Tag: robosub2011

July 17, 2011
Day 8 – July 17 – Wrapping Up

Well, here we are. The past week has been a lot of fun, but all good things must come to an end. Although we didn’t do as well as we hoped (thanks to numerous failures on our components) we still managed to score a weight bonus and we did qualify once! I’m sure we will […]

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July 16, 2011
Day 6 – July 15 – The Day in Song

7 am waking up in the morning. gotta be fresh gotta go downstairs. can’t have a bowl – can’t have cereal seein’ everyone they’re so tired tick’in on and on everybody’s rushin’ gotta get down to the TRANSDEC gotta catch the van, I see my “friends…” Sleeping in the front seat, sleeping in the back […]

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July 14, 2011
Day 5 – July 14 – Et tu, IMU?? (or: More Heartbreak…)

Well, it’s day 5 and it’s been a lot of highs and lows, mostly with us ending on a low note. We arrived at the TRANSDEC bright and early and eagerly unloaded our equipment and set to work. We were trying to remain optimistic that today was the day we were going to get through […]

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July 13, 2011
Day 4 – July 13 – Let’s Rock and Roll

Day 4 has come and passed. What went on today? Well, my friends, let’s turn the clock back now shall we? 12 am: everybody is working on a few adjustments. Chris, Veselin, Mike and Meaghan were working on getting our motor controllers to behave, while Aassem, Lee, Kris and I were fashioning up a new […]

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July 12, 2011
Day 3 – July 12 – Everyone Together at Last

So while the breakfast club (driving team) was having fun finding out just how much calories their bodies could take at the IHOP, Veselin, Kris and I awoke to the wee hours of daylight and took to the skies for San Diego. The flights were fine despite Kris complaining about the emergency exit seats that […]

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July 11, 2011
Day 2 – July 11 – Driving Team

Well, we got started a little later than planned. It seems someone (coughChriscough) forgot to turn on the alarm clock, and we didn’t wake until I awoke to Meaghan knocking on our door at 5:30. We showered and dressed quickly, then loaded RoboVan and headed off to the hotel lobby for our complimentary breakfast (more […]

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July 10, 2011
Day 1 – July 10 – Driving Team

Well, it’s been a great day overall…we got off to a great start, with me (Mike) picking up Lee and Meaghan at only a couple of minutes after 5 am. Then it was off to Chris’ place to pick him up. We were a little concerned when he wasn’t waiting for us at the door, […]

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