Monday, July 26, 2010

We're in the news!

Last weekend the Crushing Techno Tigers volunteered at the MS Bike Event. The bikers ride over 150 miles in two days. Day one starts in Fenton, MI and finishes at the Michigan State University campus. The riders spend the night on campus, get up the next morning and then ride back to Fenton. We volunteered at the finish line in Fenton where the kids and parents set-up the decorations, organized and handled the riders luggage, and handed out metals to the riders as they crossed the finish line.

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Note from the Multiple Sclerosis Society:
Bike MS is for cyclists and all those seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS. Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. With a choice of over 100 extraordinary rides nationwide, including four right here in Michigan, the Bike MS experience is the ride of your life.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

pool party meeting - by Crushing Techno Tiger Daniel

We reviewed the core values.
Talked about strategies with a lego car.
We talked about stories that we thought of.
We did a team work exercises.
we went swimming.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

"The Package" has arrived!!!!

We had an impromptu meeting tonight to see what was in "The Package". It was our course for the 2010 robot challenge. Had a lot of fun watching the team work together to assemble the pieces using the instructions. This was truly a teamwork challenge! Now the course is fully set up and ready to tease us all until September 3rd when the full challenge is released. We can't wait until September 3rd!!!

Thinking about what it will all look like.

Looking at the mat and setting a 'build plan'.

Sorting and building sure seemed like a big teamwork exercise.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Volunteering at the MS Bike charity event

We had a GREAT time volunteering at the MS Bike charity event today. The team and parents volunteered at finish line. We helped set everything up, move and organize the riders luggage and hand out metals to the riders as they crossed the finish line. What a wonderful event - Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

notes from our third meeting - by Crushing Techno Tiger Nathan

First, we did a word search that used words that were about core values. Then, we talked talked about what a core value is. Next, we talked about different Lego pieces. For example one of the pieces was a beam. Next, we talked about robot safety. Part of robot safety is to be careful about not dropping your team's robot. Lastly, we talked about how this year we will be interviewing people. That's what we did at the meeting. We also wrote our first program making the robot move around using the move block.

The coach guides us.

The kids do the work (programming).