Happy new year!

2014 is certainly looking to be a great year for us. The season kickoff is now less than 3 days away, and the excitement is building! Even at a New Year’s party, I couldn’t help but talk about the game hint and kickoff with friends. Oh well.

But, about that hint… FIRST is notorious for releasing ridiculous hints before each game, and participants are notorious for coming up with the craziest ideas to solve them! As Mayuri linked below, people actually figured it out this year! It has something to do with assists. I’m not sure how that applies to the game, but we’ll find out soon.

Make sure you join in the excitement, and watch the kickoff on Saturday! It begins at 10:30 am, and you can check it out here.

And don’t forget to follow along with us here in 2014! Mayuri or I will be posting (almost) daily about our progress as we spend the next 6 weeks designing and building our robot, and then about 6 weeks after that competing around the country.

Thanks for following. Have a happy new year!

For most high school students in the United States, these two weeks are just winter break. They’re a time to sleep in and enjoy some much needed R&R- and, of course, avoid speaking of the quickly approaching second semester.

But not for us brave, pioneering FRCites! We wait with bated breath, scrolling up and down Chief Delphi in every spare moment, scouring game hints, connecting nonexistent dots, and anticipating the day that will define our lives for the next six weeks- who am I kidding?- the next year! 😀 And that moment is almost here…

Fear not, fellow Roboticists (yep, it’s a word), for kickoff is only a few short days away. And this year, since CD has hit solid lead with our game hint (if you haven’t heard, check it out here: http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=123823) maybe we’ll have some high fives and knowing winks along with the cheers accompanying our kickoff broadcast.

Hang in there! It’s almost here 🙂

-Mayuri