Re: Team 254 - 2014 Build Blog + Tech Binder
Until the end of build I don't think we had a single true break day. We had 3 Mondays that were "breaks" where the majority of the students and some mentors didn't come, but we still had some mentors and students there for all of them.
We took a few true break days post ship and worked reduced numbers of hours relative to during build, but still quite a lot.
This season was infinitely better than last year. 2013 was a nightmare. It took so much work to integrate all our subsystems and to complete the hanger. We also had fewer mentors, which took a toll on us. There was a 4 day stretch during the last full week of build where I was at the lab from 4 PM until no earlier than 4 AM, with one night until around 6:30 in the morning and another where we didn't go home. This year we didn't have a single night that was as bad as any of those.