Kickoff was lovely, starring the celebrities of FIRST, Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers. We left the building with two large storage totes, a recycling bin, a new battery, and several other odds and ends.
We are currently 6 hours in, and no one is showing fatigue yet. The chassis is near built, the code is coming along, and the two competing build teams are rushing to cobble together prototypes for our manipulation and scoring systems. Blueprints are scrawled across every available writing surface, and everywhere you can see groups of people huddled together, having hushed discussions and drinking soda.
So, in other words, a successful build session.
More updates at 10pm, until then, happy building!