Everyone was more than prepared to open this year’s game manual and was waiting for it to be announced; having to see all the different rules and the different functions for it will be important to us all. Although it can be tiring, it’s always necessary to go in. The live broadcast revealing the new game and field for this year was something we all loved to watch, especially with the bit of laughter here and there. Although it will be a difficult one to build this year (just like any other year), our team is determined to do our best to make it work and build a great robot. We can’t wait for all the competitions and to get on that new field!
Our own Brian West attended the 2016 FIRST Global Kickoff event in Manchester, New Hampshire — check out this interview from the evening before the big game reveal!
Featuring our own Arynn! You can’t miss her in her MOE green!
On Monday, December 28th, our own Arynn H. traveled to Hatboro-Horsham High School in Horsham, PA to slip some MOE green into the Kickoff Video for Mid-Atlantic Robotics.
“It was a lot of fun to meet the other teams and a cool experience to be in a professional looking studio,” Arynn says. “When I got there, I was pretty nervous but Mrs. Carol introduced me to the other teams. I was the only one from a Delaware team there [and the only rookie], so everyone was new to me.
“Thirteen different teams were represented. Once in the booth I read off the teleprompter and at the end told one funny rule for new members to beware. First they had to make sure the shirt and feathers wouldn’t be registered as the green screen. Can’t wait to see them all at the competition, and thanks to the Hatboro-Horsham school for hosting!”
Filming the Kickoff video is becoming a growing tradition — more students are predicted to participate next year.
The video will be shown at all three MAR Kickoff events on January 9.