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Leading The Next

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Entry ID #: 5659
Created: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 2:50 PM


33691B Blue Dawn "Leading the Next"


Team 33691B, Blue Dawn, is our veteran team. It is composed of mainly seniors and juniors (11th and 12th grade). This is our first year having a veteran team, because the Bentonville West Robotics Club is only in its third year in existence. As the veterans, the members of Blue Dawn are not only tasked with designing and constructing their own robot for VRC, but they also mentor and guide the newer members. They support our other three teams (33691A Gold Dusk, 38972C Girls of West, and 38863A B-West) by offering guidance in areas that the members are unfamiliar with, resolving conflicts, and teaching new skills. As they are supporting the other teams, they are also searching for new leaders, for the purpose of passing the torch when the current veterans graduate. The mission of the BWHS Robotics Club leadership is to ensure the continued growth of the organization. When the current veterans graduate, the members that they brought up to be leaders will take their place and continue to seek new leaders and ensure the growth of robotics. They are Leading the Next.


A Team, A Family


Blue Dawn is constituted by some of the best in their Robotics craft. Our Robot's creation always begins with the physical, the leaders of which are the idealistic and optimistic Head Builder, Torin, and the quick-minded Builder, Caleb. The Builders' goal is to create a machine that best suits the strategy and skill of the Drivers: Our lightning-fast Main Driver Dalton and strategic Secondary Driver, Josh. The programmer, Ahmed, is always ready to code. He is a proficient coder who can quickly adapt to any new situation. Zach and Katelyn are always willing to help. As floaters they are well-rounded individuals who assist in all aspects of the club. Zach is also the designer for our club website. He spends as much time as he can on it, but is always willing to assist club-members when necessary. Katelyn (Club President) is in charge of organization. She makes sure everything is where it belongs, creating and maintaining club inventories while also focusing on the task at hand. Kali, our dedicated scribe is there to record all changes to our robot; without her there is no notebook and without a notebook, there is no progress. Blue Dawn’s goal is to make great robots, but form even better relationships while cultivating our craft. The team has become good friends, and even a family, through the course of the robotics experience.


Working in a Community


The Bentonville West Robotics club is always trying to get involved with the community. We have participated in the local trunk or treat since our inagural year of 2016. We work with local businesses by advertising for them or helping them with events, and in return, they give us financial aid or donations of equipment or tools. We are planning on hosting a technology showcase at our school and inviting schools from all over North West Arkansas to be a part of it. We love our community and want tho see stem continue to grow within it.


A Note About Thor


Thor is the name given to the robot of Blue Dawn. This name was chosen during the 2017-2018 competition year. Since then, Thor has become a bit of a character in the club. There are even people in our school with no connections to robotics that recognize his name as a robot in our club.

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Team 33691B, Blue Dawn, is our veteran team. It is composed of mainly seniors and juniors (11th and 12th grade). This is our first year having a veteran team, because the Bentonville West Robotics Club is only in its third year in existence. As the veterans, the members of Blue Dawn are not only tasked with designing and constructing their own robot for VRC, but they also mentor and guide the newer members. They support our other three teams (33691A Gold Dusk, 38972C Girls of West, and 38863A B-West) by offering guidance in areas that the members are unfamiliar with, resolving conflicts, and teaching new skills. As they are supporting the other teams, they are also searching for new leaders, for the purpose of passing the torch when the current veterans graduate. The mission of the BWHS Robotics Club leadership is to ensure the continued growth of the organization. When the current veterans graduate, the members that they brought up to be leaders will take their place and continue to seek new leaders and ensure the growth of robotics. They are Leading the Next. Blue Dawn’s Robot's creation always begins with the physical, the leaders of which are the idealistic and optimistic Head Builder, Torin, and the quick-minded Builder, Caleb. The Builders' goal is to create a machine that best suits the strategy and skill of the Drivers: Our lightning-fast Main Driver Dalton and strategic Secondary Driver, Josh. The programmer, Ahmed, is always ready to code. He is a proficient coder who can quickly adapt to any new situation. Zach and Katelyn are always willing to help. As floaters they are well-rounded individuals who assist in all aspects of the club. Zach is also the designer for our club website. He spends as much time as he can on it, but is always willing to assist club-members when necessary. Katelyn (Club President) is in charge of organization. She makes sure everything is where it belongs, creating and maintaining club inventories while also focusing on the task at hand. Kali, our dedicated scribe is there to record all changes to our robot; without her there is no notebook and without a notebook, there is no progress. Blue Dawn’s goal is to make great robots, but form even better relationships while cultivating our craft. The team has become good friends, and even a family, through the course of the robotics experience.