Streetfest – August 3, 2012

We attended the Eustis Streetfest and it was a great success. Many people stopped by to see what we do. We hope some of them will show up to future meetings and join the team.

We had a TV showing clips of our robotics competitions from earlier this year. We also had Napoleon (our competition robot) and Volty (you all know who Volty is) out running around on the street greeting guests.

Streetfest - August 3, 2012

Even the dogs liked Volty. At fist, Volty was a little scared of the dogs, but after a while, he was chasing them down so he could pat them.

Streetfest - August 3, 2012


Volty Lives

Our wonderful mascot has been sitting in a corner for about a year or so. He has had some mechanical problems (or maybe electrical, or both). We have finally had some downtime to work on him.

Volty without his head

We are proud to announce that Volty lives again. We have fixed all his problems (ok, so maybe not his attitude) and he is in working order.

Volty after he was fixed

We are sure that Volty is very excited since that means that he will be able to join us on our outings into the community.


First Week

12 Volt Bolt has had an awesome first week of build season! Thanks to the hard work of the mechanical and engineering teams, our robot is running! The PR/Business team changed our website over to WordPress (as you can see). It is much more convenient when it comes to staying connected. Along with the modified website, we linked our existing Twitter and Facebook accounts, and created a Foursquare and Tumblr. Along with our hard work, the team has been having a lot of fun. Photographer, Freddie Lopez, documented our progress yesterday for a spread in Lake and Sumter Style Magazine. Our wonderful parents brought in some delicious lunches to keep us fueled. The team has written and performed several raps (one even features Head Mentor, Dave Owen!) which can be viewed on our YouTube channel.