Turning the Robot Room into a Hurricane Shelter

  1. 9 months ago


    10 Sep 2017 Tampa, FL 6430 - Mentor
    Edited 9 months ago by TriDragon

    So, what do Vex teams do to wait out a hurricane? Turn their robot room into a shelter with water, grills, generator, etc... And since plywood is a scarce commodity, you take your field apart and use that to board up the house :)

    And I gotta admit, the air cleaner we bought for those noxious stars from starstruck is doing wonders for 5 people and 3 dogs in a tight space ;)

    Stay safe everyone.

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  2. sankeydd

    10 Sep 2017 Event Partner

    Looks like a plan! You are in our thoughts in Gainesville.

  3. be safe

  4. I really like this. To everyone who's been/being affected by these hurricanes: you're in our prayers

  5. Shadowfox99

    10 Sep 2017 Monroe 4478C

    Smart Idea. Good Luck and Stay Safe!

  6. B-Kinney

    10 Sep 2017 Hollywood, FL 77321J - Mentor (Former)
    Edited 9 months ago by B-Kinney

    That robot room shelter looks like a great idea, @TriDragon!

    We're praying for you, and for everyone else who will be or has been affected by the hurricane.

    P.S. As for my team, my family and I are staying at a relative's house in Central Florida, and our students are staying with relatives in other states.

  7. claymarks

    10 Sep 2017 Texas 409B (IQ)

    Smart idea! Looks like engineering can help in all cases. I'm thinking good thoughts for you today.
    - Milo from 400M, Galveston

    Sorry you're going through this! Hopefully the storm will weaken and you will just use the extra time to make a Killer robot.

  8. Is that at someones house or is it a school?

  9. TriDragon

    11 Sep 2017 Tampa, FL 6430 - Mentor

    Thanks everyone for the prayers. Praying Naples and Central FL teams are ok, fortunately this hurricane lost some steam.

    @Jmidd13 that is our house where the robotics team meets.

    @claymarks Hey Milo! Great to hear from you, so much fun at the finals with you guys at Worlds. Definitely using the time to build our MS IQ bot.

  10. 815J

    12 Sep 2017 Bellevue, Washington 815J

    Stay safe!

  11. dsivo

    12 Sep 2017 Hopkinton MA 2602H

    Little late but stay safe and have fun with your "Hurricane Party".


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