Our Build Crew for 2012 – along with our engineering mentors (not shown) – crafted this year’s robot. During the six weeks that make up the FRC build season all they get to do is eat, drink and breathe robots. Well, that and try to squeeze in some schoolwork.
Creating awesome robots takes dedication: days that begin after classes and stretch into the night, plus weekends and any other moments not consumed by sleep. This photo was made the day after build was complete. Can’t you see the fatigue – and relief – in their faces?
With the build finished, the crew will be found in the competition pits making last-minute updates and repairs that’ll keep the robot on the field – no matter what competing alliances dish out.