So many things happened in this one weekend. Forgive me if I'm being cheesy, but if anything, it helped reaffirm the reasons why I stay in with the robotics team. It makes me teary eyed (excuse me as I go and listen to Coldplay and contemplate my life).
Reason #1 - SOOOO much excitement when one of the robots was able to move after the programmers hooked up their code to the robot. It moved! mOVED. IT'S ALIVE. Everyone on the team was so excited that all their hard work and dreams were coming to fruition. It was so surreal to have such a moment so early on in the season. Usually, only such happiness happens near the end of the season, but I guess tis' the season for such things anyway. There's been so much progress in only a couple of weeks, and it's amazing to see everyone working so hard.
Reason #2 - On Friday, after the meeting, a group of us went to Highland Terrace's Science Night. All the "whoas" and "wows" from the kids that lined up to catch Chuck's ball was such an incredible experience. I've been so many outreach events like this, but this one made me so giddy! Chuck is always so popularrrrr.
Reason #3 - Unusually, I enjoyed cleaning up on Saturday. Kind of therapeutic to pick up the broom and sweep up the autoshop. (Feel free to ignore this, it's really, really irrelevant).
Reason #4 - Robograms. We are selling buttons. Buttons are really cool. 'Nuff said.
We are actually so, so close to the Kick Off date. It's alarming. But we've made so much progress as a team in just one month that I cannot wait for what we can do for the rest of the year.
Keep it cool, Team Pronto!
P.S. Thanks, Mr. Bruno, for advising us on Saturday. Your child is cute.