Thursday, August 28, 2008

The challenge details will be released next Friday. We'll have our first meeting and brainstorming session that day, Sept 5th. I've added that date to the member calendar. In other news, team mentor Alan introduced me to a potential new member, Nick. Hopefully he wants to join us this year and will be at the meeting.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Good news!

My wife Dianna has generously donated her old Toshiba laptop for team use. After some clean up and optimization (and a new desktop image of course) I installed the NXT software this morning and tested it. It works great! I still have to test bluetooth with it (need to get the dongle from the Rowes) but I'm pretty sure it will work fine.

We have a small, portable programming station now.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Build party 2008

I was a great party everyone, thanks for coming! I've uploaded some pictures from yesterday, head on over and check them out.

Build party 2008

Our season is officially underway. We won't know what the challenge or the project is for another month or so, but we have some general ideas of what's ahead. I'd like to welcome our newest member Forest. Unfortunately Austin and Morgan won't be back this year, we're going to miss them.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Party Time!

We're going to have a season kick-off build party tonight (Saturday)

I know it's a bit last minute but I haven't been quite sure where I'd be working this week and had to play it by ear. Turns out I'll be working at home until the end of the month so let's break out the bricks!

We're getting together 5(ish) at my house. We'll go to at least 7 and have some kind of food and snacks. Everyone is welcome so bring the family. If you want to bring something feel free. Give me a call if you have questions.

I'm also posting news to the member page, do you remember your login and password?

See you tonight!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Our Field setup kit is here!

The Fed-Ex guy just dropped off the boxes. Take a look at the pictures.

The kit is smaller than last year, more like it was for Nanoquest. The base is in the corner again too. Lots of balls in the kit, along with several minifigs. There's a polar bear in there too :-)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

I wanted to open the discussion of fundraising for the team this year. In the past we haven't been very successful getting any help from local businesses. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on where we could find some sponsorship. Or if we want to do another fundraising activity. All attempts at getting some press in hopes of attracting a sponsor have failed as well. I will contact KCOY again this year, but I don't have very high hopes they will respond.
Things are ramping up for the 2008-2009 season, Climate Connections! I received an email from LEGO Education that the field kit has shipped. According to the Fed-Ex tracking numbers it should be here Monday!

It's time to call the team back together and see who's in this year. We also need to decide if there's anyone we want to invite to the team. If you know someone who you think would be a valuable asset to the team, let us know.