Robotic Challenge 2005

I just wrapped up what is becoming the biggest event of the year for me at work. Monday, May 2 was the Adventist Robotics Challenge a Great Lakes Adventist Academy in Cedar Lake, Michigan. Twenty-nine teams from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas came together to test their skills at building and programming LEGO Mindstorms robots. We partnered with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) and their First Lego League to put on the challenge.

It was a fantastic experience. A lot of groundwork by a dedicated management team set the stage for a very smooth operation. We had about 50 volunteers and a Management team of seven individuals. A representative from FIRST was at our event and she said that it was a great event and so well run that she couldn’t believe it was only the second challenge we have run, much less the first one of this size and scope. Needless to say, I’m still on Cloud Nine! A great time was had by all!
For more information, visit the Adventist Robotics League. Photos of the event can be viewed here.