Monday, June 29, 2009

A great effort (quick update)

Well, I'm a little late with the news, but for those of you following that don't know. We took 9th in the nation with the PakYak.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Awards ceremony

Hey, for all those who are interested In watching the awards ceremony for SkillsUSA in the chance that our team and the pakyak might place , the link is here: and it will be broadcast at 5:00 CST. Thank you and wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kansas City

Today was the first day that we had any sort of competition related meetings. We set up the booth and got to see the other competitions. From the looks of it, it will all come down to the presentation, but I think we have a really good shot at this.
Tomorrow theres a competition for engineering technology that will not count for or against our projects (they're still trying to get this relatively new competition group ironed out) and from the sound of it it will be a problem solving completion. We will have to solve a problem with the tools provided and otherwise show our stuff. I think that will go well. I want to go through our presentation again though, just to get it down.
I'll keep you updated, competition is on Thursday.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Great news

I have finished (mostly) the newest of the five frames yesterday (makes two completed) and I gave it a try on the latest skin the Shelly at Aker Shorter made and it works! The skin and frames are a close enough fit to be interchangeable, this will make Shelly happy.
Anyway, I just thought I'd give the momentous news there before making my way off to Kansas city today. Wish me luck, and some aid wrapping up some things I still have to do.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Less than a Week

There is less than a week to go till Kansas city and I still have to get a few more things done, most of it minor though, namely:
Shelly over at Aker Shorter is still working on the newest skin and I still have to put a little more structure into our presentation, not to mention we have to rehearse it.
Later this week I'll post some pictures here of this last week, which was the first week of my summer vacation. I spent last week working on the other 4 frames and got really far on one of them, it might even go to Kansas with us as part of the display. As far as that frame goes its only the center brace and the gunwales that need to be completed.

Also I plan on posting pictures in the gallery of the SkillsUSA national competition, there will be over 17,000 competitors there in various competitions, that should make some things interesting to say the least. (e.g. finding a place to eat) I'm going to focus one what all I think is neat there, other groups displays and such.
I'll talk to you later next week, stay tuned for competition updates as we get closer to game time.