Saturday, March 15, 2008

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My son (with red bandana) and some of his teammates.

Last Friday hubby and I drove 55 miles amid a snowstorm to watch our son and his teammates compete at the annual Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics competition.

We were surprised at how crowded the place was! Students and fans alike were cheering for their robot and music was blaring through the stadium! My son explained to me that the object of the game was for the robot to accumulate points by moving the giant balls across an overpass. The robots were maneuvered with controls by their operators standing at the sidelines.

The photo below is my son with the robot their team built. It took them about six weeks to complete this robot. His robotics team won a silver medal which earned them a spot to participate in the national challenge in Atlanta, GA that will be held next month. Way to go team!

20 comments:

Nini said...

malaki na ang dating baby natin. i remember our pictures exchange. are you guys heading to atlanta? that would be pretty exciting to watch.

nini

Mari said...

Wow, that's some contraption they built there, Nance. Good experience for them. They learn how to design and build; and how to make it work.

Hooray for the team. Atlanta here they come!!!

Nance said...

hi nini,
yup, malaki na ang baby natin, taller than i am. i used to carry him on my back now it's the other way around! ;)

Nance said...

mari,
at first they thought their robot didn't do good, but when everything was said and done, they came in second! how 'bout that! lol

ghee said...

aww,your son`s cool,Nance!

I have seen this kind of competition on TV,and I really think the teams who participated were genius!!

Really interesting and entertaining.I bet youre so proud of your son!

have a great weekend!
ghee

ev said...

congrats to your son!love that support that you parents gave..my hat's off to you and your hubby!

JMom said...

So cool! I'll have to keep an eye out for your son's team during the finals. We love watching the robotics championship on TV :D

ghee said...

Hello Nance,

hows holy week out there?i cant feel it here,iba talaga sa pinas.

I got you tagged btw!

hugs,
ghee

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi nance,

wow what a good achievement nila ano?
nice, they have this and won Silver award....Congrats to them.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Hi nance, thanks sa comments n visit ha?

ewan bc ako na isip ko Pensionada na sana ako....i mean mga malaki na itong mga member ko dito, pero parang , ewan, pero enjoy n happy naman ako, gusto ko pa.

Spring cleaning....wala pa ako kahit sabi na ni bernie, na maraming alikabok na daw, at yon kapitbahay-flat namin, hindi na daw masayadong makita........lol

ang lamig pa, tamad pa akong mag-janitress dito sa flat namin...

thanks flat lang tinirahan namin, ano kaya kung bahay ano? siguro naka-hihiya na.....lalo na kung makita ang garden na palang....wild-forest.....lol

ay oo nga, parang lahat-lahat na talaga, made in China or na ewan...

tama si Mari, swerte lang kung hindi gawa ng China or where....

pero mahal pa rin.,....lol

malapit pa tayo, bigay ko sa iyo ang bag....mura pagka bili ko kasi Autumn style n last nalang.SALE na....

apirrrr, pareho pala din tayo, bags...sabi pa ni bernie, ano daw gawain sa daming bags.....sabi ko, just never mind, pag magsawa, marami akong mga pamangkin n kapatid sa pinas.....lol

sigi, Bernes Santo pala ngayon, parang wla lang dito, sa Pinas, nag-fasting daw sila at loto, Lugaw lang daw.....

mamayang gabi, 50th bday ng BIL ni Bernie...."MANGUROS na lang ko....makasala man siguro ko ani, kay Karne n mabusog ko".....lol

itong bisaya ko, .....bye and happy Easter to all.....

regards

Nance said...

ghee,
ohhh, i'm not so sure about being a genius :) although that would be nice. :)
it was a team effort so, we are so proud of the team.

take care!

Nance said...

ev,
yeah, kids nowadays are lucky, most of them get a lot of support from their parents. My parents were busy making a living when I was a kid but that was the way it was at that time.

Happy Easter!

Nance said...

jmom,
yeah! my son said they will keep the number of their team-1551. we'll try to watch it too.

Nance said...

vk,
oo, silver ang nakuha nila, they came within an inch of the gold, sayang, konti lang ang difference nila.

dito lang sa loob muna ako naglilinis kasi pag maganda na ang temp i like to work outdoor sa garden ko, kalimutan ang dust sa loob. lol
may mga bisita kasi ako sa second week ng Apr. kaya ready ko rooms nila... isang linggo sila dito.

take care and happy easter sa inyo!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi nance,

HAPPY EASTER MONDAY TO YOU AND FAMILY.....

holiday pa rito, bukas pa ang pasokan.

wow you have 1 week visitors, it is nice.
nice din sa usapan and talks n talks....and going together to pasyal, isn´t it?

i missed this too, to have a welcome visitors to stay with us, a couple of days,.

kaya, presently, hindi talaga pwede, kasi we have no extra room for a couple visitors....except kung 1 lang at babae lang po...

maliit lang ang flat namin, wla nga kaming sala or kainan room.

saka na siguro kung wla na ang mga bata sa amin, then, we have a space for my closed friends to stay with us.

thanks for your easter greetings,too.

regards

Ann said...

Wow!Congrats! So, andun kayo ulit sa next competition? Same robot ba yung isasali dun?

nona said...

Good job! Nance, congrats to your son.
Sorry ha, late late na ang mga comments ko...I had to take advantage this baka siyam siyam na naman ako makapasok dito :D

Nance said...

vk,
belated happy easter din sa inyo! yeah meron akong 2 friends na nag-retire sa pinas, pasyal sila dito and i am going to invite them na mag stay sa bahay ko. kuwentuhan sigurado! :)

Nance said...

ann,
salamat. oo same robot kaya lang di kami pupunta. makibalita na lang.
ingats!

Nance said...

nona!
you made it!!! nice to see you here! huwag mag-alala kung pasilip silip ka lang, we understand ... not your control. enjoy your kids!