Warehouse Day 1: Our robot is now cheeseholed to transparency….Today we started off bright and early in the Transformix Engineering Plant 2 Warehouse.We worked hard to reassemble our robot to get everything in working order to test some key components that Purolator delivered today! We’re so excited to be in the warehouse and wrapping up build season. Some of us are wearing robot themed accessories!Before too long we set to work putting holes into our robot….EVERYWHERE!We weighed the robot….and look what the scale said!Just kidding….that was only part of the robot. We think we’re on target though.We ate a yummy lunch provided by our parents. It’s so nice to be well taken care of during a very stressful time.After lunch it was nap time, until we had to construct the field. It takes a lot of power to keep the warped wood lined up properly.The Cyberfalcons, FIRST team 3710, joined us in the warehouse today, and helped out fastening the field pieces to the carpet with heavy duty velcro.Hard work leads to more nap time!Our electrical and programming team worked hard to get all of the sensors connected and working.Productivity was everywhere….The Cyberfalcons made bumpers…We worked on programming….…and built a human player station….….and made sparks fly!Some of our mentors were ABSOLUTELY happy with all of our progress…..while others were a little concerned to see the robot disappearing before their very eyes.Our families came to visit us and see our progress all day long. All of Mr. Wood’s family was here all at once!We appreciate our families encouraging us through these last busy days. It’s nice to share the excitement with everyone we love.
For dinner, we ordered 10 extra large pizzas. Yes…that’s 130 slices! They were delicious. Powered by pizza, some of us took to cleaning up.Spontaneous sweeping is always a good thing….so is collecting piles of files! Rhyming organization is the best kind.
Together after dinner, we moved our field set up to prepare for driving and testing. We want to be sure that we don’t have low hanging fans or hoses to worry about during human player practice.While waiting for the testing to begin, we entertained ourselves in many different ways….one of which was a crazy hair extravaganza! Thumbs up to everyone!It was such a great work day today. Thanks to everyone for bringing your best effort, enthusiasm, and patience today. Please also bring your homework tomorrow….there will be some moments of down time where you can get ready for Tuesday. Also….when you arrive tomorrow, say happy birthday to Kevin!See everyone here at 9AM!