Tuesday, March 2. 2010
Pack, Pack, Pack. Check.
Buttons, Buttons, Buttons. Check.
Review the rules. Check
Review the travel plans. Check.
One more chance to pass the Game test. Check.
Pick up any extra team gear you ordered. Check.
Pack. Pack. Pack…
Tonight was our final team meeting before our first competition, the FIRST Finger Lakes Regional. A mandatory meeting. Students and parents, teachers, mentors. A full house. Mr. Brewer ran through the school stuff for the students. Required permission slips, bus lists, times and dates. And the rules. Team Leader Larry ran through the rest of the stuff. When to wear the uniform, BRING YOUR SAFETY GLASSES! Drink water, bring money for extra food. Reminders of protocol as a team. Be polite to everyone, do what the adults ask, no time for games in the stands when you can be cheering and helping other teams. The scouting system will be in place and scouting activities will start on Thursday. Lots of reminders.
The final items went in the trailer tonight. The double color bumpers (front and back bumpers) are finished and loaded. We found the black fabric for the pit that was missing. The safety handbook is packed. Mike H. is the Safety Captain again this year and he is sporting a new Mohawk tonight. (Shauna premiered hers on Saturday.) The tool box is full and lots of spare parts both for our robot and for other teams are packed. I sure hope we haven’t forgotten anything.
I’ve heard that the bill of materials is finished. We always seem to save that for a last minute panic rush, so I’m proud that it is done. Wow!
Jacob – who I introduced in my first blog entry – the student from Wayne Central HS who has been “interning” with us brought us cookies tonight. Homemade cookies. Over 200 of them. Thanks Jacob! That was a very sweet treat!
Invitation! Please come to see us and 43 other teams in competition this Friday and Saturday, March 5 & 6.
Gordon Field House
Rochester Institute of Technology
149 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
It’s FREE! And if you’ve never been to a FIRST Robotics Competition, it will totally amaze you!
If you need more information and can’t track down one of us, here is a link to the competition website: FLR Competition
I sure hope to see you there! We will be the team wearing the red camo pants! (You know that by now, right?)