Flat Mountain Mechanics Visit the Gateway Arch

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2014 Official Drive Team – Flat Mountain Mechanics 4819

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Fierce competitors!

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But they do actually know how to smile!

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Since Christian was technically considered the “human player,” who handled the ball alongside the field, our true “drive team” was composed of these highly-skilled young women. Rebecca controlled the robot’s direction, movement, and cannon (ball-launcher). Her teammate to the left controlled the robot’s “arms” and ball intake mechanism. Rebecca’s teammate to the right was the team’s drive coach, who led strategy discussions with other drive teams and coordinated game-time maneuvers.

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Rebecca can kick this high on the Gateway Arch🙂 Even though our family was unable to attend martial arts practice this spring because of constant robot meetings, our kids have not forgotten their training!

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4.25.14
Gateway Arch
St. Louis, Missouri
Team 4819
Flat Mountain Mechanics
2014 World Championship
FRC 2014 Aerial Assist

our wall of snow

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Furious winds and scraping snowplows built this wall of snow across the road from our driveway. As you can see, the wall is nearly as tall as Christian!

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We were grateful for the bright sunshine on this chilly day (~2* F with wind chill), but without sunglasses, Christian could barely stand the glare.

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That’s our mailbox to the left. One that was discovered knocked down, broken, and barely salvaged by Terry.

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“How high on the wall can you kick?”

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Rebecca couldn’t resist climbing on the snow wall.

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Christian commented that the plow marks look like road cuts where mountains are excavated.

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2.11.14
wicked winter of 2014
iphone pics