Overall, build season has been a rollercoaster of ups and downs. "In the beginning, everyone is really excited, and there is lots of stuff to do, and at the end there are a lot fewer things to do, there is a lot of a tweaking and programming. But, that's when we are getting ready for competition and are really excited," says 12th grader Michaela. Build season is a six week period where the team prototypes and tests multiple designs in order to form a more perfect robot.
Throughout this period we watched students step up, from rookies to seniors. We saw what started as dreams on paper became a physical, working robot. No matter how many years you’ve been a part of FIRST, it’s always astounding how the team bonds and friendships develop as our robot slowly becomes an engineering masterpiece Throughout build season we’ve made countless memories. Many being preserved forever on the famous ‘Quote Board’ that sits proudly on our shop wall. From teamwide games of Superfight and Mafia to sitting down for TechFire family meals together, we are creating moments we will never forget. As we enter into the competition, we can’t wait to make more with our friends and family.