pic: MARS in Jupiter Parade

As our first year entering the our city parade, I think we did a pretty good job. We were towards the back of the parade (there were close to 70 floats) and still pulled off a 2nd place finish in the originality category.

The idea behind the float was lovingly dubbed “Frosty’s revenge”, using white-painted poof balls as snowballs and dressing up our 2006 robot as Frosty the snowman.

The small robot on the left was cobbled together from spare parts and a Fisher-Price car. We mounted our mascot to the unsteady top of the robot, wobbling crazily whenever we switched directions (made it a crowd favorite). We had 46 different versions of the classic frosty song jamming out of a speaker set up front, as to not drive everyone crazy, and everything worked out very well.

Build & marching photos on our team site: http://marsbot.org/index.php?q=gallery&g2_itemId=11743

Very creative! In fact, one of the best alternate uses of a FIRST robot I have seen. Kudos, guys!

Now, where are the Heat Miser and Grinch robots? :smiley:

Thanks :D. Here’s our Grinch (we mounted our mascot on a programming test bot the day before):
We hope he won’t steal christmas, but his building costs stole our award winnings :rolleyes: .

Wow you guys, that is a really creative idea.

I love the combination of shorts and tee-shirts with the snowman:rolleyes:

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…:stuck_out_tongue:

Wow that is really cool!

that is really cool… and it seems like a good way for the community to know who you are. congrats on second place! i love the painted snow ball idea! :slight_smile: