Tuesday, July 13. 2010
After several intense field building sessions, the U-Haul Truck, driven my Parentor Peggy, backed up to the HS shop on Monday afternoon!
A dedicated crew of students (Jason, Crystal, Alex R., Alex C., Andy, Lizzy and Mike H.) and a few adults started the process of loading what seemed to be the entire contents of our closets as well as the pieces to build a full size Breakaway field and our entire cotillion of robots into the truck. We were joined by several college alumni: Tommy C., Cuyler and Cristian all lent a hand in the loading and unloading process. The loading seemed to continue forever, but finally everything that Jason wanted loaded – except for the shop vac, and the kitchen sink was in the very very full van.
The crew then transitioned to the Monroe County Fair site in Henrietta where we were met by Team Leader Larry. We have spacious accommodations at the fair! The demo/field area is inside out of the heat of the day. Several exhibits were already set up and we are sharing the space with a quilting exhibit and a farm exhibit, and a hand dipped ice-cream stand!
The U-Haul was unloaded. The robot trailer was pulled inside. The largest effort was in placing the carpet. Once that was down the pieces of the field were somewhat sorted and staged for assembly on Tuesday.
The fair starts Wednesday afternoon. Here are the shifts that the robots will be in action! Rolling Thunder’s bots should be joined by some other Rochester Teams. I wish I had the line-up to add, but any time you come, the show should be great to see!
These are the time shifts for the fair.
Wed. July 14: 3:30-9:30
Thur. July 15: 3:30-9:0
Fri. July 16: 9:30-4:00, 4:00-9:30
Sat. July 17: 12:300-6:00, 6:00-9:30
Sun. July 18: 12:30-5:00, 5:00-9:30 (for cleanup)