Sorry for such a delay RAPTORS fans, the entire team has been elbows-deep in the design process! But don't worry, we're going to catch you up on everything that has happened since our last post!
The first major thing to cover is Super Science Saturday and how this year's was the largest in RAPTORS history! Over 600 RSVP-ed over Facebook, and even more than that showed up. The children were delighted to do all of the experiments, meet legendary astronaut Greg Johnson, and bring home some slimy souvenirs. Not only did this event do much to encourage STEM in our community, the generous donations and bake sale purchases will go a long way in funding our team this year.
After Super Science Saturday, the team prepared for what every FRC team looks forward to: Kick-off. RAPTORS got to brainstorming back at the nest as soon as the game was revealed, and we have gone from broad, hazy ideas to much more concrete mechanical designing and will soon enter the development phase. Of course, the tech side is not the only team that has been kept busy. RAPTORS' Communications Team has been hard at work on getting the first draft of the Chairman's essay finished while Media has all but finished up with t-shirt designs. Currently, the team is still voting on what design they like most. Once this has been done, the most liked designs will be finalized and sent off for printing, which will very likely happen by next week.
Have any questions about things mentioned or not mentioned here? Feel free to send us a message through the website! The website will be checked everyday but Sunday for messages from now until Bag Day. You can also follow us on our various social media accounts for additional updates and pictures of RAPTORS members hard at work.