Tag: robosub2015

July 27, 2015
July 26, 2015 - Day 7: Finals, Friends, and Farewells

I woke up to my alarm ready for the day. Finals was finally here and I cannot believe how fast this week flew by! I guess time really does fly when you're having a blast! Anyways, we got to the TRANSDEC around 8:30, set up in our tent, and waited for our wild card time […]

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July 26, 2015
July 25, 2015 - Day 6: Kill Switches May Be The Death Of Us.

It was an early morning for Michael and Alvin as they left for TRANSDEC for 6:00 in the morning. The teams that get there at 6:00 am get entered into a random draw to be able to pick their practice test time for the day. Between the twelve teams that decided to show up that […]

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July 24, 2015
July 24, 2015 - Day 5: Third Time Is The Charm, Right?

The clock struck 6:00 and the alarms started ringing. Exhaustion was in the air as everyone dragged themselves out of their beds, getting ready for what the day would bring. Having four hours of sleep was definitely not in the intial plan, but we would have to make do. Today was the day! The sun […]

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July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015 - Day 4: All Tethered Up And Nowhere To Go.

Today, I woke up to Alvin, Mike, and Veselin passed out on their beds as they were the ones to stay up until 2:30 AM working on the robot last night. The rest of us probably fell asleep around midnight because we didn't have much to do on the robot since it basically had electrical […]

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July 22, 2015
July 22, 2015 - Day 3: Our Saviour Has Arrived

This morning was late morning as we all left the hotel around 8:00. Alvin and I had a healthy breakfast: spicy BBQ boneless wings from Oggi's from the night before. They were delicious. Jamie and I were looking forward to stopping at a department store to pick up some more aloe vera gel for our […]

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July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015 - Day 2: The Things We Do To Qualify For Semifinals.

I woke up to an early morning, as we were supposed to be at the TRANSDEC by 8:00 am sharp. The pool is set up as a huge circle and into four sections: A, B, C, and D. There is a practice side and a competition side in the pool. The team tents are set […]

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July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 - Day 1: San Diego, Here We Come.

The flights to San Diego were all over the map, as Michael and I were the first two people on the team to arrive in San Diego, and the rest trickled in throughout the day today. I was the first to arrive at 11:30am Sunday morning as I was on full tourist mode to go […]

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July 12, 2015
Last Pool Test before San Diego; How neat is that?!

Well ladies and gentlemen, this is the last day! How nerve wracking! The team is a little on edge today and I don't blame them. There are thousands of little things to do still and just simply not enough time! A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Rumman couldn't come to San Diego anymore […]

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