Photos Robot Bagged and Tagged Exploding Bacon Team 1902 Students discussing options for our 2012 robot Our student programmers working with one of our college mentors Putting together the testbot Kris and Mike doing the math Mike and John Michael calculating angles Sarah, Tyler, and Zach in the middle of brainstorming. Skyler and Zach, looking to see what to do next. Getting ready for trading pins. Nathaniel and Phillip working on the field. Working on code and field elements. Nicholas hard at work. Kris and Mike double checking their work. Skyler teaching programmers how to program this years robot. Noah & Alex hard at work. Our demo bot getting fixed. Hannah working on our field elements. Sarah posing for the camera. Alex & Phillip working on the fender. Hannah polishing a metal frame. Paul, Phillip, Nathaniel, and Alex working on the bridge. Some of Exploding Bacon taking a lunch break, and enjoying the Florida Sun. Chandra and John Michael hard at work. Chandra and John Michael using the drill press to customize robot parts. Just look at all of those pins. Parents and Mentors working in the NEMO room. James, Katie, Sarah, Zach, and Stephen brainstorming. One of the many dinners provided by parents and sponsors during build season. Kris and John Michael working on a super shifter for season. Kris and John Michael working together. Ryan, Kris, and John Micheal working in the mechanical room. Ryan and Andrew riveting the 2012 robot. Ryan, Michael, and Andrew riveting part of the drive-train. Katie hard at work typing our 2012 Woodie Flowers Award Nomination. Driver’s Rules Testing and Mentors discussing NEMO. Ryan and Mike working on the drive-train frame. Late night fun in the Mechanical Room. “Iron John” James and Tyler going over the Drivers test. One of our students teaching a new mentor how to rivet our robot. Everyone gets to help rivet the robot. Even the Mentors and parents get to put a few rivets on. Mike working on the drive-train. Katie working on the drive-train. A group of students and mentors working on the 2012 robot. Brian and Nicholas working on the shooter. Ryan and Tyler working on the drive-train. Andrew waiting to see what needs to be done next. Mentors looking for a late night snack. Kris and John Michael proofreading one of our submissions. Mechanical room at our 2012 build space. Ryan, Andrew, and Phillip working on the robot. Phillip bolting the robot drive-train. Katie, Sarah, and Zach having fun while working on award submissions. You can never have to many pins. Let’s see how many balls we can fit. Kris using the mill to make parts for the 2012 robot. Even our robot knows our cheer. Yes, this robot belongs to Exploding Bacon. College Mentors checking the students work. Having a little to much fun during late nights at the build space. Working on a display board for the 2012 e-week at Lockheed Martin. Working hard trying to finish in time. Nick giving the safety test to a few students. Brandon getting ready to work on the robot. Working together to finish the bot. Adding chain to the drive-train. Having fun with the robot. Robot has many different emotions. Only a few days left before bad & tag. Had to add a hog nose. Late night fun with the robot. Just a little sad….the robot knows that bag and tag is soon. A late night snack to keep the team up longer and happy. Students learning how to wire the driver’s station. Mechanical Room John Michael working on robot parts. A team of student and mentors working hard. Mentors, Parents, and Students working together to get the bot finished. Kris teaching Chandra how to work with chain. Getting parts made to finish the robot. Kris working on the robot. Making templates Break time from pin making. Working on Display boards and fair booth items. Robot faces with safety glasses….Safety First. Brian and Phillip soldering. Soldering motors Brendan, Katie and Kris working to get the chain just right. John Michael, Evan, Zach, and Stephen having fun in the mechanical room. Student hard at work getting the Chairman’s video and skit ready. One of the last nights before bag & tag. Students showing Mr. Kennedy the bridge-lowering mechanism prototype.