Saturday, January 08, 2011

FIRST Rise and Shine

***Update for LOGOMOTION!
Thank you Stacy!

FIRST is For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. I think I got that right. I cannot actually open their web page, because their system is down! Today is the kick-off, or Launch, of the 2011 FIRST FRC Robotics season... the day when teams all over the world are learning what the challenge is for this year's competition. It's all geektastically exciting.

Lady Betty Oprington is a big supporter of FIRST and 2102 Team Paradox, and she didn't want us to miss a single minute of the live NASA satellite feed, so she sent Zoltar directly into the house for the five thirty a.m. wake-up call.

Thanks Betty.

Good job Zoltar.

Geoff and Alex were up and out by six, and now they are in San Diego with 2102 Team Paradox and fellow robo~enthusiasts from Team San Diego. The FIRST clues of Little Eva, and the twentieth anniversary of FIRST, with it's iconic logo, are no longer mysteries. So far, I have heard the robot will assemble the three symbols, in the FIRST logo, on a grid, and then go to a tower to launch a mini-bot. They are calling it Locomotion, but I kinda like Logo-Motion!

Uh-oh... I just heard Zoltar again. I think he is reminding me I have way too much on the schedule today... I better get my Loca in motion!


Miriam said...

Sounds like a very exciting day! Good luck to all the geektastic people at your house!

Tiglizzyclone said...

We hope you have lots of fun!

Wow! Zoltar is so very handsome!!