Lightning Turtles Build Season Week 2 Newsletter Published

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Our second weekly newsletter is out and caps our rapid move forward on prototyping, finishing the robot drivetrain/chassis, CADing all elements of the robot design – including mechanisms and electrical as well as getting initial programming underway for sensors and robot driving.

Lightning Turtles Build Season Week 2 Newsletter

Pre-season is winding down (or is it up?)

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As we get closer to winter break, The Lightning Turtles are finishing up training activities in preparation for the Power Up Reveal in January 6th.

Luz and Khai rewire the test drivetrain.

Gabe updates the test wiring board.

Ok – old bin of fasteners on the bottom; new highly organized (1 of 20) parts bins on the top.


Successful fundraising night at Culver’s

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We had a great night at Culver’s!  Through strong social media outreach and perseverance (including fabricating 3 street signs as well as marketing to customers at the Holiday Station across the street), Tuesday night December 5th was a banner night for Culver’s and for our team fundraising efforts.  With the 10% giveback from Culver’s and tips we received, we raised $310 and educated many, many customers and intrigued kids from the community with our ball-shooting robot.

Half our crew delivered meals to customers in the drive lane and the dining room, and the other half talked about the Sibley robotics program, our growth and our passion for problem-solving and engineering.

Thanks to all who came out on a very cold and slippery evening.  For a bit, our passion became your passion and we appreciate your patronage and donations!

Members of The Lightning Turtles – ready to serve and inform customers about our team.

The Chandlers stopped by for dinner and a robo-discussion.