Friday, August 3, 2012

What Offseason?!?

As usual it's been a busy and productive summer for Winnovation FIRST Team 1625:

  • Hosted week-long "Legos, Slime and Other Things" camp for elementary and middle school kids from the area.  More than 25 participants enjoyed hands-on science activities (some disguised as a whole lot of FUN!)
  • Hosted a jam-packed robotics workshop for more than 100 robotics geeks from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana.  Topics included programming, strategy, animation, communication and team-building.
  • Family campout - even though it was VERY hot 30 or so parents and kids enjoyed boating, swimming, campfire, charades.
  • Weekly work sessions at the shop - clean up is slow and tiring, but we're working hard at organizing (though it looks more like disorganizing most of the time) the shop to be a more efficient workspace during build season.
We still have several "play dates" coming up:
  • August 11 - MontgomeryFest
  • August  16 - Winnebago County Fair, Moss Hall from 2pm - 3pm
  • Sept 1 - On the Waterfront Robot from 12pm - 4pm
Team meetings Monday nights, yes even during the summer.