FRC® ROBOTICS TRAINING CAMP
LASER HOLIDAY PARTY
On the 21st of December, LASER held their annual Holiday Party! LASER uses the party to hold team bonding activities, goal setting and to have lots of fun before build season. The team went out to play 'laser' tag, where they split into 3 teams and strategized about how to win. LASER also set team goals for the season, which included having motion profiling with vision and senior mentoring the underclassmen.
LASER members underwent the teams annual CPR Training on December 11th. As part of LASER's safety program, every member on LASER 3284 is CPR certified to help promote safety at home and school. LASER members were taught how to do chest compression's, mouth-to-mouth breathing, and how to use an AED. LASER members were then tested on their ability by going through all the necessary steps and procedures for CPR.
CENTRAL MISSOUR FLL® CHAMPIONSHIP
On December 8th, LASER FTC® and FRC® teams hosted and ran the 2nd annual central Missouri FLL® Championship. 36 teams from all over central Missouri competed and all teams did a fantastic job of showing Gracious Professionalism and Cooperation. LASER members had a great time hosting and running the event and meeting all of the teams.
ROLLA FLL ® QUALIFIER
On November 17th, LASER members volunteered at the 2nd annual Rolla FLL® Qualifier. 13 of the 29 teams competing at the event were LASER FLL® teams, 5 of which qualified to the State Championships on December 8th. Team 563, the Intelligent Earthlings, won the Research Award, Team 566, the Astro Bots, won the mechanical design award, Team 559, the Cosmic Brainz, won the inspiration award, Team 570, NASA: NERDY AWESOME SPACE ASTRONAUTS, won the teamwork award and Team 567, the Comet Crew, won the robot performance award and 2nd runner up champions award. Great Job to all of the teams that competed!
NIXA FLL® QUALIFIER
COW TOWN THROWDOWN
KC STEM PROGRAMMERS CAMP
GATEWAY ROBOTICS COMPETITION
CENTRAL MISSOURI GO BABY GO!
In collaboration with sponsor Lake Regional Hospital, LASER hosted a Central Missouri Go Baby Go! event on September 22nd. It provided sixteen electric cars for children with disabilities allowing them to be independently mobile for the first time. Four other FRC teams assisted in the making of the cars, Knob Noster Stealth Panther 6424, Sedalia Team SCREAM 4522, St. Charles Lutheran Roboteers 4329, and The Barstow KUHNIGITS 1939.
OZARK MINI MAKER FAIRE
LAKE AREA MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
MISSOURI STATE FAIR
10TH ANNUAL SHOW ME ROBOTS
FLL® CENTRAL MO COACHES CAMP
FLL JR.® COACHES CLINIC
FIRST® ROBOTICS MONTH
On April 17th through the 21st, LASER traveled to and attended the FRC® World Championship in Houston, Texas, where 408 teams attended from six continents. LASER was in the Hopper division and was selected by the 2nd alliance, where they made it to quarterfinals. For the second year in a row, LASER won the Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories.
FLL JR.® EXPO
On March 28th-31st, LASER 3284 headed to the Sooner State to compete at the Oklahoma Regional for the second year in a row. The competition was held at the Cox Convention Center, where 62 teams competed from 5 states and 2 countries. LASER was picked for the 8th alliance where they made it quarter finals and lost to the eventual champions.
GREATER KANSAS CITY REGIONAL
March 14th-17th LASER competed at the Greater Kansas City Regional. Forty two FRC® teams from 4 different states competed at the Regional. The event was held at Metropolitan Community College. LASER placed 13th, and was on the 7th alliance. The alliance was strategic and made it to finals and fell to the champions. LASER was honored with the most prestigious award FIRST gives - The Chairman's Award. The team will travel to Houston in April to compete at the Championship.
ST. LOUIS REGIONAL
On March 7th-10th LASER’s FRC® team competed at the St. Louis Regional. The Regional was located at Chaifetz Arena, and 46 FRC® teams, from 4 states competed at the event. LASER placed 11th and was on the 6th alliance. LASER made made it to Semi-Finals, and won the Excellence in Engineering Award and the UL Safety Award sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories.
FEED THE CHILDREN EVENT
MISSOURI AFTERSCHOOL STATE CONFERENCE
MISSOURI STEM DAY AT THE CAPITOL
FTC® STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
HAT DAY FUNDRASIER
FTC® WEST CONFERENCE QUALIFIER
FTC® GLENDALE QUALIFIER
On January 27th, Camdenton Middle Schools' three FTC® teams traveled to compete at the Glendale Qualifier. The teams were ecstatic for the competition, and their enthusiasm payed off. Team 5906 won the 3rd place Motivate, 3rd place Rockwell Collins, and the Connect Award. Also, Team 5907, were finalists at the event.