Saturday, January 30, 2016

Week #3

Week #3 of build season has come and gone. Unfortunately, for this neck of the woods, we got over 2 feet of snow! Luckily, the school was able to open on Tuesday, so Team 103 didn’t miss more than one day of work.

Since we are officially in the middle of build season, it’s time for a recap:

PR/Marketing has been working on travel plans, social media upkeep and the business plan. Manufacturing has prototyped and is now working on the robot. The whole team is busy as ever and working very hard. Keep chuggin FIRST Teams!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Week #2:

Week #2 of build season is coming to a close. Not only was Team 103 busy this week but it was also finals. Everyone is glad the week is over, but even with major tests and projects, nothing slows this team down (not even snow). This hardworking bunch of nerds is unstoppable.
Every department is bustling with a variety of activities. Manufacturing is still prototyping, but the ideas are becoming solidified. PR/Marketing is also working hard, finalizing travel plans, adding episodes to the video series’ and starting to design buttons. All members of the team are working harder than ever to meet the deadlines. With the impending snow, Beartholomew is very excited. Stay tuned for pictures of his adventures!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Kickoff Week

On Saturday, January 9th, FIRST revealed this year’s game Stronghold. Ever since, the Cybersonics team has been busy at work, spending long hours brainstorming about the robot, creating game strategies, and reaching out to other teams, sponsors and the community. Manufacturing is busy brainstorming designs for the robot, and proofing their concepts. PR/Marketing has been creating videos, maintaining the social media accounts, creating a newsletter and many more new and exciting things. Stay tuned for more!

The team’s two main fundraisers have come and gone, but they were huge successes. The first was Basket Bingo, held all the way back in October. The event included twenty rounds of bingo, and winners took away their prizes in Vera Bradley bags or Longaberger baskets. All the team members were involved, whether selling tickets and food or calling out “N-43.” It was a fun event for all involved, and it helped the team bond with not only each other, but with the community as well.

Another main fundraiser the team did was a Spaghetti dinner. This event was in December, and held at a local fire house. Team members helped volunteers cook food and make drinks. The team yet again was completely and utterly involved. If they weren’t serving food, they were plating desserts, setting tables, welcoming guests, or even driving last year’s robot which was delivering desserts to patrons. This was also another opportunity for team members to interact with the community, and show them what the team is all about.

Fundraising is a huge part of Team 103, and it couldn’t be accomplished without the help of the sponsors. Thank you so much to all Team 103 supporters and sponsors. Check out the two new video series “Nerd Herd” and “The Cyber Talk” on our YouTube Channel. Also, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat!