The Chairmare

Oh boy.. this season is really teaching me some lessons about procrastination….

Let’s start with some good news:

Massimo found some amazingly helpful photographs of swerve drive assembly that basically illustrate what we have to do. Considering our complete confusion as to some aspects of machining and assembly, this is incredibly helpful, and our first complete robot with drive train should be done by Saturday. (I know, sounds familiar, but I’m serious this time! :P). The entire robot except the drive train is done, and the mechanics are hard at work replicating, or rather improving it for our final product.

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Also, our PO’s for competition merchandise were approved, so watch out Orlando regional, the Ninjineers have a few new tricks up their sleeves! Literally.. (hint hint). We’re super excited to get to work on new spirit and safety ideas so get ready to dance like a ninja! 😛

We also managed to attract a few new prospective sponsors who will remain unnamed until we hear back. 🙂

Now, for the rough part…

So, it’s the middle of week 4. Otherwise known as build-season-ends-in-two-weeks or AWARDS-AAAGH week. This afternoon I discovered to my panic that all filming for Chairman’s award had been postponed to next week, giving us less than a week to edit the video… Needless to say, I almost died. Luckily, we figured it out and our super awesome Media guy Zach stepped in and saved the day. So, expedited filming in the next few days and then hardcore edit, and we’re gold.

Also, Chairman’s essay is done, Woodie Flowers is close to finished, Business plan is in the editing stages and although Team Management is running around like crazy people, we have legitimate entries for almost EVERY MAJOR AWARD this year- a HUGE step for us.

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Andrey’s still deathly ill (you might know him as Gooby), but we do miss him and hope he’s ok. Don’t worry, Brian hasn’t replaced you yet… XD

Exhausting as it is, build season is FLYING by, and competition season will soon be upon us! How do you feel about being only weeks away from your first regional? Let us know in the comments below! Also, let us know what YOU want to hear more about in these posts!

-Mayuri

(P.S. Brian has been converted to Team Pompeii >:D. See you in the reveal!)

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