Last night we had the privilege of watching our grandson
and his colleagues as they unveiled the new robot
for this year's competition.
Although I posted a few pictures last night on Facebook,
I didn't want to post anything that would give away
any of their plans until the one o'clock a.m. deadline for submissions had passed!
|As a grandparent, I was proud of my grandson's part|
in developing and perfecting this new robot.
|Of course, these projects would never become reality|
without the wonderful coaching of their mentors!
Rose bouquets were given to these special people
to show their appreciation.
|A mentor assists in preparing for a demonstration.|
|Frisbees are loaded into the robot...|
|...and projected toward the basketball goal.|
|The robot was more difficult to maneuver on the slick basketball court|
than on the usual carpet flooring.
|Many parents squeezed into the smaller robotics room|
to watch or record as the robot climbed a tower in further demonstration.
|I was amazed at the performance!|
|We are all so proud of our robotics team!|
Thank you, mentors, for all your hard work!
After capturing "World Champions" last year,
the pressure is on to excel again!
|Time for a break after the demonstration...|
The cookies couldn't wait for the chili to arrive...
|But cookies didn't seem to spoil appetites,|
and Wendy's chili went over well.
|Relaxing around the tables,|
some shared conversation...
Others shared earbuds and iphones!
|Go Baxter Bomb Squad!|
We are so proud of you!