Hey guys, I don’t post my own content a lot, but this is really important. Two national robotics teams, Team Gambia and Team Afghanistan, have been denied vizas so they can’t come to what’s basically the robot Olympic Games (First Global)…it’s an awful situation.
We can’t really do much about it, but you guys could really post some encouraging messages to them bc they’re shipping out their robots and they are going to compete anyway, but they’ll be skyped in and that’s super unfair. Their team hashtags are #Teamafghanistan and #Teamghana and I’ll add links to their facebook and twitter pages as soon as i find them
Sooo…. Power up is over for us (also is FRC for me since I’m a high school senior) and here are some of the most important things I learned during these 2 years of being part of the FRC community:
• There are times you’ll win and you’ll feel like you’ve lost.
•There are times you’ll lose and you’ll feel like you’ve won.
•You are allowed to be weak, you are allowed to get frustrated, angry, stressed or even sad, but always be kind. Building season is hard on everyone, and you never know what others might be going through.
•It’s fine not knowing how to do something. You are learning. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
•Sometimes a hug (or 10) can fix the world, and make it all better.
•Your team is like a family, and probably some of the most wonderful humans you’ll meet in high school. Take care of them.
•Have fun. Enjoy every moment during competition and during the season. You will not live it twice, and once it’s over you’ll miss it a lot.
• Do your part. Everyone is trying their best, do it too. You are like a gear in the robot, if something’s missing many things can go wrong.
• Give your absolute best. Work and try hard. Then do it even harder. Leave your heart at it.
•Take care of your self. Your team is important but so are you.
•Share your love for STEM. Inspire people. Friends, family, little kids or anyone, but share a little (or a lot) of what you do!
•Be proud of yourself. Winning or losing, what you are doing is amazing and very impressive. You will learn way much more than just robotics, but you need to be willing to do it.