Rookie FIRST Team 4257, North Marion High School, sent us this update…go CyberDogs!
The North Marion CyberDogs underwent a series of rough patches our first week, as we dove head “FIRST” into the challenge of the FIRST Robotics competition.
After two days of exciting discussion of what the team’s robot needed, we had finalized an idea of what our robot was to become. “I started incredibly frustrated because we have only one craftsman but due to the incredible design these kids came up with and the energy that they are building with I am reinvigorated,” said the coach, Joe Shepherd.
The robot with a whirlwind of shooting ability and raceway worthy speed was possible only in the minds of the team members. We turned to our only member who knew how to make a 3D models using Sketch Up Pro.
James B. says, “I do my work as the team needs no matter how hard the challenge.” As told at the 2012 Kick Off, James B. gives his time and effort to benefit the team not expecting any solo recognition. On the fifth day the CyberDogs had their robot blueprints in order and team captain, Bryan S. stated, “upon completion of our incredible design we are dividing work between team members and kicking off the building process.”