Robot Reveal Night

Team Photo 2015

This Robot Reveal Night was a blast for the Janksters, who were able to show their hard work to family, friends, teachers, and sponsors.

The night started out with a presentation, in which each committee discussed their goals and highlights of build season, and we highlighted our 10-year anniversary through talking about previous competitions. We also went over our process of brainstorming, designing, and building, which allows us to build our robots with a strategy and well-thought out prototype.

Then, it was finally time for the big reveal! The robot was driven past the audience before one of the Janksters explained the lifting of the tote box, earning plenty of “Ooh”s and “Ah”s.

The audience was then allowed to roam freely to take a snack, observe the stands of different committees set up in the back, or even closely take a look at the robot and ask questions to some of the Janksters.

Overall, it was a very successful night, and the Janksters are excited to return to work and complete as much as possible before Stop Build!

Robot reveal night is the day the team is able to show off what we worked on during the 6 weeks of build season. Because I am the Electronics Committee Lead, I explained to the audience what my committee members did during the 6 weeks. It was the first time I talked in front of a huge audience and it was very nerve wracking. This opportunity helped me get over my fear of public speaking.

The most memorable moment that night was seeing the robot stack totes for the first time. Because I worked away from the robot the last couple of days, I had not seen the new mechanisms that had been added onto the robot. I was surprised at how well our robot could stack the totes and made me very excited for the regional!

– Rikako Shimizu

Class of 2017