Error 404 went, together with the FLL Thunderbolts, to present to one of our sponsors, HCL or Humphrey. We started out introducing them to the Relic Recovery challenge and all the field elements. Then we went through every aspect of our robot: the programming and electronics, the CAD and building instructions, the drive train and mechanisms, the modular system, our notebook in general, and outreach. We demonstrated the robot for them and thanked them for their sponsorship. Coach Belbas talked some about ASSiST and the connections between Error 404 and Thunderbolts. Then Thunderbolts gave their presentation and we took questions.

Error 404 went, together with the FLL Thunderbolts, to present to one of our sponsors, Took Ltd. We started out introducing them to the Relic Recovery challenge and all the field elements. Then we went through every aspect of our robot: the programming and electronics, the CAD and building instructions, the drive train and mechanisms, the modular system, our notebook in general, and outreach. Coach Belbas then talked some about ASSiST and the connections between Error 404 and Thunderbolts. Then Thunderbolts gave their presentation. After the presentations, we moved over to a more open room and ran the robot around, demonstrating the different mechanisms, while taking questions.

Error 404 together with Team Name Wanted and the FLL Thunderbolts went and set up shop in the lobby at one of our biggest sponsors, Jacobs Engineering. We brought a full field mat and a half set of field elements and both us and TNW drove our robots around. Thunderbolts brought their table and ran their robot. We also brought TestBot for other people to drive around. We had our engineering notebooks for the employees to look at and we talked about FIRST and what we do as an FTC robotics team. The Jacobs people had a lot of questions and we had a lot of fun talking about the robot and CAD and whatever else.

    We had the privilege of being able to join fellow ASSiST team, the FLL Thunderbolts, in their visit to present at and tour Houston Mechatronics. Houston Mechatronics is a robotics and engineering company here in Houston that focuses on solving problems for other companies in new and innovative ways (usually with an awesome robot!).

    Thunderbolts did the heavy lifting on the presentation (they were the ones invited) and talked about FIRST, FLL, and their own unique project challenges and robots designs. We then gave a brief outline of FTC and how it differs from FLL and what some of the unique challenges and opportunities of FTC are. We also talked about the many different areas in FTC and how the team worked.

    After the presentation, Mr. Ondler (President and CEO of Hou. Mech.) gave us a tour of their workspace and high-bay and showed us several of the projects that they are currently working on. We had a ton of fun seeing Mechatronics' workspace and all the neat projects going on there.

    With our CAD skill freshly honed, we headed over to the Thunderbolts' place and taught them the foundations of CAD. All of the cornerstones that are required to begin creating in 3D like sketches and dimensions, extrusion and cuts, assemblies and uploading a part to be printed. Coach had the TV and white board while Andrew and Ben made sure everyone was up to speed and helped out when anyone had problems. We had a lot of fun and the Thunderbolts are excited to begin branching out on their own!

    After learning to construct custom parts, the Thunderbolts learned assemblies...and then were told to make something crazy....voila