: https://twitter.com/spartronics4915/status/838553236936105984
^^^ pls edit the tweet :slightlysmilingface:

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:12 PM

^^ never mind! those were our competing teams!

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:12 PM

LONG DAY! sorry guys!

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:12 PM

:disappointed:

Finn Mander
Finn Mander9:12 PM

Thanks for looking it over, I appreciate it :)

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:13 PM

LOL! @Finn Mander you are such a great gentleman! thank you :slightlysmilingface:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:13 PM

I love how you and Kaedric are mid celebration and everyone else is freaked out

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:24 PM

I marked a series of the best ones of our team as "favorites", you can view them here https://flic.kr/f/35d1Sb

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:24 PM

@Kevin Hawkins do you know if we can use these photographs for promotional purposes?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:28 PM

I looked; All rights reserved... would need to ask

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:50 PM

We can email erin at First WA and see what the process is. My guess is it will be that we just need to include attribution For every use

2017-03-08
Terry Shields
Terry Shields5:03 AM

@Terry Shields has joined the channel

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason8:14 AM

Do you still need autonomous shooting videos?

Finn Mander
Finn Mander4:08 PM

I uploaded my autonomous videos last night, though you should share what you have. Can't have enough footage!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:58 PM

where are the videos? Google drive? thx

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:59 PM

is it possible to create a motion Tiff file of Helios shooting continuously & put it on Facebook :slightlysmilingface:?

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:13 PM

Created a clip of HELIOS in auto https://youtu.be/SYN6E4PJJA

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:36 PM

HELIOS Climbs: video clip with all 3 bots in our Alliance climbing during the SemiFinals in Auburn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ikl7E4rj8I

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:50 PM

HELIOS SHOOTS! video clip of HELIOS capturing balls and then shooting. Ends with a cool climb, well timed! https://youtu.be/Q5nBFMMdPXA

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:52 PM

Thanks Kevin !

2017-03-11
Terry Shields
Terry Shields7:08 AM

Hi Marketing team, can someone point me to a photo of HELIOS? I want to send a thank you email to our contact at NET Systems on Bainbridge. He was kind enough to provide us with some Spectra rope for the climber test. May be a good contact in the future. (I already have the competition video of the climb and the team picture from Auburn to send along). Thanks!

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:09 AM

Status on Faith's video ?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:10 AM

Updating our APP ? , renewing APP notification, I believe deadline is this week .

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:12 AM

I can update the app but I don't know anything about the notifications. That would be something that @Gabriel Travis needs to do for us.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:19 AM

Kevin kindly offered to work on the faith video

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:22 AM

I can't update the app right now unfortunately, I am out of the house and will be till later today.

Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis12:18 PM

I thought I renewed the notifications certificate but I'll check it out again

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:22 PM

Thanks , please confirm and let me know. @Gabriel Travis

2017-03-13
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:59 PM

Someone, anyone, please provide the words for the acronym HELIOS

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:59 PM

It is not on our google drive nor website nor slack that I can find

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:59 PM

Highly Efficient Launcher and Intake Oriented Systems

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins10:00 PM

Thanks Jon. Please check your email when you can

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:00 PM

@Kevin Hawkins just replied to the stuff you sent

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins10:01 PM

System or systems? Seems intake is 1 system

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:01 PM

Plural (launcher AND intake, its the two of them combined)

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins10:04 PM

I could argue that one pretty easily but won't!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:12 PM

Wait - my mistake - infochart says System not Systems

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:14 PM

@Kevin Hawkins

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:16 PM

@Kevin Hawkins @Jon Coonan It says system instead of systems because we call it together the "LIA System"- it's basically talking about two parts of the bigger system

2017-03-14
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:04 AM

Please make sure we communicate at our Open House that our next competition is at Glacier Peak (date and time) and invite all to come see Helios in action.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:05 AM

:+1:

James Slattery
James Slattery10:06 AM

Should we create a poster for it and put it in front entrance?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:06 AM

Not enough time given open house is tomorrow

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:06 AM

Frequent verbal reminders will work

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:09 AM

I can't do anything poster sized but I can put together a quick piece of paper that can catch people's eyes that says the information.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:09 AM

We can put it on the doors or smth I'll print out like 10

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:09 AM

Sure

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:10 AM

Okay it's on my todo list for tonight

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:30 AM

Also, hang winning banner in 200 building plus finish hanging sponsor banner in robot room. I have more thumb tacks.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:32 PM

Is dinner being provided tomorrow?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:32 PM

BYOD (Bring your own dinner)

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:07 PM

okay thanks

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:13 PM

Sorry . Nope . But if we cleanup and wrap it up at 7 we should be out there . There will be cookie and drink .

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:14 PM

No problem I just can't remember it being communicated

2017-03-15
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:58 PM

Special kudos to Jon and the entire marketing team for simply an exceptionally well executed open house! congratulations as it may have been our best one yet! Everyone did such an exceptional job with the crowd in explaining everything! I am one proud mentor.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:13 PM

Agreed!! Marketing team, very nice job! Every individual I ran into made sure to talk to me about a little this or that they picked up from one of our stations. It was priceless!! :slightlysmilingface:
PS. I loved seeing our alumni. And, I look forward to seeing more of us next year!!

2017-03-16
Dana Batali
Dana Batali11:25 AM

More Mentor-Kudos from me too! Nice layout, flow, and ambassadors and crowd-controllers! I also thought the subteam presenters were well prepared and well-spoken. Only one person (who shall remain nameless) couldn't answer the question: What does FIRST stand for!

Good job all!

Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs11:34 AM

So I counted 410 people who came

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:33 PM

Yes! Amazing work marketing team on the prep and kudos to the whole team for the execution! It was so cool to see people of all ages from the community enjoy themselves and learn a thing or two. :slightlysmilingface:

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:49 PM

Our media sponsor, the Bainbridge Review, published this item yesterday to promote our Open House - a photo gallery with some great photos I believe our Marketing Mentor Chris + Charlotte shot - http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/spartronics-back-in-action-open-house-wednesday-photo-gallery/

2017-03-19
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:03 AM

Our APP is still not updated. I thought we were planning to do it.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:03 AM

@Gabriel Travis @Chris Mentzer

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:35 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:35 PM

@Jon Coonan pinned their Post HousePost_Mortem|Open House Post Mortem> to this channel.

2017-03-20
Bill Davis
Bill Davis12:28 PM

define "old people"....:-)

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily4:22 PM

LOL! That is what I was thinking last nite, too! :slightlysmilingface:

Dana Batali
Dana Batali10:09 PM

we know who we are ... :wink:

2017-03-22
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:19 AM

@Chris Mentzer and gabe_travis please get together and sort out the issue with updating our APP. It would be nice to share with others a working and updated APP.

Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis11:22 AM

Sorry Coach Chris has been good about communicating but I've been falling down... I'll do it in the next few minutes

Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis1:23 PM

Done

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:21 PM

Thanks. So Chris M. should be able to update ?

2017-03-25
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:17 PM

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:17 PM

From Jon - who's in?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:17 PM

I'm down

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:17 PM

Theres a lot of really cool people on IRS

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer6:19 PM

I'm down

2017-03-26
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:46 PM

Team Spirit Award

Celebrates extraordinary enthusiasm and spirit through exceptional partnership and teamwork furthering the objectives of FIRST.

Guidelines

Spirit is consistent both throughout the team and also throughout the contest in attitude, appearance, originality, and depth.
The team displays obvious enthusiasm – in supporting teams, appearance, interactions with teams/Judges, etc. – at the competition.
Spirit is part of the team and is apparent in all they do, including at their school, in their community, with sponsors and other teams, etc.
They demonstrate spirit as a unified team.


Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:08 PM

Sovick suggested this as a cheer

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:08 PM

Me: By the power of! Stands: ROBBY!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:09 PM

I want to do 1, 2, 3 SHOOT! (no one likes it tho...) Thoughts? Opinions? Strong beliefs?

Kaedric Holt
Kaedric Holt10:52 PM

Strong belief..... not

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:16 PM

Glacier Peak pics: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LpGIw09PLZT1xGChK

@Kevin Hawkins I believe I got the Helios hanging picture with focus on sponsors on the bottom as you requested - a couple options actually - hopefully one will work

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:30 PM

There's also a picture of the T-shirt backs of 3 students in a row that might be fun to include along with the Helios picture - toward the end

2017-03-27
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:52 AM

FirstWA photos of Glacier Peak are up on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstwamediacrew/albums/72157680080709340

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily11:53 AM

And the videos are already on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwES-SbpsnxwkakSK9RCPfVOeHDAgtg

2017-03-28
James Slattery
James Slattery12:24 AM

When will they be taking down the Robotics open house @ 5 text on the school sign? Been up for 2 weeks since open house.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins1:03 PM

OH how I would LOVE to see us submit a 60 second video for this Dow Shaping the Future Video Contest: Enter Dow’s Shaping the Future Video Contest for an opportunity to win up to a $7,500 grant! A total of $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, and this contest is open to all FIRST teams! To enter – create a video that is 60 seconds or less in length, describing a way that you see robots and technology shaping the future. This can be related to anything in STEM – not just limited to robotics – from self-driving cars to robots that take out the trash. Your team does not need to create the robot, just simply demonstrate a robot or technology of the future in a creative way, and explain how it will impact our lives. For full details, visit the contest page.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan3:40 PM

@Finn Mander do you think you could cut one together from existing parts of the chairmans video or would we need to start fresh?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:05 PM

Regarding the Dow video contest, I wanted to share an example of the kind of video that can pretty simply be put together using a package of themed graphics + simple Powerpoint animations. This is from a hackathon project I worked on a couple years ago. I found a stock bundle of graphics (thousands of pictures of different things like buildings, cars, etc. that all share a similar artistic style) that Microsoft has licensed, and I put pictures together into storytelling slides (& from that a video) to create a simple narrative of our hackathon team's concept.

2017-03-30
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:10 PM

I had an idea for worlds: come up with some sort of relatively cheap swag to hand out there - maybe hand fans :slightlysmilingface: since Houston's a hot place. And put something fun on there (graphics & words) with the theme of Steamworks combined with a fun encouraging message from Spartronics... Could do a play on the old "Houston, we have a problem"... like "Houston, we have no problems" and then a graphic of a shooter bot streaming balls into the boiler, maybe during a climb or with a gear ready to deploy, etc., and a drive team cheering on the side... I bet Rose and/or Chris could come up with something. Anyway, it seems like we might have time to get it done, and it would be a cool thing to do.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski1:12 PM

Sure, I like the Houston we have no problems :joy:

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:25 PM

"No problems" seems like a jinxy phrase potentially though... Maybe just a simple positive expression like "Spartronics 4915 wishes you the best of luck in Houston!" Graphics wise, I also like the airship image with rotors spinning as a potential element. Before we go too far, it would be good to understand if there is enough time, agreement that something like this is a good idea, budget, etc. @Jon Coonan what do you think?

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski2:33 PM

Yeah I understand that.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan2:34 PM

I like the simpler idea better but the overall idea is good

2017-03-31
Marie Sachs
Marie Sachs7:03 PM

So the company Promotions Now has a give-away of $500 of promotional stuff, if we apply for it.

2017-04-02
Finn Mander
Finn Mander6:41 AM

Sorry for not getting back to you until now. That sounds great, though the deadline is quite soon. I would be happy to help but I will be in Germany until the 10th (9 hours ahead) which may make my involvement difficult

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:10 AM

Anyone ever try this? Could be useful for video on social media.

Moodelizer helps add epic soundtracks to your video efforts http://flip.it/XPiHgA

2017-04-06
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:03 AM

Here are some facts for when you are talking to judges:

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:03 AM

Grew # of FIRST by 700% in 4 years from 1 team to 7 teams 4 FLL 2 FTC 1FRC

Grew community engagement thru CREATIVE social media outreach growing 10x in 4 years

-2,100+ Instagram followers - we believe we're #1 among FRC teams

-1,120 Twitter followers

-466 Facebook followers

-Just added Snapchat this year

Our Open House draws 500 people

Our CREATIVE fundraising tactics raised over $47,00O just this year

Over 65% of our funding comes from local business sponsors and parents

More than 75 of our individual donations are for $200 or less


COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Presented 22+ community events reached in 4 years reaching more than 11,200 people on Bainbridge Island

Participated or hosted events with 3 other FRC teams (4911 Cyberknights at Pac Science Center, 4918 Roboctopi Parade in PT Townsend, 1983 Skunkworks workshops)

Host annual FLL competition for a dozen teams

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:03 AM

ADJUSTED THIS: Our locally-centric fundraising tactics raised over $47,00O just this year -

65% of donations come from LOCAL companies and parent donations - and many of our biggest donors - Boeing and Xerox and Microsoft come from Mentor donations

We get additional funding from the TIME our mentors donate to our team as their companies donate $20-$25 an hour to our schools foundation for their efforts and the foundation gives us 100% of that funding.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:05 AM

When I say 65% of donations come from LOCAL companies and parent donations - and many of our biggest donors - Boeing and Xerox and Microsoft come from Mentor donations - Mean mentors work for these companies and help us obtain grants from these companies!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:05 AM

Make sure to say thank you to @Kevin Hawkins for the info!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily10:01 AM

Great information! It would be good to share it with more than just the marketing channel. You never know when the right student will be talking with the right judge at the right time.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:46 AM

@Charlotte Larson Freeman @Jon Coonan ^^

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:57 AM

Grew # of FIRST by 700% in 4 years from 1 team to 7 teams 4 FLL 2 FTC 1FRC

Grew community engagement thru CREATIVE social media outreach growing 10x in 4 years

-2,100+ Instagram followers - we believe we're #1 among FRC teams

-1,120 Twitter followers

-466 Facebook followers

-Just added Snapchat this year

Our Open House draws 500 people

Our CREATIVE fundraising tactics raised over $47,00O just this year

Over 65% of our funding comes from local business sponsors and parents

More than 75 of our individual donations are for $200 or less


COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Presented 22+ community events reached in 4 years reaching more than 11,200 people on Bainbridge Island

Participated or hosted events with 3 other FRC teams (4911 Cyberknights at Pac Science Center, 4918 Roboctopi Parade in PT Townsend, 1983 Skunkworks workshops)

Host annual FLL competition for a dozen teams

ADJUSTED THIS: Our locally-centric fundraising tactics raised over $47,00O just this year -

65% of donations come from LOCAL companies and parent donations - and many of our biggest donors - Boeing and Xerox and Microsoft come from Mentor donations

We get additional funding from the TIME our mentors donate to our team as their companies donate $20-$25 an hour to our schools foundation for their efforts and the foundation gives us 100% of that funding.

When I say 65% of donations come from LOCAL companies and parent donations - and many of our biggest donors - Boeing and Xerox and Microsoft come from Mentor donations - Mean mentors work for these companies and help us obtain grants from these companies!

read the above please!

This is info for if you are talking to judges- if you don't know what to say, send them to the pit.

2017-04-07
Lucas Rininger
Lucas Rininger10:54 AM

@Jon Coonan judges in the pit

2017-04-08
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman11:20 AM

A strategy form a judge was telling us about for discussions:
SWOT
Strengths
Weakness
Opportunities
Threats

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:47 PM

Can't post to announcements... are we planning to sit in the same spot or move to upper deck to let elims teams move down?

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily5:39 PM

WOOOT!!!! @Jon Coonan you make us proud!! Big congrats from all of us!

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily7:31 PM

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily7:31 PM

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:32 PM

You guys are the ones that make this meaningful

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:32 PM

I mean that towards the whole team :grinning:. You make me smile everyday!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:33 PM

Congrats Jon, we're all super excited for you!!

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily7:34 PM

Your attitude and desire to do more is all you! awesomeness!

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:02 PM

Inspirational

2017-04-09
Terry Shields
Terry Shields1:23 PM

You deserve to be up there with that illustrious group Jon. You make us all so proud!

2017-04-11
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:33 PM

Here are my pictures from Cheney - enjoy! https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5Lpz8hiZqzVutnw3bv

2017-04-14
John Sachs
John Sachs12:32 PM

Special thanks to @Charlotte Larson Freeman for talking up FIRST and 4915 with Conrad Ball (Director at Boeing and Board member of PNW FIRST) and the president of Eastern Washington University last weekend at our pit at Cheney!

John Sachs
John Sachs12:38 PM

And FYI - on Friday at Houston, John Blazey (Boeing VP of Corporate Citizenship) and a couple other Boeing folks involved with FIRST will be touring the pits looking to talk with Boeing sponsored teams, so keep an eye out and remember to say thanks!

2017-04-16
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:38 PM

Looking at the 2017 Houston A-to-Z Guide (link: https://www.firstinspires.org/sites/default/files/uploads/resourcelibrary/championship/2017-houston-a-to-z-guide.pdf?hstc=122275988.e2a19ea59086f628bb5b7f259746bbff.1492377416369.1492377416369.1492377416369.1&hssc=122275988.3.1492377416371&hsfp=1203295148 ) On p. 14 it says
Media Passes: Each team will receive one (1) non-transferable Team Media Pass and related instructions/caveats in its registration packet. Media representatives are permitted in designated media access areas around the playing field only during their team’s Qualification and Sub-Division Playoff Matches. The directions of Playing Field Supervisors must be followed at all times. Team Media are not permitted on: the actual playing field surface; in areas marked off for human players; in any private venues or VIP, Volunteer, or Judges’ areas, or the FIRST Media Center for professional, bona fide media. Mascots will not be recognized as an official team media person. Due to space constraints and limitations, Team Media will not be allowed on the field or pit area before or during Einstein Championship Matches.

Do we have one of our attending students lined up for this? Seems like a great opportunity to capture video that we can use for social media, future team videos, etc.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:46 PM

Yes we will get a pass and we will rotate the pass for those who which to be near the playing field .

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:35 PM

Says "Non-transferable" - still can be used by multiple people?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee3:46 PM

It was the last time we were at Worlds. I don't think they enforce it Lets play it by ear.

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily4:22 PM

I think it is not transferable outside of the team.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:25 PM

Yep, I think that's probably what they mean. Why limit to a single person on the team

2017-04-17
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:22 PM

joncoonan , did we arrange our team to show our matches during lunch on Thurs and Fri at BHS ?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:25 PM

When I checked in with the library there was no other way to do it than to have a person with a laptop hooked up via an hdmi to the tvs. @James Sovick said he would check to see if that was viable / ok

James Sovick
James Sovick4:25 PM

@James Sovick has joined the channel

2017-04-18
Terry Shields
Terry Shields5:32 AM

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily8:25 AM

Woot! Wishing all a fantastic time. We'll be cheering remotely

James Sovick
James Sovick9:11 AM

Send photos plz. And y'all have a good time in Texas ya hear. Good luck and safe travels

2017-04-19
Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman9:37 AM

Bill Davis
Bill Davis5:08 PM

Somewhere I missed the message about the 5:20 a:m departure for Worlds Tuesday. Was there one? I would have loved to come see you guys off! I miss you! My work schedule has been a huge conflict this season. Best of luck at Worlds and "break a leg"! Bring home lots of trophies!

2017-04-22
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:06 AM

For those folks not on the worlds travel group channel, here are pictures from the first two days of worlds. Finn and Kevin helped take these. Pictures from today will be added. Enjoy! https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LqDgxTepyW4QYpEk8

Terry Shields
Terry Shields8:12 AM

Way to go team!!! Getting picked on the 7th Alliance for the championship round. Awesome!!
Go Spartronics!

James Sovick
James Sovick8:13 AM

Yay wow!!!!

2017-04-23
Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman2:17 PM

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski4:33 PM

I'm posting that photo to the Instagram it's too good

2017-04-26
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:33 AM

Hi all, I added pictures from Saturday to the others from Worlds. Here's the link again: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LqDgxTepyW4QYpEk8

Terry Shields
Terry Shields11:49 AM

Thanks for sharing all the pics Chris! Way to go Team Spartronics, I hope you enjoyed every minute in Houston. You did us proud!

2017-05-04
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:26 PM

Closing out my 2017 robotics photography projects. Here are three groups of pit pictures. @Bo Baird looping you in because I recall you being interested, but you're not a member of the channel
1) Exterior: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5Lqm52O4c1IBPuv1r
2) Interior/layout/organization/storage: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5Lqm0MLnEOx9xZCZ
3) Portable battery charging stations (check out Bomb Squad's with the volt meter on each charging battery wired in parallel - so cool): https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LqnGWzBsDYe7luXPT

Bo Baird
Bo Baird8:28 PM

@Bo Baird has joined the channel

Bo Baird
Bo Baird8:30 PM

Thanks Chris!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:31 PM

Thanks Chris, I will now spend way too much time looking at other pits to try and improve for next year.

2017-05-10
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:17 PM

Anyone considered writing a culminating post on our website about this year? Or sending out an newsletter? We did pretty well this year, might as well tell the community.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan8:17 PM

I was thinking of doing a press release + that after our BBQ with pics from it - open to doing it sooner though

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:18 PM

That's fine. I figured that if you guys hadn't done something yet it would be for a reason.

2017-05-20
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:07 AM


I was looking for a contact on Chill Out to send some pictures I took during the Worlds quarterfinals we shared with them, when I ran across this Facebook post on their page from someone on the Skunkworks team. Considering the fact that our team has learned quite a bit from Skunkworks, from their pre-season workshops & other interactions, I think it would be a good thing for a couple students to write supportive emails as requested. Here's the post:

Thomas DeSilva (May 2 at 10:11pm)
Skunk alumni, family, and friends of the team:
We need your help. For those of you who haven't been in the loop, we've had a rough year. We no longer have the same amount of support we once had, chiefly from the school's and the district's administrators. We need to show them the value that our team has to our students and to our community, and we need your help to do it. If you're an alumnus, a parent, a mentor, a FIRST volunteer, a member of another team, or anyone else with a story to tell, please leave us a note (or an essay!) at . Tell us who you are and about the positive impact that our team had on you. It doesn't need to be long; we know that you're busy and we appreciate anything you can do for us.
Please try to let other people know about this--especially those whom I'm not connected with or aren't on Facebook at all--as it's important. There's a lot on the line here. We want to hear from you.
We need to hear from you.
Thanks for reading, and remember: "Once a skunk..."

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:09 AM

Oh wow. That's really disheartening to hear. I'll contact them, but others should too.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:13 AM

As soon as I'm able to I will make sure I contact them too, that's horrible to hear and I hope they can get back on track

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:16 AM

Chris (R), feel free to post this in engineering too, marketing isn't the only part of our team that has benefited from Skunkworks.

2017-05-22
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:35 PM

Hey how 'bout someone upload that recap video to youtube?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan5:35 PM

@Alex Larson Freeman is the version you have on the drive the final one?

Alex Larson Freeman
Alex Larson Freeman6:40 PM

Yes

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:40 PM

Ok then @Enrique Chee is it alright if we upload that to the YouTube channel?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:13 PM

yes, status on Open House banner ?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:13 PM

Thanks for asking.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:15 PM

Bill said he will talk to you tonight but long story short is they apparently do not have it anymore. They discarded it

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:31 PM

I was afraid so.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:31 PM

Lets make sure we retrieve it next year if we make another one.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:31 PM

Agreed

2017-06-05
Terry Shields
Terry Shields7:00 AM

A big thanks to the students who participated in the ATLAS demo at the KiDiMu Birthday Bash on Saturday. You all represented Spartronics and Bainbridge High School in an extremely positive and enthusiastic manner. The setup was seamless and the interaction with the kiddos and ATLAS was pure fun & educational. I received many thanks from the parents and KiDiMu volunteers & staff. A very impressive showing. And a big thanks to Bill Davis for mentoring the event with me - - we even made some contacts for a potential new mentor and a demo for business leaders in the Fall. Nice work Team Spartronics!

2017-06-06
Bill Davis
Bill Davis7:46 PM

The problem is that it costs almost as much to change the dates as it does to make a new banner. BUT, we'll know better next year to retrieve it the day AFTER the event.

2017-06-11
Terry Shields
Terry Shields8:52 AM

Hey gang, here is a Google Drive link to 25 pictures from the Spartronics ATLAS demo at the June 3rd KiDiMu Birthday Bash https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7JmWcPWfa5YeUowdFIyZ2dzRVE

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:48 AM

Thanks Terry .

2017-07-25
Luke Frank
Luke Frank4:16 AM

@Luke Frank pinned a message to this channel.

2017-07-29
Peter Hall
Peter Hall10:40 AM

@Peter Hall has joined the channel

2017-08-29
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:41 PM

Idea: Alumni Connection channel on Slack? Move them in there as we remove them from other team channels with the new season. Maybe invite others from recent years

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:03 PM

I would appreciate it - there are some alumni that I want to ask questions from about their college experience and programs at specific universities.

2017-09-09
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:34 PM

Back on the alumni outreach thing, Lucas told me he lost his Slack access & he's interested in staying connected. After observing the challenge Kevin faced last year with his alumni email gathering effort, I think it would be good to establish an annual approach by which we collect personal email addresses of students as they graduate, establish a Slack alumni channel maybe, definitely get alumni into the Facebook group if they're not already, etc.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:04 PM

I think that's a interesting idea, and it might be useful. However, that could pile up over even a couple years.

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:05 PM

Coach said he kept Clio on Slack still- maybe it should be for only the alumni interested?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:19 PM

Creating and sustaining a Spartronics alumni network has the potential to be a great long-term investment. Examples of the value: college networking and advice (e.g. Clio for anyone targeting MIT), job/career networking as our alumni enter the workforce, & future sponsorships as our alumni enter leadership positions where they're employed. I recommend also discussing with Kevin, since he had some particular passion around this last year.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:21 PM

If we can create a sustainable way to continue our connection with alumni, I support it. I'm not sure whether having them on slack is the most sustainable way, not everyone wants notifications or wants to continue being on slack, so Slack may not be the answer.

2017-09-13
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:00 PM

I would appreciate it if the social media people would start marketing Girls Generation by next week. That includes you @Luke Frank (twitter) but especially whoever is covering facebook because it's the parents we want to encourage the kids to go

2017-09-18
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski9:21 PM

Reminder for social media people to market girls generation this week

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski10:02 PM

If you want to save yourself the work I sent this to BHS teachers to talk to their classes about this week “BHS's robotics team, Spartronics is participating in a competition only for girls (or those who identify as such) and wants to encourage you to join! You'll learn more about our team, how to drive the robot, the game and you'll be able to participate in a real competition! It's fun, teamwork-building, and energy-inducing. Girls will be able to take the lead on our team at this competition and will get a good idea of what being apart of robotics means without the majority of our team.

Email Mr.Chee if you are interested in joining. You are not required to be on the team to participate in this competition and the meetings preceding it. You are also not required to have any prior knowledge as this is an opportunity for learning.

Time are 1 to 4 pm on Sunday. 9/24 , 10/8, 10/15, and 10/22.”
(You may want to include that Mr.Chee's email can be found on the staff websites)

2017-10-15
Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark4:07 PM

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Cruz Strom
Cruz Strom7:00 PM

@Cruz Strom has joined the channel

2017-10-18
Terry Shields
Terry Shields3:20 PM

Hey Marketing Team, do we have any photos of SPARTRONICS Girls' Gen??? I'm making up two wall posters for St. Cecilia school hallways to get some FLL students excited to go Girls' Gen competition - - I want them to see how the big girls play!!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger4:36 PM

@Terry Shields: Yes! Try here: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LnXRbZUv4tBr1rSRL If link doesn’t work I’ll find another way to share

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski6:14 PM

Are they planning on attending, Terry?

Luke Frank
Luke Frank7:48 PM

Agenda for next meeting: Organizing the storeroom/taking inventory, Briefing for the sponsor walkaround, Girls Gen documentation.

Terry Shields
Terry Shields8:33 PM

Thanks for the link Chris!! Rose, Yes I now plan to attend. And I've invited everyone on my FLL team to come along (5 are girls) - - Barbara and I can take as many as 3. We are asking other St. Cecilia parents to drive too. The school has also put out a SPARTRONICS Girls' Gen announcement to all parents of grades K thru 8. I'll keep the Marketing channel informed of the # of attendees I drum up.

2017-10-19
Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski7:03 AM

Cool! Thanks for promoting it Terry!

2017-10-23
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:22 AM

A dedicated open channel was recently created for the purpose of designing and building a new driver station. This matters to marketing given the fact that the driver station is one of the most visible Spartronics things at competitions (others are our team and robot obviously, the pit, and the robot cart). I recommend checking out the channel and submitting some sketches and other ideas. Thanks!

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:23 AM

Thanks Chris!!

2017-10-25
Johan coondog
Johan coondog6:45 PM

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Gabriel Travis
Gabriel Travis6:45 PM

Wazzup coondog

Johan coondog
Johan coondog6:49 PM

@Gabriel Travis welcome

Micah C. Glasby
Micah C. Glasby9:46 PM

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Anna Banyas
Anna Banyas10:35 PM

@Anna Banyas has joined the channel

2017-10-26
victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven8:50 AM

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Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom10:44 AM

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2017-10-27
Zak Harmon
Zak Harmon11:09 AM

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2017-10-29
Bill Bandrowski
Bill Bandrowski9:46 PM

Girl’s Gen Oct 17 Photos and video: https://www.amazon.com/photos/share/a2VdjbG9G7EuIeGR6acnRxv1S81X3FFalXpeD4bjsYx Some of these maybe useful for marketing

2017-10-30
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:46 AM

I had an outside the box thought about the camera purchase. Which brand/platform would work best for posting pictures immediately at competitions? I’m thinking about easy ability to transfer photos to both Android and iOS for immediate sharing to social media. It seems to me still image and video quality are very good with any of the options the team is looking at, and some other needs our team has may end up being what separates our final choice from the rest. What are the team’s needs from a new camera system?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:54 PM

Just got this message on the team Insta dms. Thoughts?

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:55 PM

Here is the registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/TizSx7LdJnSBOYSn1
It will be a huge honor to have your team with us!
For any question, I'm here.
Thank you!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:56 PM

I think this would be a great way to get involved in some volunteering (like a few of us have recently discussed).

2017-11-01
Luke Frank
Luke Frank4:16 PM

The agenda for next week will be inventorying/sorting the storeroom, discussing community service/Chairmans, and sponsorship coordination.

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason5:58 PM

@Jon Coonan What do I need to do for the nvidia grant, what is the deadline on, and do you have any past examples?

Sean Reilly
Sean Reilly7:46 PM

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Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:08 PM

There actually isnt a document we used - everything was submitted via a survey they sent out (which they have not done yet, or released a due date). So basically more info to come.

2017-11-03
Dana Batali
Dana Batali11:35 AM

if we're serious about not using jetson, I suspect we may not want to apply. The tradeoffs between all the conveniences & hassles associated with different vision platforms are discussed in the programming channel. @Declan Freeman-Gleason: if you are are the fence wrt a choice, then the idea of constructing a decision matrix (as proposed by chris) is a good one. I'll be happy to provide feedback on that if you need it.

2017-11-04
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:35 AM

FYI , Maureen from Westside messaged us in Facebook . Marketing team please follow up with her . I am assuming we will still get pizza for $10 .

2017-11-12
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:30 PM

Hi marketing! Kaedric recently created a Google Sheet to gather requirements for building a new driver station. Since the driver station is a very visible thing at competitions, it would be great if someone from marketing would go in and list marketing's requirements (team colors, brand, team number, sponsor love?, etc.) You'll find the requirements sheet pinned on the driver_station channel, which is open to anyone. Thanks!

Zak Harmon
Zak Harmon9:09 PM

I couldn't work on the pizza frisbee video because my old hard drive was corrupt, so I ordered new ones

2017-11-13
Lucas Cornwell
Lucas Cornwell12:57 PM

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Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski5:35 PM

@Chris Rininger this is our opportunity for the 8-bit logo!!

2017-11-14
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:03 AM

I think it would be pretty easy to take one of your existing pictures (e.g. the spartan warrior with the wrench on the thank-you notes) and transform it to a PNG 40x40 256 color avatar. Happy to show someone how.

2017-11-15
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:05 PM

2017-11-18
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:34 PM

Related to Rose's post on 11/13, Avatars are in play this year. If you read closer, Avatars are REPLACING team standards this year as a token on the field representing each team. There will be a video screen above each of the six drive team locations on the field, and on the screen will be the avatar of the team playing from that location. If a team does not have an avatar, then a standard avatar will be substituted (which I hope you all agree will be lame lame lame). SO, the team needs to create and submit an Avatar to FIRST in time for the Avatar to be reviewed and approved. I would be glad to work with a student or two on this. Are any students interested in working on this?

Peter Streufert
Peter Streufert1:23 PM

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Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:39 PM

Here are a dozen pictures from today - use as you like https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LvRBhMbG9t5-hLKtT

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:45 PM

Jon requested an overall link to my Spartronics Photos - here ya go: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LvR1mbIWgPWxjN7QH

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:45 PM

@Chris Rininger pinned a message to this channel.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:18 PM

Thanks

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:14 PM

@Enrique Chee and anyone else interested: Here's the blog post that states team standards are replaced by the avatars. I was wrong about there being a screen at each drive team position - the avatars will show up on the audience displays and also on the FIRST website team pages. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/something-new-team-avatars

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:17 PM

Thanks for sharing and the reminder.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:28 PM

I think FIRST isn't being terribly clear about the avatars, so I threw together a quick example. I started by taking a photo of one of Rose's pictures, and then changed it to 40x40. During competition, if we have a transparent background behind our avatar, evidently the color in the background will match our alliance color. So anyway, this should illustrate the task at hand.

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski8:29 PM

Oh wow my old art comes back to life yet again! I should re do that so it would look good on a smaller scale

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:30 PM

I like this app better than the ones FIRST pointed to. Tip: when you first start, change the default size from 32x32 to 40x40. https://www.piskelapp.com/p/agxzfnBpc2tlbC1hcHByEwsSBlBpc2tlbBiAgMChsrvdCgw/edit

2017-11-20
Julian Bonifaci
Julian Bonifaci11:58 AM

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Julian Bonifaci
Julian Bonifaci12:03 PM

One of my teachers runs yearbook and they have informed me that she needs some pictures (more than 10) by Wednesday to meet a deadline they have for accepting pictures. Otherwise she will use last year's. Just giving a heads up.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan12:04 PM

Thanks for the heads up. We knew they needed the pictures, but not the amount.

2017-11-29
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:38 AM

Re: the new camera, I noticed there are a lot of good looking Youtubes out there, like this one: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=sony+a6000+how+to&docid=608036176953215805&mid=E66704C633718B6EF949E66704C633718B6EF949&view=detail&FORM=VIREHT

2017-12-09
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee2:13 PM

Violet Advani
Violet Advani2:21 PM

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Aiden Grayson
Aiden Grayson2:54 PM

@Aiden Grayson has joined the channel

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:04 PM

Ran across this & sharing because it seems well done & applicable to our social media work... https://fstoppers.com/business/how-make-your-content-go-viral-facebook-these-seven-tips-206932?utmmedium=email&utmsource=flipboard

2017-12-13
Zak Harmon
Zak Harmon3:40 PM

Can someone link the Drive please?

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan4:40 PM

I’ll add you at the meeting tonight

2018-01-06
Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer9:20 AM

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2018-01-07
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:36 AM

Rose. It's playing audio only . No video !

Rose Bandrowski
Rose Bandrowski11:36 AM

That's strange I'll see what I can do.

2018-01-08
Grant
Grant7:46 PM

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2018-01-10
victoria kleiven
victoria kleiven9:06 AM

me to

2018-01-12
Emma Lahtinen
Emma Lahtinen6:05 PM

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Luke Frank
Luke Frank7:24 PM

Here is one community service opportunity, Tech Tutoring! This involves teaching seniors how to use technology, every other Monday from 1:45 to 3. The next Monday will be the 21st, if anyone is interested please email me. Thanks!

2018-01-13
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:11 AM

Alright marketers, here are links to past posts on Avatars. Let's identify some people to work on this.
- Original FRC Blog entry: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/something-new-team-avatars
- Avatar Specifications: PNG 40x40 pixels
- Here's a good online app for creating avatars, BUT remember to set the size to 40x40 instead of the default 32x32. https://www.piskelapp.com/p/agxzfnBpc2tlbC1hcHByEwsSBlBpc2tlbBiAgMChsrvdCgw/edit
- Finally, here's an example I created using one of Rose's artworks. Ideally, we'll have transparent pixels around the avatar picture, so that when we're the blue or red team the background will be the appropriate color. https://spartronics.slack.com/files/Chris Rininger/F83GD9RPY/pastedimageat201711180825pm.png

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:11 AM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:16 AM

On that piskelapp.com online app, here's how to change the default to 40x40 pixels: on the right hand side there is a "resize the drawing area" icon. Click it, change both the width and height to 40, and then click "Set Default".

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:36 AM

An easy way to get a cool result is to...
Do a Google (or Bing :wink: ) search & start with a picture like this: https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=iFlphsDZ&id=CD114C313C6A727A15314158CBA976853B4B0F32&thid=OIP.iFlphsDZ3q-RZPCItIEORAE8DF&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwallpapercave.com%2fwp%2fuO49ekk.jpg&exph=1050&expw=1680&q=spartan+warror&simid=607999820176362125&selectedIndex=86&ajaxhist=0

Save it to your hard drive.

And then load it into the piskelapp.com app (after setting size to 40x40) using the import function.

And customize it and export it. Here's the one I created from the picture I linked to above.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:46 AM

Here's a larger view of the spartan helmet picture resized to 40x40 png

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:47 AM

I'm happy to do a live demonstration of this during an upcoming meeting as well.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:10 PM

Thanks Chris, everyone should feel free to work on this, no matter the sub team, as it’s a great opportunity to have fun with all your creativity. I do want marketers especially to work on this as it’s an easy way to really show what you can do, just have fun with it people.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger12:19 PM

Here are pictures from yesterday and a handful from other past meetings/events since Girls Gen. Feel free to share with BSF as well. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LvknoHvE1IS8pZSql

2018-01-15
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:41 AM

See the FRC channel announcement that avatar submission system is online. Let’s do this: Wait a few days until a bunch of teams have submitted avatars, and then see what they look like as an input to ours.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:24 AM

Harrison shared a picture in the engineering channel that I think could be a good one for social media. It shows Paul demonstrating a prototype with a few students watching. The scissor lift approach to elevated actuation that Paul demonstrated is the direction the engineering sub-teams decided to pursue at the end of yesterday. https://spartronics.slack.com/files/Harrison/F8S4CNQUQ/imageuploadedfromios.jpg

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom10:09 AM

I resized the avatar example so if someone wants to edit it, they don't have to crop it and reduce the size until it's 1:1. I might look at it later.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom10:11 AM

Also, there's an option to disable the pixel grid, which I find, while handy, does affect how it looks.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom11:55 AM

I'm reworking it some, I thought it was fun and quite interesting.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom12:02 PM

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom12:43 PM

Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer1:13 PM

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom1:56 PM

Because the game's sort of themed around retro games, perhaps a retro palette for the avatar would be fitting?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:35 PM

8-bit maybe: 256 colors

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:39 PM

Most 8-bit systems displayed far fewer than 256 colors at a time. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listof8-bitcomputerhardwarepalettes

Justice James
Justice James4:34 PM

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Will Hobbs
Will Hobbs8:06 PM

I don't know if you guys would want to do something with this but i thought it was pretty cool

2018-01-16
Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom4:06 PM

I'll keep working on the avatar because it's fun. Are we allowed to edit the background? Or does it have to be one solid color?

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom4:10 PM

The old atari one is interesting.
Also the CGA, although that's 16 colors, which is a bit low, but I'd like to see how it turns out.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom4:13 PM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listofvideogameconsolepalettes
I think this is more useful.
Video game console palettes.

Terry Shields
Terry Shields4:41 PM

This would look impressive for Open House. Not sure if we could use it to discuss strategy too.If our 3D printer is limited could we use BARN to print the model? We have enough BARN memberships to get it done and they still love Spartronics!

Terry Shields
Terry Shields4:42 PM

@Terry Shields pinned a message to this channel.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan6:12 PM

I created a simple pixelated spartan head (40x40, on an alpha background)

2018-01-17
Charlie Standridge
Charlie Standridge4:10 PM

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2018-01-18
Mike Rosen
Mike Rosen8:44 PM

Hey marketers, perhaps you’re thinking about diverse swag and wondering about alternatives to branded coffee cups. Consider this. I got one of these SiliPint beer pint glasses at the Poulsbo VikingFest ride and actually use it all the time.
https://www.silipint.com

2018-01-19
Harrison
Harrison5:07 PM

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Harrison
Harrison5:08 PM

Hay here is something you could use tell me if it is useful

2018-01-20
Peter Hall
Peter Hall3:43 PM

With regards to the clothing survey. What if we want 2 different sizes of sweatshirts.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:05 PM

Cool idea. Keep them coming. This does cost 4x what we paid for the coffee cups however; they were $3 each all in! These are $11 before tax and shipping with a logo

Charlie Standridge
Charlie Standridge7:52 PM

Hi, I can't make it to the meeting tomorrow sorry.

2018-01-21
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:21 PM

A company gave these away at worlds. Wonder how much they’d cost in blue & yellow. Pretty useful.

2018-01-22
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:02 PM

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Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:04 PM

"That's why since we started six years ago Sears & Associates has supported BHS Spartronics Team 4915 and our a treasured Legacy Sponsor. Because it really is about building futures."

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton4:14 PM

Sorry -- The message fired off before I was ready. I enjoyed the new Will's story YouTube video but noticed a couple of typos in the description. The message above has the text as it's being shown. I think it should read: That's why since we started six years ago, Sears & Associates has supported BHS Spartronics Team 4915 and is a treasured Legacy Sponsor. This adds a comma before Sears and replaces the phrase and our a treasured with is a treasured ..... I hope this makes sense.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:15 PM

It should also be five years ago, not six

Sean Reilly
Sean Reilly9:09 PM

I believe that we're going to set up a more formal review process for the newsletter, which should help stop errors like this from cropping up in the future.

2018-01-26
Luke Frank
Luke Frank7:32 PM

In case anyone asks, there is a single, free, T-Shirt, after that it is $12 for additional T-Shirts, $15 for Caps, $20 for Hoodies/Sweatshirts. Please spread the word!

2018-01-28
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily1:37 PM

Checks are payable to BHS, correct?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer1:38 PM

@Riyadth Al-Kazily yes they are

2018-01-29
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:11 PM

@Chris Mentzer @Jon Coonan What are we doing this year regarding name tags ?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:13 PM

@Enrique Chee @Jon Coonan is going to be contacting Aaron Levine to see if he will make us nametags again. If not we will figure something else out. We are hoping to get the same ones as last year.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:15 PM

If that is the case, you guys need to contact Aaron ASAP to give him time interval so we have it for our 1st event on March 2,2018.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee4:15 PM

Please cc me on that email to Aaron. thanks

2018-02-03
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily3:00 PM

see the programmers video on programming channel

2018-02-11
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:02 PM

Hey, here are pictures I took here and there with my phone the past month. Sorry no nice bokeh backgrounds like last year - too busy to get out my good camera. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5Lvw6qQtwoqQ9RIw0Y

2018-02-13
Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom8:41 PM

Not very good, but another rough shot at an avatar

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom8:42 PM

Background is just a placeholder, I need to look up the actual colors.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:43 PM

That's super cool @Martin Vroom, great work

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman8:53 PM

I really like it @Martin Vroom

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom8:56 PM

21 colors, but I know there's some duplicates. Probably closer to 18. I'll see what it looks like with a more retro palette, too.

2018-02-14
Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer4:30 PM

@Martin Vroom that looks really good! :slightlysmilingface:

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom4:32 PM

More retro style, official red on background, redid plume so it doesn't blend into the blue background.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:15 PM

I like it if it is large. If it is small, I’m not sure how easy it will be to understand what it is. I recommend making a head or upper body avatar candidate as well.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom5:20 PM

Edited it so it has alpha for the shadows so whatever background is put on it still works.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom5:55 PM

Small, team number in the corner, with somewhat opaque shadow so it adjusts to the background color.

Martin Vroom
Martin Vroom5:55 PM

And The Team Avatars will be on the Audience Display in the arena - you know, the big screen that shows the real-time scoring display and the match results. On the "Match Preview" audience display and the "Match Results" displays your Team Avatar will be shown alongside your Team Number; It's just another way to represent your team on the Audience scoreboard.

2018-02-15
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:44 PM

I was thinking... with this robot we should do a reveal video... there are how to’s on Chief Delphi that probably have great ways to use lighting and set up shots to make it awesome. Anyone interested?

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:29 PM

Let's tweet a second time this year first ;-)

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily7:41 PM

Oh, and I liked that tweet. I looked like I knew what I was doing :-)

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins11:50 PM

Hey marketing teamers - I uploaded 60 video clips to the Chairman's video folder: 4th of July parade, chamber meeting, Kitsap Mall, Barnes and Noble, Wilkes elementary, Ordway elementary, Open House video invite sample, kickoff meeting footage 2016, Clio teaching a strategy session, team meeting clip, girls gen 2015 clips, Pacific Science center 2016, BIMA Birthday clips, Leadership meeting clip 2015, Pepper the robot clips. I have more and will upload more later.

2018-02-16
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:05 AM

Thanks @Kevin Hawkins !!

2018-02-17
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:15 AM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:16 AM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:27 AM

Harrison
Harrison2:00 PM

I have a couple of photos of us working in the dark if you want more just tell me

2018-02-18
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger11:34 PM

Is there video of all the systems working together

2018-02-19
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:18 AM

Binder above seems pro - will make a great impression. Put a big Spartronics logo sticker on front

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan10:07 AM

@Enrique Chee I am in favor of buying the binder

2018-02-20
Sean Lafer
Sean Lafer9:42 AM

@Jon Coonan I'll be there around noon today Jon.

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan1:57 PM

A real nice photo of THEMIS courtesy of @Sean Lafer for the website, social media, and team spotlight

2018-02-25
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee1:51 PM

Have we finalized and submitted our avatar ?

2018-02-26
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:25 PM

Also who is our mascot?

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily7:44 PM

@Jon Coonan ^^ not sure if anyone followed up w/ the coach —

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:45 PM

We have submitted the avatar, mascot is TBD

John Sachs
John Sachs9:54 PM

Maybe I'm still catching up but I don't remember seeing an avatar chosen or voted on or shared in the channel here. So what is it? What's the story behind it? Inquiring minds want to know!

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:55 PM

We chose it at the meeting today, and it was voted on by the marketing team along with Kevin. Our choice was the simple spartan head with a white circle backdrop, which will look good regardless of the background color

Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan9:56 PM

If there is enough support for another design we are allowed a single change in the design, but we chose the one we did keeping in mind the point of the avatar, which is essentially used as a 8 but logo

John Sachs
John Sachs9:59 PM

Good choice! Thanks for the note.

2018-02-27
Will Hobbs
Will Hobbs8:04 AM

@Jon Coonan Do you have a picture you can share?

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee8:52 PM

Please remember to give out. Name tags during dinner on wed .

2018-03-02
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily2:51 PM

I don't see a photo of our robot on Blue Alliance yet. (In case anyone forgot to post one...) https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/4915/2018

2018-03-03
Jon Coonan
Jon Coonan7:30 AM

Social media team get this out there! @Luke Frank @Sean Lafer

2018-03-05
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee1:58 PM

When we unpack, please return all medals and trophys from last year to our display class. Please use what we won this weekend for GP and all future events.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:55 PM

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:56 PM

Bainbridge Review story above on our Robotics Open House from Fri March 2 page 8

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:07 PM

I'll be sharing a link to around 150 pictures from Mt Vernon soon. In the meantime, here are a few good ones (IMO) of the robot...

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:11 PM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:15 PM

this one might be better - cube's mid-fall

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:18 PM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:54 PM

Here's the full set of 147 pictures from Mt. Vernon: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5Lv0ObAQGjtDy-aMUM

2018-03-14
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:59 PM

James Sovick
James Sovick10:03 PM

That photo is awesome

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:18 PM

Agreed - looking to get more mentors in the game
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgPlwoqlrYu/?taken-by=spartronics

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman10:27 PM

I would love to start a thread of these pictures. We should definitely get more mentors.

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily10:29 PM

I sent a note to mentors channel. And will share what gets posted. However you maybe do better if you reach out by email to mentors group.

2018-03-15
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:05 AM

Will dig around in the attic for my HS yearbooks

2018-03-22
Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman6:47 PM

Very close...

2018-03-23
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:21 AM

I'm seeing the "Spartronics4915 is almost out of space" message, and I assume others are as well. It is probably a marketing team task to go archive anything we want to keep from last year at https://spartronics.slack.com/files

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:22 AM

And delete anything we don't need. This will probably be an annual housekeeping task.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali11:39 AM

the out-of-space message pertains to the 5GB max storage limit. Much of this is consumed by pictures and so it's possible that simply deleting pictures would resolve the short term problem

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:40 AM

Agreed, I think in the long term it might be worth it to look into the idea of upgrading to a payed account

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:56 AM

I would agree if it were maybe a third the price it is. I think we should look for a similar but free option that doesn’t clamp down the way Slack does... there are several out there.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee11:56 AM

Too expensive . We can talk about deleting some photos and videos next week . I started already

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark12:15 PM

@Chris Mentzer The issue is that payed plans charge by user

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark12:16 PM

So even if its something small like 5$ per user, it turns into a massive fee for everyone that we add.

2018-03-24
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason8:26 AM

https://about.mattermost.com/ is an alternative that seems to provide features we use in Slack. It would even import all of our users and channels. We would just need to pay to host it ourselves (which is certainly less expensive than what Slack would charge for the same thing.)

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:32 PM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:34 PM

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:10 PM

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:20 PM

Thanks for the great pics Chris!!

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman9:23 PM

Awesome! Thank you!

2018-03-25
2018-03-27
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer9:20 AM

Sent to the teams Instagram account by a shockwave team member.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:41 AM

Great shot !

Dana Batali
Dana Batali10:46 AM

other options, probably not better than slack:
https://www.stride.com
https://flock.com

In the realm of self hosted solutions, even a standard bulletin board could be considered:

http://flarum.org/

2018-03-28
Harrison
Harrison7:06 AM

I am pretty sure @Sean Williams at Mt. Vernon took reflective photos off the helmet showing the play field on the helmet. I don't know what happened to them, but It would be cool to re-create some photos like that at Portland. If Sean Williams see this I hope he can find the photos.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:08 AM

He did take them with the teams camera, I know what you are referring to @Harrison those ones were very cool. I was the star of one such image myself

Charlotte Larson Freeman
Charlotte Larson Freeman4:31 PM

2,500!

2018-03-30
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee7:50 PM

Please remember on mon to take black bag with pompon and replace with tote .

2018-04-01
Randy Groves
Randy Groves9:27 AM

@Randy Groves has joined the channel

2018-04-14
Ted Larson Freeman
Ted Larson Freeman10:01 PM

@Ted Larson Freeman has joined the channel

Ted Larson Freeman
Ted Larson Freeman10:04 PM

Next year we should emblazon our t-shirts with “4915” in a cool techno font on the back, above the list of sponsors.

2018-04-20
John Sachs
John Sachs3:40 PM

Wow; congrats in order for 4911; finished qualifications 9-1 and ranked #1 on Carver.

Dana Batali
Dana Batali8:03 PM

they had a great robot this year!

2018-04-21
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:12 AM

Looks like 4911 teamed up with 2910!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:41 AM

OMG horrible luck for 4911: lost first QF match (8 seed beat 1 seed) and got their alliance a red card for extending outside frame perimeter. Hopefully better luck next match.

2018-05-12
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily9:33 AM

Morning coffee at the al-kazily home — what is missing?

Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily1:40 PM

R thinks he needs Spartronics pants to complete his morning outfit

2018-05-19
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:30 PM

Apologies these are late, but here are pictures I took in Portland at DCMPs. Enjoy!
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LwUWEZQqzGlMVid0v

And for seniors or anyone else, here's a link that should allow you to access a full 3 years worth (literally thousands) of Spartronics pictures:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LvR1RkfFl-jqkR-p

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:48 PM

Thank you very much Chris!!

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:53 PM

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee10:48 PM

Where can I get a pair ?

2018-05-20
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton9:34 AM

How about this to match?

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton9:36 AM

I think it would complete the ensemble nicely.

2018-06-14
Binnur Alkazily
Binnur Alkazily12:39 PM

@Chris Mentzer @Jon Coonan @Kevin Hawkins team delivered the updated Atlas 2.0 — it will need love & polish from marketing before the parade, at minimum a look over the existing sponsor stickers. @Chris Mentzer I suggest you take the lead. Thanks!

2018-07-04
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger3:20 PM

Wow, what a great reaction from the community to our robots and our team at the parade today! Here are pictures and video I took with my phone. At least one of the videos turned out pretty well. https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LwXkD1WND2j0rh7hN

2018-08-02
Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer8:37 PM

this would be a great opportunity to leave our teams mark on the FIRST community. If you have any ideas just throw them out on this channel and we’ll discuss. Deadline is August 15th so if you want speak up soon. https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/blog/2019-name-the-planet-contest

Jack Chapman
Jack Chapman9:06 PM

Hephaestus, God of the forge? Since they tend to name planets after the Roman gods, we could go for Vulcan

2018-08-29
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily8:51 PM

Idea: work with Bay Hay & Feed to have a special robotics T-shirt made and sold at their store. I'm thinking just like their tractor or duck shirts, but with dozens of robots instead. Or better yet, Spartronics logos! Definitely would be a recongizable Bainbridge Island thing...

2018-09-19
Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:25 PM

In the spirit of making contact with other teams, I suggest sharing the concept of "Spartronics Day" (4/9/15) with other teams who may not have figured that out. For example, http://www.megahurts2219.com/ may be able to get their mayor to declare 2/2/19 as Megahurts Day (I like their team name!), and use it for a fundraising and awareness opportunity. If you can put some thought into the list of possible team numbers that match dates, and then reach out to teams that have those numbers, you might make some new friends.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:29 PM

Thanks!

Riyadth Al-Kazily
Riyadth Al-Kazily9:36 PM

Especially note that team TREAD from Auburn WA is 3219...

2018-10-12
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:24 PM

My wife Erin had a fun idea: Use orange painters or gaffers tape on the big red ball to make it look jack-o-lantern-like, and do a public robotics demo during the Winslow Way trick-or-treating thing. While the parade provides exposure, this event would provide both exposure and an opportunity to talk with people in the community.

2018-10-13
Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson4:58 PM

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Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson5:01 PM

Hey, I know a company that wants to put their logo on the back of our t-shirt. How much money would they need to donate to achieve that?

2018-10-14
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:09 PM

Here's the picture of the Girls Gen women

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer4:35 PM

@Nora Wilson $250-$500 gets their name on the back of the t-shirt, $500 and more gets their logo on the shirt

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:00 PM

@Chris Mentzer please reread your last post . $500 means what ?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:01 PM

$500 gets their logo on the back of the shirt

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee5:04 PM

$250-$500 =name back of shirt ,

More than $500 = logo back of shirts .

@Chris Mentzer thanks for clarifying

Nora Wilson
Nora Wilson9:54 PM

Thank you

2018-10-18
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:29 AM

Adobe's 'Fast Mask' can edit one object across an entire video clip
https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/17/adobe-cc-sneaks-fast-mask-project-kazoo/

Fast Mask could be cool for our robot videos

2018-10-24
Camden Greenhalgh
Camden Greenhalgh7:18 PM

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Miles Vilke7:37 PM

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Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon7:41 PM

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Max Hays
Max Hays8:15 PM

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Merrill Keating
Merrill Keating10:25 PM

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2018-10-25
Kate Swietlik
Kate Swietlik7:28 AM

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Jacob Preston12:54 PM

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Emerson Nicholas6:27 PM

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2018-10-28
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:25 AM

2018-10-30
John Sachs
John Sachs6:23 AM

RoCK and BremerTron wanted us to send them a copy of the alliance group photo. @Chris Mentzer can you send it to them?

2018-11-02
Stephen Reinhardt
Stephen Reinhardt10:52 PM

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2018-11-03
Alexander Perkins
Alexander Perkins9:08 AM

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Adam Rideout Redeker
Adam Rideout Redeker9:08 AM

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Doña Keating
Doña Keating10:16 AM

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Jack Dutt
Jack Dutt11:28 AM

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Doña Keating
Doña Keating1:18 PM

My photos and about three vids from Girls Gen - including dancing...
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Al-U4A1FOCEZgRmzFz4UnkigmlWj

2018-11-29
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley9:45 PM

This is a collection of robotics related videos that I've taken from the last 18 months. Once I find a 40 pin charger that works, I'll get the videos off my old phone and upload them as well.

Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley10:28 PM

Then this is a collection of photos from the same time period.

2018-11-30
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:05 PM

Since people outside of the frogrock domain can't access those, I uploaded them to a new gmail account

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:27 PM

@Chris Mentzer regarding that PNW FIRST sticker idea with the small 4915 logo in the corner, here’s a generic PNW sticker for inspiration

2019-01-04
Zak Harmon
Zak Harmon2:39 PM

The kickoff timer in the events tab is messed up

Justice James
Justice James2:42 PM

It works for me, but I'm using Firefox.

2019-01-11
2019-01-15
Jake Benjamin
Jake Benjamin10:27 PM

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2019-01-18
Jeffrey Tappen
Jeffrey Tappen5:50 PM

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2019-01-22
Dana Batali
Dana Batali1:50 PM

another cool idea for badges (and we could probably do this on our cnc)

https://support.bantamtools.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003204926-Bantam-Tools-PCB-Badge

John Sachs
John Sachs9:37 PM

and an example for the drive team...?

2019-01-23
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:22 PM

my pictures from build season so far: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LxVUUq54DrrzZQqao

2019-01-24
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:38 AM

sharing with marketing for input on appearance (i.e. last question)

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger2:17 PM

Full size is bottom - the others are all skinnied up to some degree. All are the same height. Which one is appropriate for bumpers? The top/narrowist would result in 4" high by 6" wide for all four numbers, while the bottom/wides would result in 4" high by more like 12" for all four numbers.

Micah C. Glasby
Micah C. Glasby5:17 PM

In order: Vinyl, iron on, 8 for this year alone (8 more if we want more for next year), not till later next week (or the week after, I want to wait until the dimensions are for sure set in stone), and the 6" by 4" would be best just spacing wise.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:09 PM

Thanks. Will we be cutting it to close to missing the "1/2 inch pitch" requirement with the 6" x 4" option. That means each number is around 4" tall by 1.3" wide. I think the pitch might mean the width of the lines that compose the numbers. Would you please double check by measuring our existing numbers' widths? Thx agn. -C

2019-01-26
Micah C. Glasby
Micah C. Glasby12:26 AM

What kind of sheets does your mother’s cutter take?

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger6:33 AM

I’ll find out

2019-01-28
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:26 PM

Bored with no connectivity on the plane to Denver this past weekend, so I spent time creating this image. Use as is, or I can share the "source" (it's Powerpoint) for augmentation.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:30 PM

Regarding bumper numbers, we measured numbers on old bumpers today, and the 4, 9, and 5 are each 2.5" wide x 4" tall, while the 1 is 1.5" wide x 4" tall. The narrowest width the full "4915" can be is around 10".

2019-02-02
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson8:41 AM

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2019-02-04
Terry Shields
Terry Shields3:29 PM

And don’t forget we have this for someone on the drive team. I have a friend who is sewing our SPARTRONICS logo from one of my T-shirts to the back of the spacesuit. We will add SPARTRONICS stickers to the helmet and the front leg pocket too…

Doña Keating
Doña Keating8:28 PM

Pics I took from beginning of year thru a few days ago - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/spat36v7q8ogspm/AAB--skefh20vRRBQmnlYF6a?dl=0

2019-02-16
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger9:44 AM

First test of the intake

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger9:56 AM

First test of intake with the chute

2019-02-17
Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger1:20 PM

First test of ejecting the hatch panel

Ethan Rininger
Ethan Rininger5:50 PM

Oof

2019-02-18
Austin Smith
Austin Smith11:49 AM

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2019-02-19
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:31 AM

Chaos does the Hab L2 Sandstorm descent during our time yesterday at the Peninsula Alliance half field at Cental Kitsap HS. https://youtu.be/fP-u2ghA8jQ

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins7:13 PM

Terry Shields
Terry Shields10:29 PM

We have a friend on the island who was kind enough to sew our logo on the back of our spacesuit. Plus stickers on front pocket and on the helmet.

2019-02-20
Terry Shields
Terry Shields4:56 PM

Here is a Google Drive link for a 2 minute “Bag Day” video from Tuesday evening… https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ahRQ71hQjR3mtIFCagrD8cp9H1syHmI/view?usp=sharing

2019-03-01
Doña Keating
Doña Keating4:40 PM

From city council re Bainbridge Island Girl Up month proclamation

2019-03-05
Dana Batali
Dana Batali9:30 AM

@Cruz Strom @Chris Mentzer: badges can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tJrVEPl4MFzIohoweBSmvFBAwdsR4kf let me know if you have any problems

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:43 AM

@Dana Batali Thanks

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer11:21 AM

Thank you

2019-03-08
John Sachs
John Sachs9:19 PM

I see the March 6th E-News in my email but not on the team website...:disappointed_relieved:

2019-03-10
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:01 PM

Pictures from Auburn-Mountainview https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LyU9Hi7KjhLla-wlU

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:08 PM

those are the ones after I filtered twice - here's a set of more than double that many after filtering once: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LyUwah1ymqWcGuQh9 and here is a quickly snapped set of pit pictures: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AikCDwtdoW5LyU60wkZLs92pvUC0

2019-03-22
Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon10:06 PM

Hi, can I send a tweet @Sean Reilly about that there's the event tomorrow and Sunday?

Sean Reilly
Sean Reilly10:12 PM

I wouldn’t do it now. Tomorrow morning, I’d take a look at how we’ve previously tweeted about events and base a tweet off of that. You should probably DM Kevin for suggestions as well.

2019-03-23
Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon11:29 AM

So because I’m not at the competition, has someone been assigned to tweet during it?

2019-03-24
Julian Bonifaci
Julian Bonifaci6:34 PM

Photos i took today incase they are good for marketing. i have RAW files aswell if anyone wants them

Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:04 PM

Video of team accepting EI Award at Glacier Peak...congratulations! https://www.dropbox.com/s/hn4idbctgtmhrdw/EI-Award-GlacierPeak.mp4?dl=0

Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:05 PM

Beaming faces with EI Award...

2019-03-30
Peter Hall
Peter Hall2:07 PM

Hi Everyone, I've put together a list of the teams we are competing with for the EI award and I have added all of their judge blurbs and team websites as well. We don't know who has won this weekends events but we will soon (Lake Oswego today and Auburn tomorrow). I will ad those to this list as they come in. Finally, Is there any other info that that would be useful that i didn't already mention? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zv5hV5mPzauEmMDBsoBgbguHaLfgMspfRu0EgaOuQ/edit?usp=sharing

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee3:18 PM

Great idea ! @Peter Hall

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer5:06 PM

Team 997 - Spartan Robotics won Engineering Inspiration at Lake Oswego

2019-04-02
Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon6:21 AM

@Chris Mentzer do you have the link the the TV interview?

Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon7:16 PM

May I tweet that video (on the team's account)?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:19 PM

Yes please do that

Noah Solomon
Noah Solomon7:23 PM

@Chris Mentzer "Here's an interview Bremerton Kitsap Access Television came in to film with us:
https://vimeo.com/323340672/e91230f737" good?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer7:23 PM

Looks good, thanks @Noah Solomon

Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:37 PM

Thanks, @Peter Hall. Came across a Chief Delphi which discusses teams winning Chairmans at their first event, then EI at Districts if another team won CA. So the competition is more than regional EI winners.
https://www.chiefdelphi.com/t/winning-engineering-inspiration/352585/15

Doña Keating
Doña Keating11:47 PM

@Sean Reilly @Harper Nalley - Merrill tried to add these three photos to the 2018-2019 folder for EI but it's still spooling. They can be found here - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gx29fngeoe0e61n/AADesoTxpUSWGLMgdSvXsyLda?dl=0.

2019-04-03
Doña Keating
Doña Keating2:41 PM

If the binder is a 3-ring with a front plastic sleeve, this is an idea I've been tweaking for a cover we can slip in. About to board our flight, so will assume we'll be pinged by Friday if necessary. We rearranged and made some minor additions to Sean's document last night.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins3:37 PM

This is what was said by THE JUDGES for the EI Award announcement: This award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team’s community. Inspiring others to respect science and technology requires passion, knowledge and commitment. FIRST celebrates these qualities by presenting the Engineering Inspiration Award.

With a powerhouse of outreach in a tight-knit community, this team really reaches for the stars. Their team members all strive to raise the bar with events just for the gals.

These Blue Warriors of Tech are inspirations to us both near and far.

Qualifying to compete for the Engineering Inspiration Award at the District Championship, congratulations Team 4915.

Spartronics of Bainbridge High School of Bainbridge Island, WA

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema10:26 PM

Here's a rough draft of the yearbook- something I put together in google slides. The slides are in a order that I think allows for weaker things to be bracketed by stronger, so sort of the idea proposed by Chris about having the stronger stuff bookend the weaker items. Please comment and change this as much as possible, I just put something together that produces the effect that I thought we were looking for. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cQPB0kFtVcEK1DJcDHhJSvnQl2tuPxtY-RpyfYrXL5Q/edit#slide=id.g50e97b140c073

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema10:29 PM

@Doña Keating At the meeting today we discussed your cover idea, and we had a few thoughts on it:
We were thinking it should be a collage of photos, rather than one single photo-if you look under the actual photos tab in the EI project folder I put some in that I thought it would be good
Also we think that it should have "yearbook" in the title somewhere.
@Chris Mentzer, you mentioned that you had a few other thoughts on it too?

Doña Keating
Doña Keating11:55 PM

Thanks, @Kenneth Wiersema...I'll work on this draft tomorrow as I do have some recommended changes.

2019-04-04
Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:21 AM

Great job guys. !!!

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins12:16 PM

I did a bunch of editing to add the correct descriptions of events and facts and figures. I'm confused as to why we were missing a key event and information: 4th of July Parade (reaches our BIGGEST in-person audience at 25,000 people) all the social media outreach - we do more to tell the FIRST story nationally and internationally through social media than most teams, and highlighting the Bainbridge Review stories that reach thousands more islanders. I added those 3 pages. I believe there was 1 more event that someone mentioned late yesterday we did that was not on the list of 2018-19 events that also should be added. I don't see Blakely Maker's Fair or any of the elementary school visits, any photos from our presentation at FLL/FLL Jr. (did anyone ask Liza - or a photo of the sign outside Rolling Bay announcing the meeting?) I also don't see a page for Kids Discovery Birthday party.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating12:18 PM

Thanks, @Kevin Hawkins. I'll pull from your updated version...

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee12:33 PM

Thanks @Doña Keating and @Kevin Hawkins !

Kenneth Wiersema
Kenneth Wiersema5:21 PM

@Doña Keating Darwin and I talked and we think the yearbook pages are good for most of more recent events that occurred this year.I did add one more page for the kidimu thing, but other than that it’s done

Doña Keating
Doña Keating5:32 PM

Attached is an updated yearbook. Input welcome (thanks for all of yours, @Kevin Hawkins!).

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:50 PM

This is phenomenal. Only one suggestion. I think we need to add a sponsor page. Our outreach to sponsors is what finds all of our outreach. Our list of sponsors is so impressive. We can pick up short copy from the Entrepreneur Award entry. We could use the logo art from the shirt. I am at dinner but I can send when we’re done if you can’t find it but it really should be in the shared drive.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:50 PM

Plus if we add a sponsor page it’ll put us at 19 pages I can put it inside blank page for the cover and that will bring us 220 pages which we need for a book (needs to divide by 4)

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins5:51 PM

20 pages not 220

Doña Keating
Doña Keating5:55 PM

I'll look for a sponsor logo option. I also planned to create a social media bar for the back page and to insert a blank page after the front cover and before the back one to ensure we had a /4. Won't do both since we'll have 20.

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton5:55 PM

This is really great document! It's a wonderful reminder that we're doing much more than building robots. The photos are really super!

I have a question about the Girls Gen page. The second sentence says "New girls on the team ..." Is Girls Gen really focused on new girls only or is it a broader effort? Also, the photo shows some team alumni which I think it pretty cool as well.

On the Open House page, is there a way to make the font size more consistent with the other pages? Perhaps use a style similar to the Girls Gen page with a text box overlay?

The Building Talent Pipeline page seems to be a run-on sentence. There are too many occurrences of "and" for my taste.

Thanks for creating and sharing this document.
In the Community Outreach section, we misspelled "Renton".

For the In Service page, I'd be tempted to get rid of the "(top)" and "(bottom)" labels as they aren't essential to telling the story.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:02 PM

Thanks, @Mark Tarlton... I'll have a look. As for Girls Gen, that's something @Kevin Hawkins, @Enrique Chee or others can address since I'm not as familiar. From my perspective, any girl can participate... but as I understand it, the majority of them are new or can't commit to the regular team season.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:21 PM

@Mark Tarlton The font on the Open House was the same as on Girls Gen page but the heavy version for visibility. I changed it back. Rather than make the two pages identical in layout, the idea was to break up the repetition. I lean towards leaving it as is so Kevin can get this to print.

I updated the BTP sentence (hadn't really looked at it beyond copy and paste).

Corrected 'Renton'.

Top and bottom aren't essential, but I put them there to eliminate confusion about which legend applied. We can live without them...

Taking one more look at everything since I basically cranked without a rearview.

Thanks again for your feedback.

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee6:29 PM

Girl gens is for new girls and girls currently on the team .

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:34 PM

Please text me when a final PDF is ready. The latest FedEs Office to print is 9 pm so I need a final before 8:30 pm

Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:34 PM

So "...new and returning girls" could work in the sentence.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:34 PM

Here’s our table FYI

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:35 PM

New and returning can work

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins8:43 PM

Done! Three full color copies: 2 double sided, one single sided. Best option was clear spiral binding (very few options this time of night!).

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins8:45 PM

Doña Keating
Doña Keating8:49 PM

Thank you, @Kevin Hawkins!

2019-04-05
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins9:10 AM

I am at the table waiting to go over the Yearbooks once the Opening Ceremony is over / got here at 8:24 am

Terry Shields
Terry Shields2:49 PM

Just went through the Yearbook document. This is beautiful!! Excellent work.

2019-04-06
Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins1:24 PM

Hey everyone I think it’s time to break down the table if you haven’t already — no more judging

Darwin Clark
Darwin Clark8:42 PM

Here's an album of all the photos I got from Tacoma: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VQSwXoeaqS9h5Pd47

2019-04-07
Justice James
Justice James10:08 PM

Pictures from the photo booth at Robobash https://www.flickr.com/photos/157275963@N07/sets/72157679762997698

2019-04-23
Randy Groves
Randy Groves10:06 AM

@Kevin Hawkins Aaugh! I didn't put the lunch on my work schedule. Just got reminded. Didn't wear my Spartronics shirt, but I can be there, if you tell me where it is.

Randy Groves
Randy Groves10:08 AM

@Doña Keating Aaugh! I didn't put the lunch on my work schedule. Just got reminded. Didn't wear my Spartronics shirt, but I can be there, if you tell me where it is.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger11:22 AM

It's at Meydenbauer Center here in Bellevue. Robot demos at 11:30 and lunch at noon is the schedule I think... @Randy Groves

Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:07 PM

Dropbox link to photos I took at today's FIRST luncheon. That bloke's head is photo-bombing my stage shots; crikey! Anyhow, thanks to all who came. Brill times... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4z9ykpu7mjc5c7w/AAB8JKOqJHo6hPbkrv1xpazOa?dl=0

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton7:12 PM

Maybe we can ask @Nora Wilson to Photoshop a Spartronics logo in over the head :bustinsilhouette:

Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:15 PM

Precisely what we joked about on the ride home. :spartronics:

2019-04-24
Terry Shields
Terry Shields6:04 PM

Support for rookie FRC team...

Hey team,
During the Auburn competition this year we met the coach of a rookie team that is looking for guidance. I think we owe it to a rookie team to help anyway we can.

Their two immediate needs are (see her request below):
#1. How to fundraise and lock in sponsors
#2. Problems with robot Drive System


Their team was the Descendants of G.O.R.T. from Monroe - 7627. They have since chosen their new team name:

Quixotic Robotics
Coaches name is: Anna Dahlgren
Mobile phone #: (306)672-1648
Email:



This is the request for help from Anna...

Hello! The team has had some time to process their season and have some goals to work on for the rest of this year. First, they renamed themselves Quixotic Robotics. Now that they have a name they can use year after year they would like to look for sponsors. I was wondering if perhaps your team has a template or an example that we might see. The truth is that they don't even know how to go about asking! And their second question is about the driving mechanism. Theirs was pretty clunky and hard to steer, especially compared to other teams. Do you have any advice on what kind of things they should be looking into? Thanks so much!

We are so very thankful for your willingness to help!!

2019-04-29
Doña Keating
Doña Keating11:22 AM

Some Spartronics team members joined West Sound CoderDojo mentors in Seattle yesterday. We grabbed coffee at Hotel Edgewater, watched Avengers: Endgame at Pacific Science Center IMAX, and spent some time in the Tinker Tank. Thanks to @Sunny Gregson and @Jack Scheiderman for joining us!

Doña Keating
Doña Keating11:24 AM

Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman11:47 AM

@Jack Scheiderman has joined the channel

2019-05-08
Sunny Gregson
Sunny Gregson6:44 PM

@Sunny Gregson has joined the channel

Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:54 PM

Link to photos and videos from today's visit/presentation to Boys and Girls Club - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yh0avs7c4dnizx2/AABL69-M-c6iZ3ZKYDpLYba?dl=0

2019-05-11
Justice James
Justice James8:53 PM

Here's some photos I took of us and other teams at the Sequim irrigation parade.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NNui60NabClNfmiLWNLD1BPThMptjuWW?usp=sharing

2019-05-21
Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:09 PM

Recommended agenda items for May 22 meeting:

I. Helpline
• Chris and Sean to coordinate getting pizza coupons to them ASAP
• Mentioned that several students go to West Side Pizza after school and can be asked to do this (Merrill, Harry, Jack S. Sunny, Mitchell)
• Designated photographer: ?

II. School Presentations
• Woodward on May 24 – six students leaving school during part of 4th period (Chris M., Cruz, Harry, Merrill, ???)
o Parental approval and notification to school and teacher required
o Designated photographer: ?
o Can a mentor make this (I cannot)?
• Elementary school / TBA


III. Peninsula Parades

• Another parade on June 2 (details needed)
o Designated photographer: ?

IV. FIRST Washington portal project
• Update

V. Grand Old 4th
• We’re participating in the parade and have invited other FIRST teams to join us.
• We are in the T&C parking lot
o Girl Scouts will partner on activities and Therese Mentzer has purchased items for booth activities. She has also agreed to man the booth during the parade.
o May have one robot in booth and materials to recruit more sponsors and team members
• Designated photographer(s): ?


VI. Bainbridge Rotary Auction
• Complete Volunteer sign-up sheet
• Check with Bill Davis if volunteering at the golf shop

VII. Girl Scouts Camp
• Aug 12 – 16
• Fay Bainbridge shelters for activities
• Ages: 1-6 graders
• 4915 members can show up on a morning to lead an activity/do presentation
• Therese Mentzer is purchasing mind storm kits
• Designated photographer: ?


VIII. Girls Gen 2019
• Details and strategies

IX. Social media/Communications
• Assign post-season newsletters, website updates, social media account activity from now to start of school year

Harrison
Harrison9:14 PM

@Doña Keating the people coming are also Sunny with Merrill on Girls Gen, Emerson for Photos, and Justice to talk about Programming.

Harrison
Harrison9:15 PM

For the Woodward Presentation

Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:17 PM

Brill-o. Thank you, @Harrison...

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:17 PM

Who is bringing robot and stuff to Woodward ? Packing when ? Needs to be done Wed night 5/22.

Harrison
Harrison9:24 PM

Yes, I wanted packing to be done on Wednesday. @Chris Mentzer was going to pack the one of our Robots to show. I was hoping to pack Atlas but knowing the condition of all of our robots we may need to use Helios. I don't want to bring Themis just because the scissor lift is not the safest to be up close, where as with Atlas/Helios it is "safe" to have kids look at the robot up close.

2019-05-22
Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason9:58 AM

@Doña Keating I put "Find designated photographer" on the leadership agenda for today, and hopefully we'll have someone for each of those events. As for the parade, I'm not aware of anything going on June 2 (does @Chris Mentzer know?), but there is a parade in Silverdale called Whaling Days on June 27th that I think we're invited to.

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:04 AM

Whaling day is July 27th, according to the Peninsula Calendar, the parade that was on the calendar for June 2nd is actually happening on June 1st

Declan Freeman-Gleason
Declan Freeman-Gleason10:06 AM

What is the June 1st parade?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer10:09 AM

Forest Festival Parade, I haven't heard anything about it, stokely is the one that posted it so I'm assuming Shelton, I could ping him and ask for the details

Doña Keating
Doña Keating1:50 PM

Thanks, all. I am bringing evil snacks to the meeting. :smiling_imp:

2019-05-24
Doña Keating
Doña Keating4:10 PM

Pics and videos from today's presentation at Woodward. Use what works (if anything). Thanks to Elvis (@Harrison), @Chris Mentzer, @Merrill Keating, @Sunny Gregson, @Justice James, and @Emerson Nicholas. And of course, @Kevin Hawkins. Bang up job... but just one word, students: checklists! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zg0vd9rjwoma90u/AACFck2I8F4LiFEGJCK3IqKa?dl=0

Doña Keating
Doña Keating5:46 PM

By the way, when I upload pics and videos to this channel, my expectation is that the student lead(s) will grab them, filter, and transfer to a main team portal. There are marketing materials in various places and they really should be centralised. Or at least, a spreadsheet created which identifies what is where...

2019-06-04
Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton12:29 PM

I just met a group of people from PHYTEC -- they have a local office on the island.. They are working on a robotic demo of their product. One of the people is a FIRST alumni. Have we ever talked to them? www.phytec.com

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee1:03 PM

We have never spoken to them.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:44 PM

hmm, they do IoT also... my friend Sam George who runs Azure IoT & lives on the island would probably be interested to know they're around - thanks for sharing

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger1:53 PM

While we're on the topic of possible sponsors & companies to engage, a while back a few of us were discussing the possibility of outsourcing some manufacturing (due to time crunch or if we needed a lot of a single part made or ?). It might even be that one or more of these business would sponsor us. The top candidate we found was Puget Sound Precision, a full service machine shop located in Poulsbo. http://www.pugetsoundprecision.com/. This place looks amazing. Beyond that, there was another machine shop in Kingston, plus a few places that do sheet metal manufacturing (including https://www.morganmetalworks.com/ which does high-end installations at places like Starbucks).

I think it would take partnership between the marketing team and the mech/fabrication folks on the team to reach out to these kinds of businesses to try to develop relationships. It could be a very positive development for the team if it were accomplished. Many of the big elite teams are able to spend more time on design because they have sponsors who turn much of their manufacturing around very quickly. Something to think about.

2019-06-12
Doña Keating
Doña Keating4:25 PM

These are from this afternoon at Helpline. Use whichever one you like best for social media, and send them to Maureen at West Side Pizza. Thanks to @Chris Mentzer, @Merrill Keating, @Jack Scheiderman, and @Sunny Gregson for showing up to get this done.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating7:28 PM

First Girls Gen meeting. Can we put on social media and tag?

Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:46 PM

2019-06-13
Harper Nalley
Harper Nalley8:47 AM

Another machine shop I know and have briefly worked with for another thing is Lichen MFG. They started out about five years ago hand-making steel mountain bikes, and since then they have partially pivoted into being a precision machine shop.
https://lichenmfg.com/

2019-06-26
Doña Keating
Doña Keating4:54 PM

Sign up sheets to grow mailing list

2019-06-27
Therese
Therese10:08 PM

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2019-09-24
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger5:24 PM

Engineering & Fabrication Sponsor ideas:
Sage (island fishing rod maker). I chatted with an employee once. They work a lot with composites & employ several engineers. They may even be willing to donate materials, manufacturing, engineering review time. The person I talked with said to stop by; they might like to become a sponsor. https://www.sageflyfish.com/innovation/sage-story
Puget Sound Precision manufacturing /fab outfit in Poulsbo http://www.pugetsoundprecision.com/equipment.html
Blackmouth Design on the island - niche design and fab outfit https://www.blackmouthdesign.com/about-2
Phytec Electronics hardware company with an office on island. Mark met a few folks from there, and one employee is a FIRST alum. www.phytec.com
@Cruz Strom @Violet Advani @Mark Tarlton @Paul Vibrans @Riyadth Al-Kazily

2019-10-16
Steve Erickson
Steve Erickson8:36 PM

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2019-10-19
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:01 AM

I noticed this discussion about the idea of FRC teams broadly honoring Woodie Flowers on their shirts this year. It seems like a great idea, and I thought marketing would like to monitor where this is going and potentially have our team participate. #ThanksWoodie https://www.chiefdelphi.com/t/t-shirt-designs-honoring-woodie-on-team-shirts/364411/9

2019-10-23
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger10:30 AM

Here’s some inspiration... I challenge the marketing team students to produce at least one fun video (a reveal maybe?) this year! https://www.chiefdelphi.com/t/what-is-your-favorite-frc-video/358911

2019-10-29
Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger7:38 AM

FYI: We’re trying to get a sponsorship from Markforged. Do we have any pictures from last year of the team using the printer or maybe with parts from the printer? @Mark Tarlton @Jack Scheiderman if not, let’s try to remember to take some photos this year, thanks!

Mark Tarlton
Mark Tarlton8:31 PM

sorry, I don't have any photos ...

Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman8:36 PM

This is the only photo I have.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:45 PM

Thanks Jack, I'll use it. @Enrique Chee @Kevin Hawkins Are there any restrictions on sharing images of the team with a sponsor? (They would like to post on their social media and/or sponsorship page on their website. Several sponsored teams have shared pictures like this.)

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger8:51 PM

I'm thinking of sharing this one... It's easy to see the Onyx hoop element of the chute, and I like that students are working on the robot, the giant Spartronics logo is in there, etc. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AikCDwtdoW5LyTBlhHWwrGuwCOk4

Enrique Chee
Enrique Chee9:41 PM

I think it is ok.

Chris Rininger
Chris Rininger9:42 PM

Thanks for confirming

2019-10-30
Jack Scheiderman
Jack Scheiderman7:40 AM

@Chris Rininger I believe there are photos of me next to the Markforged during Open House. It may be good to look into.

Doña Keating
Doña Keating12:38 PM

@Chris Mentzer Were you floating during last year's open house? I checked my Open House photos...nada. @Kevin Hawkins?

Chris Mentzer
Chris Mentzer12:41 PM

I was driving the second robot @Doña Keating so I don’t have any pictures. @Chris Rininger I’ll look in the drive when I get a chance and let you know

Doña Keating
Doña Keating5:43 PM

@Chris Mentzer @Sean Reilly @Kevin Hawkins @Bill Davis Andrew Biddle from Rooftec was at our home this afternoon for drone moss treatment. Fun to observe the process, and a neat fellow with whom to chat. He's still very interested in not only sponsoring us, but coming to one of our meetings to demo.

2019-11-07
Max Morse
Max Morse12:22 AM

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Jiana Lyons6:40 AM

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Melony Bourgeois
Melony Bourgeois1:11 PM

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Leah Diamond5:30 PM

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2019-11-08
Garrett Swanson
Garrett Swanson11:24 AM

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2019-11-13
Doña Keating
Doña Keating5:55 PM

@Therese I will be sending you an email shortly...

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins6:02 PM

Love this - we could add the hashtag under the first logo on the sleeve as one idea

2019-11-14
Freeman Tuohy
Freeman Tuohy1:52 PM

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2019-12-02
Doña Keating
Doña Keating6:10 PM

@Sean Reilly @Chris Mentzer We should check to see which student team members are participating in CTE Job Shadow Day and which companies they are visiting. Brill material for a social media and/or newsletter story, and an opportunity to form a partnership if that company isn't already a sponsor...

2019-12-09
Doña Keating
Doña Keating3:29 PM

@Merrill Keating is at Microsoft this afternoon for BHS CTE Job Shadow. The focus is AI and Machine Learning...

2019-12-11
Doña Keating
Doña Keating9:41 PM

@Sean Reilly @Chris Mentzer Dropbox link to photos from tonight's Girl Up/UN/4915 leadership meeting. Use whatever works. Or not... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lrdxvqa1if4l1fj/AADRGj9rKd5p1uRUqXI2KJGaa?dl=0