Grocery Shopping

We are working hard to plan the parent appreciation pasta night.  We made a grocery list and bought all the food today   
 

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Driver tryouts and prototypes

We had a busy Monday with driver tryouts

  
We are also still working on prototyping mechanisms for the robot.

   
 
We are getting ready for the parent appreciation pasta night too.  That’s happening this Friday.

  
We plan to give parents an idea of what we’ve been up to since the start of build, and to thank them for supporting us so much.

As always, there is knitting… 

 
We’re making our team standard.

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Driver tryouts and prototypes

We had a busy Monday with driver tryouts

  
We are also still working on prototyping mechanisms for the robot.

   
 
We are getting ready for the parent appreciation pasta night too.  That’s happening this Friday.

  
We plan to give parents an idea of what we’ve been up to since the start of build, and to thank them for supporting us so much.

As always, there is knitting… 

 
We’re making our team standard.

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Saturday

Yumm!  Thanks Parents for the great lunch.  We are excited to cook for you on Friday!   
We had some driver tryouts with our robot.  But we ended up with some long cords that got caught.

 
And broke….

   
We had extra parts though, and things were fixed, and tied down better for next time.

 
Human player practice is happening.  We’re working on learning the spy hand signals too that have been posted on Chief Delphi.

Look who came to visit!  Good to see you Jacob!

  

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Hardworking Friday

We have been fueled by delicious food again!  Thanks parents for helping to keep us healthy.  
The sign ups have begun for driver and human player.  We are excited to find out what the competition roles will be.  
Programmers are hard at work


And the design crew is examining video of prototypes in action.  We can learn a lot from the successes and failures.

 
   
More prototypes are being explored.
    

Were having more luck with metal than wood!  
We’ve got a few rules for our drive practice :) 

Our milling machine was back in action today.  It is so nice to have some inhouse precision machining ability.
  

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Dear Jenny

Thanks for visiting us today! 

 
Thanks for bringing us yummy candy.  We ate it all by 7pm.

After you left, we had quite a productive evening.

  
We ate tacos! Thanks parents!

  
Before our meeting we had a moment of silence for a few of our batteries that have served us well for many years, but will be with us no longer.

  
We are doing some math to decide what size our appendages could be.

  
We added some protection to our robot so the portcullis will not cause lots of damage.  The astute among you will notice the piece we used was part of the claw from last year’s robot.

  
We are building metal prototypes now

   
We’re making lego models too.

 
We are working on driving with distractions…music in both ears, and lots of yelling to simulate drive coaches and crowd noise.  
We are also practicing our bowling skills….it’s not as easy as it looks!

  

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Fish Fry

 We got our robots out on parade for the fish fry.  We knew we’d have a lot of visitors waiting in line who would like to see what we’ve done in past years.  
We showed off some shooting and driving.  There’s a ball in the air in the picture below.

 
Our lovely greeters and ticket takers handled the crowds expertly.

 
The fish was cooked outside, and it sure was tasty.  Mike Mundell’s makes great fish.
   
We had many alumni and family and friends in line for food.

 
We had some yummy cupcakes and cookies for dessert.

  
Thanks to everyone who made our fundraiser a big success.

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