Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Catapult Test...and Rookies!!

School started last Wednesday. If I am not mistaken, we have 16 ROOKIES!!!!!!! That's nearly half of our team for the 2015 season. And 8 of those rookies are in the sophomore class. Now we have 11 sophomores and 13 seniors, with 7 juniors and 5 freshman. Total: 36 RoboVikes.

We have two offseason competitions coming up, both within September and the beginning of October. The nearest one is less than three weeks away. Earlier this summer we decided to make a new Freyja with a catapult instead of a ballistae launcher. That is still in progress, but yesterday we were able to test it out outside our workshop. Catapult test is on the left, catapult prototype on the right (click photo to enlarge).

Saturday, August 09, 2014

End of summer, beginning of school...

Sorry about the late post. It's summer. ANYWAY, since school has ended and the summer has started, we've been doing many outreach events, including the car wash, rookie camp, the UC Davis presentation/demonstration, and more. We've had two RPM meetings over the summer so far. We've had a leadership meeting for the student leadership. We've also been doing Chairman's meetings: slowly crafting our essay and presentation piece by piece. Currently, we've been working on parts of last year's essay that we can modify, improve, and update. We have many events this month, mainly after school starts: the end-of-summer car wash, the mentor workshop, the student leadership conference, more Chairman's meetings, and RPM meetings. So yeah...that's about it. Ta ta for now!