EXPERIENCE
LEARNED & ENJOYED

The biggest thing we learned as a team this year goes hand-in-hand with what we enjoyed the most: team work.

No single person can do it all. It requires a group of creative and committed individuals to create something from nothing in a short time frame.

Hence, the biggest challenge was recruiting people from the various departments at RTC and getting organized so that everyone could be productive. From raising money for the team with bakesales, to brainstorming together for our design, to sourcing materials, every member of the team made a unique contribution and was essential to the process.  We were even able to teach students from other trades about each other’s trades!

OUR STRUGGLES

The struggles along the way were real. We had to breathe new life into the robotics team this year. We started with small funding from the school, but not enough for what we wanted to achieve. Organizing bakesales and sponsorships was a big challenge, but it helped us get motivated and started.

When we started, we didn’t even have a room available to work in, since it was dominated by another department. 

OUR SACRIFICES

Every member of our time sacrificed their personal time to be part of the team. Most of us are adults with responsibilities. We work, we go to school and have families, so we are very proud of our team mates, who despite the available excuses, show up to the meetings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. This is not to mention the time put in to get parts or come up with new concepts. Good job team!

When we started, we didn’t even have a room available to work in, since it was dominated by another department.