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Everyone, Meet Klaus!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Eco Robotics bi-weekly newsletter; your place to get updated on the action packed life of the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) Robotics team 8016. To start off this writing, let me introduce everyone to Klaus. Yes! Eco Robotics’ latest robot has not only been named, but also completed.

This isn't the only great news there is to announce. As of late, the members of the drive team have also been decided on. At the upcoming Capital City Classic off season event (which is less then a week away! Being held from October 27-29) this subsection of the team will be split up into to different groups. One drive group will be in charge of the team's robot from last year's competition, Clawdia, while the other, will be in charge of Klaus. With these groups finalized, members can spend their time practicing, and perfecting their driving skills - in time for game day - while other members who were not selected as the robots operators, are able to contribute to other departments of the team: such as helping the Operations team with the logistics of food and transportation needed for Sacramento, or by sitting in on a CAD (computer-aided design) training.

Presently, the robot is on track to be competition ready. All that is needed at this time is for the programmers of the team to continue to update and refine the code that will allow Klaus to run smoothly, the drive team to continuing to refining their skills, the scouting subteam training people how to record and analyze the teams at competition, and the spirit subsection continuing to design the teams new shirts and headbands while hyping up the team for the weekend ahead.

If you are interested in reaching out or have any other questions or concerns for the team, feel free to contact Eco Robotics at or by filling out the form on our website.

In two weeks, make sure to check back in for an overview of how the teams two remarkable robots compete in the Capital City Classic!

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