Tuesday, March 7, 2023

State Robotics Competition in Las Vegas - Winning!


We went to Foothill Highschool in Henderson, NV for the state competition, all day on Saturday. 


Melvin and Nan and Carson


Teresa and Rogan


matches


preparing for matches


They won!  - after the final match with the Perpetual Motion team



walking down the line to accept an award, The Silver Circuits won the final alliance and 
also won the 'Inspire' award. 



posing with their final winning alliance: the Silver Circuits with Master Craftsman and Gigabyte









celebration dinner at Claim Jumper


 

State Robotics Competition in Las Vegas: Walking around down on the strip

 


We had some free time on the Friday before the competition day, so we went and 
walked around the Paris hotel on the strip. 






We met up with Cara, Gary and Atlas - it was super good to see them. 









We heard good things about this cake - even though it was from a vending machine, 
it was SUPER tasty, moist, yummy cake!

The Silver Circuits - State Robotics Competition in Las Vegas: Battle Bots and Hoover Dam

 


Carson's team went to a Battle Bots show the first night we were in Vegas, so we joined in and checked it out. It was pretty fun, it wasn't an actual competition, it was just for fun. 






The next morning, we drove over the Hoover Dam; it was only about a 30 minute drive. 







We went on a tour that took us below ground and we got to see some of the tubing and machinery inside the dam.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Tucker found a weather balloon

 


Tucker frequently goes on hikes in the hills behind our house and he 
found a weather balloon a few weeks ago




If it is in really good condition, 'they' want it sent back, and it comes with 
a self-addressed mailer