Henna Jethani- Guest Speaker 5/19/15

Henna Jethani graduated from MSJ in 2010. She was involved in Tech and Robotics while at MSJ. She graduated from MIT in 2014 with her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Information Technology and is now pursuing an M.S. in BioAstronautics at CU Boulder in Colorado.  This is a brief overview of the points that Henna touched upon at today’s meeting.

  • Life Support Systems
  • Design of Space Habitats
  • Human Physiology in Space
  • Environmental Control
  • Machine learning
    • Teaching machines to learn about themselves
  • Physiological changes in space
    • Skeletal unloading
    • Fluid shift in body
    • Muscle atrophy
    • Legs shrink in size
    • Radiation shielding
  • Environmental Control + Life Support Systems
    • Maintaining environmental atmosphere
    • EVA + IVA suits
    • Design Drivers
      • Mass
      • Power
      • Volume
      • Human Metabolic Rates
    • Companies
      • NASA
      • SpaceX
      • Lockheed
      • Boeing
      • Orbital Outfitters- Spacesuits
    • MarsOasis
      • CU Bioastronautics Lab
    • Calteh Space Challenge
      • 5 day international space mission design competition
      • Mission to send astronauts to asteroid in lunar orbit
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Team Omega FTC Workshop 2/19/15

FTC Team Omega 6669 gave a presentation about what they learned over the FTC season. As a successful veteran team, they shared some valuable tips about robot design, autonomous programming, and the engineering notebook with some of our rookie teams. They also shared their advice on how to proceed after the first season.



Team Omega


Presentation on how to be successful in FTC


Our rookie teams learning how to get better

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First FTC Workshop of the Year!

Our first workshop will be this Friday November 21st during lunch in C2, Mr. Karmali’s room. It will be held by Team 5151 Infinity, and will focus on CAD/coding. This is also a great opportunity for people who are not competing in FTC to learn some new concepts. We hope to see you there!

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First Meeting of the Year! 9/4/14

In case you weren’t able to attend the meeting, here is a recap of what happened!


What is Robotics?

  • General: Design, Programming, Finance, Prototyping
  • Creating robots that can move


  • For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology


  • 18” * 18” * 18” robot
  • Teams of 4 to 10 students
  • 12′ x 12’ square field
  • 30 sec autonomous
  • 2 min driver


Saturday kickoff

  • Announce robot game
  • Workshops for teams


  • Qualifiers
  • Regionals
  • Super Regionals
  • Worlds


  • Outreach
  • Learning


  • 40 student teams
  • Washing machine size robot
  • Driving / carpool arranged to Devry University
  • Business side to the team
  • January-February 6 week build season

First Meeting

  • Will be announced later



  • Builds rockets
  • 3 to 5 people team
  • Use rocket software


TSA teams

  • Multiple choice tests on different subjects
  • Max team size: 8
  • Engineering HOSA / DECA
  • Sent 2 teams to nationals

Tech and Robotics Meetings

  • Workshops
  • Mentorship
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Guest Speakers


  • Would you like to host teams?
  • Contact roboticsmsj@gmail.com
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First Tech & Robotics Club Meeting!

Come one, come all to the first Tech & Robotics meeting of the 2012-2013 school year!

It will be on Thursday, September 13 during lunch in room C-11.

Anyone interested in or just curious about robotics is encouraged to attend.

There will be free brownies and Dum Dum pops!

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Successful Multicultural Week!

As you may know, MSJ T&R sold Beard Papa’s Cream Puffs at MSJHS’s Multicultural Week (this past week).  We ordered approximately 65 puffs each day, and they were all sold out by the end of lunch.  Lots of people liked them, and we got some much needed funds.  We will keep you posted on exactly how much we made.

We apologize about the scarcity of our announcements at the time moment.  Currently, we all have our hands full, and the construction of this website is P.Z.’s pet project.  These announcements should be a lot more frequent, and thus a lot more useful, this coming year, with the addition of a T&R Webmaster.  Keep tuned!

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T&R Website Under Reconstruction!

As part of our movement to reinvigorate MSJ Tech and Robotics, we have began to renovate our website.  In the upcoming days, you’ll find random photos and videos placed by me all over the place while I test out some WordPress features.

Once this website is fully operational, you can expect the following:

– Team Bios

– Event Pages (Workshops, etc)

– Resource Pages (filled with forms and documents)

– Projects

– Frequently updated Announcements section

… and more!



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2010-2011 FTC Game Released!

This year’s game is called Get Over It

Click here to check it out!

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Welcome to the new tech and robotics website!

We will update this page with meeting info and important dates soon, so be sure to check back regularly!

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