TechBrick: April 17, 2008:
Atlanta World Championship
We went, we competed, we'll go back... Here are the highlights of the event.
You can see all the photos and video from the links above. Enjoy...
Rachel, Amy, Mark, Brady, and Matt venture to Atlanta to compete with the best in the world.
More than 300 teams from the best of FLL, FTC, and FRC joined together in the Georgia Dome.
Our rental van, home to 9 of use for two days of travel, looked great with our signs on the side.
Our now annual tradition: Eat at the VARSITY in Atlanta.
Our booth in the pits. Dozens of FLL teams came by to thank us of our worksheets and other resources.
We are interviewed by the technical judges.
Dean Kamen opened the event.
Our robot did what it was designed to do over and over again.
The team ready to head to the dome for the next round.
Round after round they battled it out with our sponsors proudly and prominently displayed.
Each round the teams had to work together.
Our good friend, Joe Perrotto, was given the volunteer of the year award.
Our great waitress at Johnny Rockets made us a special ketchup plate.
The surprise guest was former president George Bush.
He motivated our young engineers to take on the world and find solutions to our nation's future needs.
The rest of our crew cheered us on from the stands.
The parrot, who is ridden on every robot for the past 5 years, was hanging on for his life in the rough and tumble competition.
Thanks to Michelle and her crew for making the event a great success.
The path from our house leads to the '09 worlds. Are we ready? You betcha.