Hard at work on another day of build season!
This week has been very exciting and chaotic for our team. Early in the week, a representative from Lowe’s, one of our amazing sponsors, gave us a visit. We had the honor to show her around the workshop and tell her a bit about the game and our strategy this year. We appreciate the gracious donation from Lowe’s and are very proud to have them as a sponsor.
On Saturday afternoon we also received a visit from someone we love and honor so much, Julia Wagner. Mrs. Wagner is a NC FIRST representative and we are so happy we got to see her and show her what we are working on!
As we continued to progress through the week, we came upon a few bumps in the road. A few challenges arose with our chairman’s video, setting us back in our progress. But we took that frustration and turned it into motivation. We have realized that we will always run into challenges, but what matters is that we push through those tough times to make us stronger as a team and a family.
Today in Charlotte, NC FIRST and Team SPORK spread the word about FIRST to NCTA, Outlook for Tech Expo attendees. We enjoyed explaining how our T-Shirt cannon has helped us to fundraise money for our team. #3196 #TeamSPORK #OutlookforTech #CLT
We got uniforms today, and as you can see we are very happy about it!!
As a team we have made tremendous progress in building and operations. We have been working tirelessly on awards and are very proud of the work that is being accomplished. Through the long days spent working together, we have grown closer as a family. We continue to bond through our passion and enjoy the time we get to spend getting to know one another. It is especially exciting to recognize the great talent of our new members. We are so excited for the upcoming weeks as we get closer to competition and we are eager to continue our great work!
Team Spork likes to sing while we work on awards!!
It was a pleasure working with #6004 f(x) Robotics, #1533 Triple Strange, #3459 Team PyroTech, #900 The Zebracorns, and #4561 TerrorBytes at the NC FLL State Championship!!!
This week for Team Spork was quite chaotic to say the least due to unexpected snow. We were stuck inside our homes without the ability to see each other face to face for almost the whole week, but we managed through strong communication. Communication is so important especially in times like this. We were able to complete a lot of work on the operations side and are quite thankful for the few days we had off of school to work! Although the snow set us back slightly in building, we are happier than ever to be back together and we are quickly getting back on track.
As a new member, I have had an amazing experience so far using my skill to help the team. During the design process, I have been able to utilize my drawing experience to design mechanisms and present a clear understanding of ideas. I am very excited about the game this year. I think the game at surface level is relatively simple but the main challenge is in strategy. This week we have made lots of progress with design in CAD and strategizing. I am proud of what we have accomplished so far and I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks in build season.
Team SPORK is currently reading through the game manual! #FIRSTPOWERUP #TeamSPORK