Mark your calendars for 6 pm on Friday the 13th of November for this year’s annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Browse through hundreds of fabulous items in the silent auction, and sit down to a delicious dinner as the live auction begins. See fascinating robotics demonstrations and presentations by members of Tahoma Robotics Club. The dinner and auction will be at the Tahoma High School commons, 18200 SE 240th St. in Covington.
Through the year, Bear Metal raises money to fund our activities, including building our robots and hosting robotics events. The annual Spaghetti Dinner and Auction is our major fund raising activity each year.
Tickets may be purchased from any Tahoma Robotics Club member, or at the door. To have a club member contact you with tickets and information, email us at [email protected]. Or if you know a club member, contact them directly. Tickets are $10 each, or 3 for $25.
Girls’ Robotics Tourney at Tahoma High School
Teams of girls from across the Pacific Northwest are on their way to the 4th annual “Girls’ Generation” Robotics Competition. Free and open to the public, this event is hosted by the Tahoma Robotics Club, and will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 9 AM to 5:30 PM at Tahoma High School (18200 SE 240th St, Covington, WA).
“Girls’ Generation” is a competitive game aimed at encouraging girls to get involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based activities, which are generally male dominated. High school girls will operate six robots at a time, guiding them around the field, constructing towers from plastic tote boxes, and capping the towers with green recycling bins.
Everyone is encouraged to come and watch the SOTABots (Tacoma), Lion Robotics (Auburn), Skunkworks (Seattle), Bear Metal (Maple Valley) and 26 other teams from around the Northwest. It’s free, and a great way to support your local robotics team.
Bear Metal is once again holding a robotics summer camp from June 22nd – 26th. You can sign up using the Google form linked here.
In this five day camp, students will work in groups of four to strategize, design, build and program robots for a competition which will be held on Friday. These student groups will be guided and supported by members and advisors of the Bear Metal Robotics Team based out of Tahoma High School. The robots will be constructed around the VEX Cortex Microcontroller and associated components. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of competition while gaining exposure to current robotics technology. Participants will also have the opportunity to see some modern manufacturing equipment in action, such as a 3D-printer, a 3-axis CNC milling machine and a CNC-Laser cutter. Family and friends are encouraged to attend Friday’s competition.
Ages 8-11 M-Th 8:30 am-12:30pm, Fri 8:30am-3:30pm: Cost $165
Ages 12-14 M-Th 9:30am-2:30pm, Fri 8:30am-3:30pm: Cost $185
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Day 2 and 3 have gone well for Bear Metal and at the moment we are in 15th place! Continue reading
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Today was definitely a frustration day for Bear Metal. There were a lot of tiny problems one after another, but is that going to stop us? No!