It is the end of another build season and as we prepare for the upcoming competition I would like to pause a moment and recognize everyone who made this build season possible.
First, the students who’s sweat and effort, with maybe a touch of blood here and there, put our robot together.
Next, our coach who sets the course for the team and makes sure that we all are marching in more or less the same direction.
Let us not forget, the mentors and teachers who patiently guided and assisted the students in their efforts, and gifted us with the knowledge we needed to proceed.
Of course there are the parents, who provided transportation to our meetings and food to eat on those long Saturdays.
Last, but not least, Fairchild Semiconductor and all of our sponsors. The funding you provide to our team makes it possible to register for competition, to buy the materials needed to build the robot, to travel to our regional to compete, and to purchase all those thousand and one other little essentials that keep this team running smooth.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this build season! Our work may be far from over with competition looming ever closer, but we can all take a deep breath and say: “Damn, that is one fine ‘bot we built there!”
I look forward to seeing you all at competition!