Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 17 2015

BAG N’ TAG

The finale has finally arrived! We come so far in these 6 weeks working on the robot, and making even stronger friendships with old friends and new alike. FIRST is an introduction to a new way of looking at life, and I am confident that all the rookie members of the team have had their horizons exponentially broadened over the course of build season. Our robot is complete, and we are just tweaking some of the autonomous features and the sensitivity of the drive train.

Everyone is having so much fun at the Enforcer’s Warehouse. A majority of our team was able to come, and we, along with the gracious Enforcers, have worked together to make a potluck, ensuring that everyone is fed to the point of explosion.

We are have a great time hanging out with the 2nd Law Enforcers, waiting until midnight to bag up our robot, sealing it until our first competition on February 28th and March 1st.

 

~Gearheadette and [read in deep voice] BATMAN

Feb 03 2015

12 More Meeting Days to Bag N’Tag!!

Wow, how the time has flown! The team has reached that magical time in build season when everyone knows exactly what to do and how [ and no one runs into each other in the workshop any more!]. I could look back, and reminisce on how the team has become a family to each other, and how FIRST means so much more than just an acronym to the rookies now.

Even though we only have two weeks or so [eek!!!!!] left to build season, our design has been forced to be altered again. Only instead of a major structural change like last year, we have simply had to mildly redesign our robot to be underweight instead of overweight like it was by the end of last week. Thankfully, this year it was easier, so the changes were quicker to make.

I can confidently say that  excitement about the competition season and seeing the finished robot has energized the team and  we all have caught our second wind [with regards to robotics]. I hope that everyone else out there, teams 1 through [whatever number FIRST is up to by now] is having as much fun as the Gearheads are!

 

~Gearheadette