Robotics and Exciting things
So I've had a LOT of things going on these last few day.
To recap my Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for you I had robotics. I do FIRST robotics (FRC league) Its a huge! program. (http://www.usfirst.org/) There are teams from not only all across the US but from all over the world. Every year we get a game and have to design a robot to the game. This years game can be seen here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnGfbGzEFrM). This years game is called Lunacy. I should also mention that the team I am part of is called the Firebirds team 433. Here is a link to our website that we put up this year. I did the header :) (http://web.me.com/msjafirebirds/Firebirds_433/Home.html)
Now that I've done that little summary I'll tell you about the 3 days. The first day is practice. I wanted to be first driver SOO bad! I practiced in the first round. I sorta had odds against me. I was the only team on my alliance and had two other robots coming after me. I also had 3 human players targeted on me. Also, before the match we were A. fixing the robot B. had to go get a sticker that said we could have robot on the field and C. change the battery about 15 seconds BEFORE the match started. So yeah and then i was like stressed out and i couldnt hear the robots wheels if they were spinning or not. I did so badly i was like grrr. The other girl did better. Which bugged me because she can kind of get an attitude especially towards one of the teams. But its all okay.
The second day i found out my one friend was going there so i found him. Turns out his school wants to start a robotics team. So i got him and his friend and one of the teachers in charge to come talk to our teams mentors. I did something important!!!! And we may help them out for starting their team. :D! yeah me! The matches on this day were official by the way and counted. We won 3 and lost 3. We had a few glitches with the robot but everything was fine.
Finally. The last day. The first half of the day is some final matches and then after lunch was finals. We had a skybox where we were and had girl scouts come and look at things and play with mini robots. This was all in hopes of getting Chairmans. So lunch time they chose alliances. We didnt make it :/ We were bummed. Then at around 2 there was a team meeting. We welcomed DEAN KAMEN! into the building!! Now you may not know who he is. He is like the god of FIRST. He is cofounder. He also created the segway. (those people mover things). I got a pair of safety goggles signed :) So then we hung around for awards. We didn't get any of the first ones. Finally they got to chairmans.... We are got quiet. We tensed and held hands. They began their speech. When they give out awards they give hints as to who has wont he award. They started saying stuff and we start silently squealing they say things that are about us! Finally they say FIREBIRDS TEAM 433!! we burst out SCREAMING! We all run down the the field and get out medal and are so ECSTATIC! Not only is this FIRST's most prestigious award. Its also our ticket to nationals in Atlanta! Last year we won a different award and were able to go. FIRST is just amazing. Its better than any sporting event!
p.s. this was a video our one mentor took of them announcing chairmans enjoy! :D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCMA1wZOFOU)
I think this is my rant about some of the best 3 days. My team also held a team social on Friday night. I met some really cool people this year. Unfortunately 2 out of 3 the cool people are seniors this year and i wont see them next year :/
Also on Thursday night i went and saw La Salle's show How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Its one of my FAVORITE shows. My cousins school did it a few years ago and i forced my music class to watch the movie last year haha. The show was amazing and i loved seeing my friends in it. I also went Saturday night.
Soooo some more little news. I have a boyfriend now :) as of last Monday. I havent told my parents but oh well. He also did stage crew for the show so thats how i got to see him this weekend haha. So yeah my life is pretty exciting and crazyyyy right now.
Talk to you all soon!!