An awesome poem written by one of our great mentors, Mr. Ron Hahn. I hope you all enjoy…………
'Twas the night before Kick-off, we’ll call it Kick-off Eve,
No team knew what challenge tomorrow conceived.
The guesses were many but none were for sure,
The enthusiasm was high and the excitement was pure.
The students were restless as they went to bed,
While visions of robots raced through their heads.
Flowers knew the challenge along with Kamen,
Tomorrow the rest of us would find out, AMEN.
The long awaited answer to what we would do,
For the next six weeks would soon come true.
Our mentors and team has been working for weeks,
Teaching our pneumatics group not to get leaks.
Showing our mechanics how holes get tapped,
Instructing our controls team on not getting zapped.
Our programmers were contemplating autonomous control,
While our drivers thought about their manual roll.
Our challenge I’m sure which will be first rate,
And in just six weeks it’ll get stuck in a crate.
Off to our first regional for 2008,
To a competition that will be just great.
There’s work ahead building our robot and crate,
As we work with the manual and “daily” update.
Weighing our robot and counting each pound,
If it’s too heavy, more holes will be found.
We brainstorm, plan and build what a feat,
While having fun 'til our robots complete.
There are awards available, very many we knew,
We all hoped we would end up with one, maybe two.
The awards presented by FIRST, our mentor he read,
As thoughts for winning them began to be said.
There’s Chairman’ s and Quality and Safety and Visualization,
There’s Inventor and Spirit and Website and Innovation.
Tomorrow won’t come soon enough for Team 2062,
We’re always looking for better things to do.
A short time from now received by satellite dish,
Will come the answer to each teams wish.
As we get prepared for another busy build season,
We say to all teams for all the right reasons.
As it says on the back of our mentors black truck,
“Gracious Professionalism to all and to all Good Luck “