Day 23: Today we made bumpers. We had to be careful and measure twice before we cut the pieces. This year we had enough pool noodles saved up, but we’ll need more for next year.After doing extensive calculations, we purchased Galaxy Twill fabric from Fabricland. We cut out pattern pieces, and pinned them to the fabric, and cut out what we needed.Making bumpers is hard work. Sometimes you just need to take a nap.
We are making reversible bumpers [instructions], so we needed to sew the red and blue material together. All of the extra time spent in bumper construction will be saved at competition in the pit.“I didn’t know that I could sew!” -Liam, grade 9We took turns making sure that the seams were straight. While sewing machines were used in one half of the room, the saws were working in the other half.
In other more exciting news, we have rims on our backboards now! We’re working on using sensors to help us score baskets.