Haven’t been on here in a while.
I would like to announce that I will no longer be involved with VEX as a competitor in either HS or College. However, the experiences i’ve had with you guys have been ingrained too far into my life for me to leave. From ri3d to my very first competition, i’ve always felt at home here. Because of this, I plan to stay involved with the program for years to come. If anyone ever needs help or mentorship, i’m just a message away.
Do any of you guys remember that poll I made awhile back in starstruck asking about backpack features? For the past year and a half, Jonathan (62 programmer) and I have decided to reinvent the student bag from an engineers perspective. Today, we launched our company on kickstarter. You guys have always been hugely influential in making this possible and as a thank you to this community, we want to make sure that you can get the bag for a severely discounted rate. The first set of people to order receive this early bird discount. provadesign.com/kickstarter
None of this would be possible without the skills we learned during our time competing in VEX. You would be shocked with how similar some of the techniques in robotics and business are. I think this is a huge point that is rarely looked upon, yet its one of the most powerful for kids looking to go into entrepreneurship.
Let me know what you guys think about the backpack.