Entertainment Book Fundraiser

We are once again selling the entertainment book for 20/21 to support our fundraising. 
Thank you to everyone who supported us last year it made a big difference to our teams and help them get to Sydney in December. 
I know I have saved over $300 off cafe and restaurant bills last year, the latest using this app knocked $15 off my bill. 
For those who loved the book (me included) unfortunately the physical book is no longer being printed and the entertainment book is now digital.  The advantage with it being digital is that you can remember to use it easier as it is just there on your mobile, it also as the added bonus of receiving updates when you log in from any new businesses come on board during the year, something you miss out on with the book. 
Preferred the book and not sure who to use the digital one.  We can help. 
I know for those who preferenced a physical book this is not good news, however,  If you wish to support us and buy a digital copy we will be happy to help you set it up and provide a tutorial in how easy it is to use.  This year’s offers also include multi-city use for a few dollars more.  That means that you would be able to use it in Launceston and Hobart but also other states in Australia, New Zealand and Bali. 
The early bird offers are available by clicking the link below which will take you directly to our page to order.  If you need any help ordering setting up or using it please do not hesitate to drop me an email.  It really is easy to use and the bonus of getting all the new business updates  (I have noticed on mine that some companies come on board twice so you get to another discount with them later in the year).  That has to be a win win for the digital version.  

Outstanding Award

One of our mentors received the Outstanding Volunteer Community achievement award for services to Education, Health and Community at Launceston town hall recently. He has been mentoring young people for 6 years with Metal Minds, giving up his weekends and some weeknights to put together programs and projects for the workshops. He has taken the FTC team to Sydney 6 times and was instrumental in organizing and then going on to train the judges for the State Competition which we hosted last year.

Fundraising Entertainment Book

We are selling the Tasmanian Entertainment Book for assist with our fundraising. You are able to order them from us for any state in Australia. Every book sold helps our independent club purchase more equipment and helps more students reach robotics through our outreach program. To order the book click the link and select whether you would like a digital version (you can put this onto two mobiles) or the hardback book. This year’s book is a silver edition to celebrate the Entertainment Books 25th yr. There are thousands of discounts to be had, from some upmarket restaurants, local cafes, takeaways, yes Maccas is in there, bakeries, holidays, flights, beauty treatments, hotels etc… www.entbook.com.au/9×60216

3rd November State Lego League Competition

The FIRST Lego League Robotic Competition.

Saturday 3rd November. Sir Raymond Ferrall Building UTas Newnham.

What a fantastic day. Teams came from all over the state to take part.   There were 18 independent judges who watched, listened and discussed with team members their robot, project and core values.

Thank you to all our volunteers, in no particular order, MC, Event organiser and Assistant, Registration team, General assistants, Running order monitors, Runners, Judges, Tech Team, Referees, Time keeper, Pit Admin, Photographer, Judge Advisor, Practice Table Monitors, Sausage Sizzle team and most importantly the teams, their coaches and parents….  to

Avidity Training for catering for the volunteers, www.avidity.com.au
Mr Dennis Sayer, Andrew, Simon and Sundaram’s families for building the Lego,
Adam and Harry Heathcote for their technical expertise in setting up the cameras so the games could be projected onto four walls, music and scoring.
Coffee Devil who kept us all supplied in coffee,  https://www.facebook.com/coffeedeviltas/
To Emma for her wonderful photography.
To Alex for getting everyone up and dancing.  


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Sponsors for supplying us with thank you gifts:
Vee’s Lollies for the awesome lollies with Metal Minds Logo on, https://www.veeslollies.com/
Tasmanian Made for the bath bombs, https://tasmanianmade.com/
Woolworths Kings Meadows for supplying us with bags.  Coles Kings Meadows.
Bunnings Kings Meadows for the screen visors and frisbees and Launceston Bunnings for the tennis balls,
TJM Leighton Springworks Launceston for the car window decals, stickers and stubby holders, http://www.leightonspringworks.com.au/
UTas for the drinks bottles, http://www.utas.edu.au/
Equilateral Designs for the SPACE themed earrings for all the ladies made by Isabella Stewart , https://equilateraldesignaus.com/
Lion- The Heritage, Burnie for the Zooper Doopers and Cheese, http://lionco.com
Roma’s Cards,
Esperto Group  Launceston, https://www.esperto.com.au/
FIRST for providing the Into Orbit Lego equipment, https://firstaustralia.org/
Ravenswood Mens Shed for making the tables, https://www.tasmanianmensshed.org.au/ravenswood-mens-shed/

Would like your child to join

We get asked all the time, how can my child join. We would love to take more students but we have a problem. We need more mentors. All our mentors are volunteers and have a lot of fun teaching our club members new skills. Please Do Not be put off by thinking you need to know about IT or Engineering……… You Really Don’t………… Your skills as a person who enjoys seeing children achieve are all we need. Contact us on admin@metalmindsrobotics today and help the next generation learn and achieve.

Texas Sponsors

A  HUGE thank you to all our sponsors who have helped get our FIRST Tech Challenge Team to the world championships in Texas this month.  Without the support and generosity of the following businessess and people it would not have been possible.

Thank you to our sponsors so far…