We hope everyone had a great Christmas and we wish you a very Happy 2009!
The W.A.F.F.L.E.S. have been busy over the holidays. We have been sorting all our various LEGO pieces, organizing and re-labeling our storage trays. It has been a big job, but is well worth it. It will be much easier and faster to find the pieces we are looking for. It’s always good to start off a new year all organized and ready.
We’ve also been experimenting with a few new robot design ideas. Today “Honey” built a gear train using instructions we found on the Internet. “Yogurt” has been trying out a new chassis designs based on the ones he has seen some of the FRC teams use. It’s all very fun and exciting.
We don’t have a lot of plans for the new year yet. We have a couple of demos planned (January & March) and are waiting to hear about the possibility of traveling to an International competition. We are going to continue to get together regularly. We hope to use the time to explore some ideas we didn’t have time to get into as much as we wanted during the peak of the season and follow a few rabbit trails. One idea we have had is to scrapbook some of our experiences. We were thinking it would be a nice diversion from building and programming and give us the chance to explore some other creative skills. A scrapbook might also be a nice addition to our pit display.
Tomorrow a few of us are heading off to the local FRC kick off event. We are looking forward to getting to know the FRC team and more about this division of FIRST. It is all very fun and exciting.