When will the club start?
We currently plan for our registration to close on September 26th. Once registration closes, we will start our activities soon after.
When can I sign up?
Registration will be open from 9/7/2021 - 10/1/2021!
When/where will the club meet?
The club will meet after school in room 1314 (Mr. Thirukkurungudi's room) on both A-days and B-days according to the following schedule.
Monday/Tuesday (whichever day you are at ACL) until 6:00 pm
Friday (if you are at ACL) until 5:00 pm
What equipment do you guys use?
All of our teams use the latest VEX V5 Competition Super Kits and use VEXcode Pro to code. Our teams also get access to various additional parts, batteries, etc., which we purchase as necessary. We are also planning on purchasing a full competition field sometime during the 2021 - 2022 season to help our teams practice better.
Do I need experience to join?
Nope! None at all! You do not need experience in coding, robotics, or anything else at all! We will teach it to you or learn it together! Just make sure to bring a willingness and dedication to learn, collaborate, and innovate.
Is there a club fee?
Unlike last season, we will be charging a fee this season. The fee will be $250. Members who were with us during the 2019 - 2020 season and paid the $350 fee will receive a $50 discount.
We will not collect the fee until two weeks after the first meeting in order to ensure all members are certain that the club is for them. Once the fee has been collected, it will not be refundable.
This fee will be enough to fund the cost of team registration, multiple regional competition registrations, and spare parts for each team as well as a competition field for the club. However, there does exist the possibility that we will need to charge additional fees if teams make it to higher competitions above regionals. For more information, please read our disclosure regarding such scenarios.
Will the deadlines/attendance be strict?
Yes. Through past experience, we have found that, unfortunately, it is very often the case that a few unproductive members will drag an entire team behind. Because of that, we are implementing much more strict deadline/attendance policies this season. However, we want to make clear that if you are a person who truly wishes to participate, you have nothing to worry about! We strive to make sure that all of our members can have the best experience possible and truly get to know the world of VEX. Our new policies are only in place so that those who wish to make progress are not deterred by those who are indifferent about it. We absolutely respect your other commitments but also hope you understand that we have requirements as well. Overall, if you know you will be dedicated, you will be fine.
Who is your sponsor?
We are co-sponsored by Mr. Thirukkurungudi (Mr. T) and Mr. Kantz. Mr. T has been with us since our founding in 2018, and Mr. Kantz graciously volunteered his time to join us beginning summer 2021.