21 November

Patrick Metals Visit

On Tuesday, November 21st, Team 135 sent four representatives to Patrick Metals. The group was introduced to Bob Fickle, the operations manager, who gave them a short tour of their factory. This included an explanation of the process of metal extrusion, and their use of these parts. They also had processes such as anodizing, powder-coating, and machining. Throughout this tour, Mr. Fickle

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20 November

Headsight

 As FFA Chapter Officers, we know that we are the future of agriculture. Ever since the beginning of the Agricultural Revolution in 10,000 BC, farming methods have become more and more technologically driven.  On Monday, November 20th, we partnered with the Penn Robotics team and traveled down to Headsight in Bremen, an agricultural manufacturing company.  Our group was given a presentation and a

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The FRC-season is just around the corner, and Team 135 would like to celebrate 21 years of fellowship, mentorship, and—most importantly—robots. On January 6th, the team will be hosting an Alumni Breakfast before the viewing of this year’s game release and also have the opportunity to stay afterwards to mentor this year’s team. Teammates, mentors,

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11 November

Boiler Bot Battle

On November 10-11th Penn Robotics attended Boiler Bot Battle at Purdue University. We competed against 32 FIRST teams in 2017’s game as a mock-up of the upcoming robotics season in January. We decided to enter two robots into the off-season event in hopes of involving more of the team members experience the potential jobs in competitions. At this event we learned a lot of useful lessons

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Penn Robotics would like you to participate in an unique opportunity in our robotics lab. As Team 135 continues to gain experience with new, innovative machines/processes and technologies and processes, we want to pass these exciting experiences onto others with an interest in STEM. We are seeing excellent and unique learning opportunities for them in preparation for a STEM degree and career. It is important for our next generation of STEM students to gain insight

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