With just three or four meetings between now and our January 22 competition at Seminole High School, team members are knuckling down to the make the most of holiday break times to implement new design ideas from lessons learned at Middleton Madness (and if you saw the video, you know there were a lot of lessons to learn!). But everyone’s really pitching in on all fronts and we’ve made a lot of progress at our last two meetings, on everything from buttons to robot improvements.
We also got into the holiday spirit with some good eats, and one of our team members demonstrated superb multitasking capabilities by managing both a chocolate covered pretzel and vise grips!
We’re still getting Middleton Madness photos from family and friends and wanted to share this entertaining video of an absolutely failed run – because, when you think of it, there’s a lot more to be learned from failure than from success. Success just proves you’ve learned something. Failure shows you what there is to learn! Although, hopefully, by the time the State Championship rolls around in February, we’ll be able to spend more time showing what we’ve learned! Hopefully it’s also reassuring to see that you can still be a top team with less than absolutely perfect floor runs every time.
Well, it took a week (hey, the holidays are upon us!) but here are some pictures from last Saturday’s Middleton Madness qualifying competition. It was great fun and we hope to apply some lessons learned over our next few meetings, betwixt and between holiday breaks.