Welcome Back to the BotCave

Botguy is back in style.

This exciting announcement marks the beginning of a new season for the Dead Robot Society. The BotCave is filled with a delicate mixture of intelligence, hard work, and taquitos once more. The challenge for this year will be to solve an ecological crisis of sorts. We’ll be soaking up oil spills and saving frogs and ducks. In fact, why don’t you feast your eyes on this year’s game board.

2010 game board
2010 game board

Beautiful isn’t it? We’ll learn to love it. Or hate it depending on the trouble it may or may not cause us. The hardware team is currently at work figuring out how to get Botguy and his amphibious companions down from the raised platform. The software team is working equally hard at whatever they do. What that is I can’t tell you, I’m just the blogger.

While we’re on the subject of me, I should mention that I’m new to the team this year. And while we’re on the subject of new, I should mention that we have a few new members along with yours truly, Mia. The Dead Robot Society welcomes Alex to hardware, and Kelly and Mary to software. We’ve only been here a short time, and I know I speak for the group of nOObs (sp?) when I say that we feel smarter already.

But seriously, we’re learning a lot. This team has had great success in the past and we’re all happy to be a part of it. There wasn’t much socializing today, but it seems like we work well together. Everyone is doing their part and doing it well. Especially Mrs. Newcastle. She is constantly replenishing the BotCave with snacks of all variety. Good job Mrs. Newcastle.

Botguy leads his flock
Botguy leads his flock

In between the lava pockets and the abundance of cookies, a lot got done today. I saw hardware making progress on the claw of one of the robots. I’ve been told that the random beeps I’ve been hearing throughout my time here mean that the software team is in the process of programing the robot to move according to what it sees. I completed my first blog and Mr. Gras has found a way to amuse himself with the game pieces. All in all, today was a success.