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Applefest 9.15.12

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This weekend was Applefest – a local fall festival that our school always participates in. This year we asked if we could join them and they were happy to have us! We even got to hang out with Team 1100 – The T-Hawks. It was fun to see them and see their setup. They actually had a fun remote control car (think old big wheels) that they drove around the festival. Oh and we couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. Even thought we didn’t have our robot running (no power, and not in a great location – had we tried, we would have ruined the wheels to the point that we could no longer run it in our gym or cafeteria), the kids did a great job in explaining how our robot worked and we got some nice foot traffic. We have 3 more festivals coming up this fall and we’re excited!

Here’s our day in photos!

All set up, first thing in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zak explaining how the robot works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We even had plenty of adults interested in our robot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practicing Gracious Professionalism with the T-Hawks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The T-Hawks talking to Tyler and Zak about our robot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn and Tyler chatting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler helping kids pull the ball up through the rollers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler explaining to the kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a great day – all our photos are on our Facebook page!

Labor Day Parade 9.3.12

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We were fortunate to be invited to participate in the Labor Day Parade in Marlboro today by Raytheon, one of our major sponsors. They are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, and asked us if we’d like to join them – and while it was last minute, the answer was a resounding YES! We had a fantastic turnout and a lot of fun – not to mention fabulous weather.  We’re already talking about the thought of possibly doing a float next year so we can have the robot in the parade with us too!

Check out the photos!

Waiting for the shuttle to take us to the start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ava & Melanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerrie and Kiana showing off the new banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatting with Jim McGrath from Raytheon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls posing with one of the clowns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All wrapped up in Robotics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the Humvee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking in the parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More parading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigs, Kerrie and Tyler carrying our awesome banner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for having us, Raytheon!

Freshmen Activities Day 8.28.12

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Last Tuesday was the first day of orientation for incoming freshman at Assabet, and we were on hand to help out! For the morning, our students had a room where the freshmen circulated in and out of and we gave about a 5 minute presentation about our team and handed out fliers for the upcoming mixer on the 18th. Later that afternoon we got to do a full demonstration in the auditorium, and even had some of the freshmen come up and take a turn shooting the robot, which earned them t-shirts! Lo and behold, some of them wore the t-shirts to school the next day! Hope this bodes well for recruiting – I guess we’ll see!

I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story. 🙂

Dan, Amy, Melanie & Ava

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenting to a group of freshmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watching the short film about our team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up for the demo in the auditorium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn rocking the cape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from the following day – wearing our shirts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re hoping to see many of these freshmen at our mixer on September 18 and hoping they’ll join us for the 2012-2013 build season!