We have started our build for the 2020 season “Infinite Recharge” and have been very busy prototyping.
We are now a classified as a veteran team as this is our 2nd year and we have increased our team number from 6 to 17.
In 2020 we will continue with our outreach running holidays robotics programs and after school robotics for our own school and Thirroul Public School. We have also planned workshops for students from the Wollongong Disability Trust in May and are in discussion with SCARF. We are also hoping to continue running weekly robotics programs for our friends at Para Meadows school.
In 2019 we competed in the Southern Cross Regional tournament held in Sydney on March 10-12th 2019 and were part of the winning alliance, winning a place through to the Championships in Houston. We competed in Houston in April 2019 thanks to the amazing generosity of our sponsors (we can’t thank you enough!) and all team members were in awe at the calibre of robots and the sheer number of teams.
We also competed at Duel Down Under at Macquarie University 26-28th July 2019 and came a respectable 8th and were the 5th Alliance captain, getting knocked out in the semi-finals. It was a great experience, particularly for our 5 new “rookie” students.
We have been busy in the off-season with Outreach and training.
We have been running junior robotics programs using the Wedo 2.0 kits for our school community and also for Para Meadows, a local school for students with disabilities.
We have also demonstrated our robot at the Science Space and run an after school program in Term 4 at Thirroul Public school.
If you would like to support us through mentoring, sponsorship, or in some other way we would love to hear from you.
Elonera Embers FRC Fees are $600 per year, per student. Quarterly installments are due each term. and invoices will be sent out individually.
Term fees cover team registration, uniforms, robot parts and tools. Students also contribute to the cost of the program through volunteer mentoring, fundraising and additional costs such as travel, food and accommodation at events.
FRC is a year round acivity, with major events held in March and July. The build season happens primarily during the January school holidays with mentoring and fundraising happening all year long.