2023 New Build Season
New Build Season January 2023 Chargedup.We are off and running with a new robot design and a 7 day aweek schedule. Our design team is hard at work cadding up their designs and proto typing their new designs for a sleek innovative rockin Robot. Check back each week to read our latest blog and new updates .Our compitition is March 8 thru 11 at Midwest Regional Chicago Illinois.Read More
Posted on Jan 10, 2023
The Flaming Monkeys had a great season. We succesfully completed a robot and completed our hang in every match. We also did not have any electrical problems this year . We were fully programmed by our students including a great autonomous mode which picked up a ball and made a goal then went back 10 ft. We are going into our summer mode and are looking for new members Our team cost 20 dollars for registration and we write grants and have 2 fundraisers to cover all expenses. We also participate in an offseason event July 23 for the students to practice driving at. So if you know anyone that wa...Read More
Posted on May 10, 2022
build season update
The team has been busy building our robot . They have had alot of time designing and proto-typing. Cad design has been busy getting all the final measurements. Stay turned for our robot reveal in a few days. We are proud to say our bot is student welded and designed and programmed. The students are so excited to go to our competition on April 7 thru the 9 2022 in Chicago.
Posted on Mar 21, 2022
Covid Restrictions and Team Meetings
Hello all, it has been a while since the last post so here is an update on our team.
This year has been pretty rough for everyone and has definetly impacted our team. Instead of competing in an in-person competition and building a robot, we are participating in a game design challenge. This included creating a game that could be used in future FRC competitions, and presenting this to a team of judges.Read More
This year the Flaming Monkeys came up with the game, "Chemical Catastrophe," and involved a mad scientist, real life element reactions, and safety. Last week our team presented the game we ha...
Posted on Jan 21, 2022
Hello 2022 Rapid React
Hello 2022 Rapid React . We have started our build season on January 8th. Our teams are working very hard on proto typing and working hard . We have numerous changes to our team due to covid regulations and shut downs and social distancing.We are ready to show our talents at delivering our cargo at competition at Midwest Regional April 7 th thru the 9th. Hope to see you all there.
Posted on Jan 21, 2022
This was my very first competion. Our robot has succesfully climbed,autonomous works and shot power cells. I am our teams safety captain. I went to meetings and I got to meet other teams safety captains and got to know their teams. We also saw one of are former members who moved and is now in titan robotics. We also recieved the judges award. We were so happy when we recieved it because we hadn't expected it. We are going for the imagery award, but we recieved a nice surprise. And we are still working towards the imagery in Peoria. Here are some qoutes from are students.
"I was human player, I...
Posted on Mar 10, 2020
Ready set Robots
We have two weeks to have a robot before competition. We are waiting on welding to finish the chamber.
Here are a few quotes from students on how their feeling with welding and competition just around the corner.
"I think the chamber will turn out great, I'm excited for competition." First year student
"I think it will turn out just how we want it, I'm excited to go to my first competition on the team." First year student
"I think it will turn out good, and heck ya i'm ready for competition." Forth year student
How do you feel the chamber will turn out?
Are you excited about competition?
We wo...Read More
Posted on Feb 18, 2020
This is the end of week three of the 2020 build season.
This year the Flaming Monkeys have a three person welding team. Three students new to welding have been getting lessons and lots of practice. Since this is week three, the team has to get good very fast to prepare for welding the actual competition robot.
Some struggles we are having is welding the thin aluminum. It is also difficult to grasp the hand-eye coordination that only comes from a lot of practice.
Here are some quotes from some members on the welding team.
"Welding is really cool. It is going well and I am getting better....Read More
Posted on Feb 18, 2020
This is the middle of week four of the 2020 build season.
Chairman's is all about showing how our team has impacted the people around us. As a team, the Flaming Monkey's write an essay, make a video, answer questions, and brainstorm everything we have done thoughout the year. Also, the impact we have made in our community and in the world is an important part.
We asked some rookies and some long time members of the team, what do you think Chairmans is all about?
"I think it is a good thing to do because you can get our name out there and show off our team. I think it is most important to ex...Read More
Posted on Feb 14, 2020
It is the middle of week 6 of the 2020 build season.
As a team, safety is number one priority. We want to make sure that any students, mentors, and people we reach are being safe. Today we asked some members, "Why is safety so important in FIRST, and what do you do to stay safe?"
"It is important so we don't get hurt. We always wear safety glasses when working and we make sure that we have mentors nearby when we use power tools. We also do not wear loose clothing when building."
"It is important because it prevents us from getting hurt. To stay safe we always wear safety glasses, we watc...Read More
Posted on Feb 11, 2020