Monday, November 14, 2016

Winnovation prepares minibots and new recruits for the Flapjack Challenge

Winnovation FIRST Robotics Team 1625 kicks off the 2016 season with the annual Pancake Breakfast and Flapjack Challenge. The breakfast is on Dec. 3, 2016 at the Winnebago High School cafeteria. The pancake breakfast is from eight o’clock a.m. till noon, and the flapjack challenge is from is from ten o’clock a.m. to four o’clock p.m.  The event includes pancakes, the flapjack challenge, which is the mini-bot competition, a bake sale, and a basket raffle; click here for a preview of the baskets that will be available. The basket raffle winners are drawn at noon and do not need be present to win.  Tickets are three dollars for children 5 to 12 years of age and five dollars for adults.

The team prepares two minibots to compete with teams from Hononegah, DeKalb, Batavia, Oswego, and Aurora in a game developed by Winnovation's senior members. This year’s challenge, “Sprocket League” requires robots to manipulate soccer balls into a goal.Veteran members lead teams to build minibots, which provides a venue to train new members how to machine, weld, and program a robot.