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PHOTOS AND VIDEO BY BRENDAN!
|The talent behind the robot:|
Danielle, Jonathan, and Thomas
To shoot, or not to shoot: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the CPU to suffer
the blocks and Frisbees of outrageous fortune,
Or to raise arms against a pyramid of troubles,
And by opposing outscore them? To discharge: to sleep-mode;
To sleep-mode: perchance to dream of a Tony Award!
Tim (Techbrick Sr. Mentor)
June 8-9, 2013: TechBrick 3941's Robot, Kelvin, Performs in a Ballet
TechBrick's FRC 3941's Robot, Kelvin, was asked to join the Harford County Ballet Company (http://www.harfordballetcompany.org) by invitation through Barclay Gibbs, creative director. As far as we know this the first FRC robot to ever appear in a ballet.
Kelvin plays the "Contraption" for Belle's dad, Maurice. We used flashing LED Frisbees to make an automatic fireworks machine for the ballet and put 'animation gloves' on his lifter so he could get scared. He enters with Maurice before he goes on his journey. When the wolves appear, Maurice and Kelvin get frightened and run off. He even got to take a bow. Enjoy!