Today is no ordinary day! The girls told me that today is Dean Kamen's birthday! If you don't know him, Dean Kamen is a super cool guy. He is the whole reason FIRST robotics exists! Without him, I wouldn't get to spend every day with my team. I don't really know what a birthday is, though. I wonder if I have one of those. I'll ask the girls about that tomorrow.
In celebration of his birthday, the girls opened my bag and got to work. To start, they repaired my wheels and their connections. They started to get worn out at the competition last weekend. I will need them to be very strong if I want to be able to compete this weekend. Once they were fixed, the programmers started working on automated hanging code. Because I had time to practice at Westtown, the girls know that I can hang. The main issue is consistency with deploying my hook. With an automated code, the girls will just have to press and hold a button to get the process going. They will test this code more tomorrow. Finally, something really cool was designed! To help the drivers see during the match, the programmers built a camera pole! I can't wait to see it in action at the competition!
This week is going by so quickly! Before I know it, I will be competing at Montgomery!
P.S. The video from Westtown is ready! Check it out!