|Only half the kids in the house that day - others huddled around computers
coding, making presentations, videos and scripts
Google docs is amazing and we had a dozen kids writing scripts, working on notebook, making presentations and judging videos simultaneously as well as four huddled around the robot building like mad to try to get it done. Impressive to see what can get done in 48 hours when the fire is lit and
|Ran up to New Hampshire Christmas Eve to FIRST world HQ.
They asked us to be test subject for static discharge problems.
So hooked up a Van Der Graaf generator and started sparking all
over the place to fail the electronics.
One day it was hilarious - my husband and I in a local electronic components store with my son on video phone - pointing it at components and asking if that was what he needed so he didn't have to make the 45 min trip and could keep working. The duffers that run the place had their jaws drop when they saw us shopping the place like that with kids watching the isles through my camera.
We had one parent who runs a team that builds military robots/UAVs and often has to do super fast builds or fixes. He came down into the robot room and I could see the furrowed brow looking at the TWO functional robots sitting there. "Yes," I said, "that one didn't exist two weeks ago". "Dammmm" he said with the total knowingness of what that meant. He then proceeded to lament that his company was wavering on their high-school internship program as he wants three of them this summer bad. They are already well trained.
|All hands on deck to get it done!
But now that the post office is back open and UPS is more reliable (i.e less people trying to steal what is left on porches) and Access is putting boxes in the system for me today - it is back to shipping and packing for me today. It is such a relief as working with the kids on my 'vacation' was so much harder than actually working.