Archive for April, 2011

Preparing for the Worlds

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

After earning a spot at the World Championships for robotics, knitting was kept on the back burner for a while….time was spent doing fundraising–a fantastic bottle drive….bottle drive

…building a battery caddy….

building

…decorating Easter eggs…

pysanky

…and preparing for a mammoth bus ride to St. Louis!

Hats 48 and 49 at the Greater Toronto Regional

Monday, April 4th, 2011

While with the K-Botics team at the Greater Toronto Regional competition, hats 48 and 49 took shape.

hat 48

Hat 48 did a number on my circulars–the cord snapped right off at the needle!  It’s a good thing I brought a back up pair!

hat 49The competition was the 10th anniversary of FIRST robotics in Canada.  It was really exciting to compete, and even more thrilling to win the Engineering Inspiration award which qualified us to compete at the World Championships in St. Louis.

knitting

Knitting has really caught on at robotics competitions–with our team at least.  At one point there were 4 or 5 of us knitting and cheering in the stands.