Monday, December 15, 2014

Post VEX and Preseason

The VEX competition, considering its enormous size of 60 teams, turned out to be pretty good. 3 Vanden teams and a Golden West Middle School team moved on to eliminations, and the Vanden-Golden alliance moved on to semifinals, where they lost to the future champion #1 alliance. After the competition, there were scratches on the gym floor left after teams moved out of the gym. Thankfully, we were able to cover much of it up with some chemicals. We did the same for residue that was left from packaging tape that was used to tape carpet to the floor. It took three hours, but by 9:30pm we finished.
This week is a pretty busy week regarding preseason. Though we are still awaiting the RoboRio, we have plenty to do instead of sitting down playing cards and simply waiting. We are designing robots in our groups for the mock Green Game, Noodle Frenzy. We present them on the day of our robotics final, December 17th. This Friday, after the 6th period final, we are all going to 7th period immediately after to celebrate as Devin Sigley is leaving the following day to Youngstown, Ohio and the FRC team 3193, the Falco Tech. Right after, we are cleaning up the whole shop: the electrical room, the mechanical room, and the CNC/welding area. Build season is less than 3 weeks away, so it's crunch time now. We still have 3 more dates for selling raffle tickets for the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. All of the dates are accessible on our website. Next week, during Christmas break, we are planning out the video outline of our Chairman's presentation. Also, the Friday before kickoff, we are cleaning up more and preparing the H3 room for kickoff. It will be full, so we will be ready.

2014 Vanden VEX Competition Photo Album

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