After a short scare about not being able to go to Denver...WE GET TO GO TO THE DENVER REGIONAL! At first, the deadline to get the, what, $2,000 dollars in was looming and we probably wouldn't be able to raise enough money in order to go in a short amount of time, even though we sell light bulbs at almost every basketball home game, and doing a drawing for ski lift tickets for Powderhorn . Although we did plan on going to Denver. There was disappointment, needless to say. We would only be able to make one regional. Then the school board had a meeting, and decided to give the money owed to the Job Corps. Robotics to us, because they don't have a team.
It wouldn't be overkill to say that some of us jumped up and down and squealed. Like little girls.
We're so excited. So we'd like to indirectly thank the school board for this opportunity.
Right now we're still trying to build the chassis. There was a hold up last weekend because of the lack of proper parts and tools. Remember, there is Robotics tomorrow, Wednesday, and also this weekend. Check with Mrs. Nichols for details and times.
Kickoff was a few days ago, January 3rd, to be exact, at the Denver Nature and Science Museum. It was crazy; the five of us that went drove through snowstorms and hours-long traffic the day before to get there. And once we did, we were in for a long day. It started with getting there and shoving our way through the crowd of other Robotics teams. Check in, and then we went into the big IMAX theater they had at the museum, where we watched the Kickoff video which revealed this season's game, Recycle Rush. The object of the game is to get the noodles, or litter, into recycle bins and to stack crates within a certain amount of time in designated areas. After watching this season's game, the team participated in different workshops they offered like electronics and wiring, project management, and what the judges expected during competition from the teams. Afterwards, we explored the museum. Then it was back to the hotel to swim and figure out how to order Chinese food. Currently, we're trying to get organized and start the season smoothly by reading the manual and designing the robot, figuring out what went well and what didn't last year.