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Stardate 2011.07.09 (Saturday) - Schedule Constraints

posted Aug 17, 2011, 9:21 AM by Anant Narayanan   [ updated Aug 17, 2011, 9:33 AM ]

We have a number of schedule constraints:

·        Minyoung is enrolled in a robotics camp all week (9:30 AM to 4:30 PM) and his dad is away at a conference in Korea this week (but will be around to help the week after).

·        Rohit (and Colin) have their Levine school music camp for one more week until 1 PM.  Rohit also has his final week of swim practice for the MVP Dolphins (they are in contention for the PMSL Division A Championship (like in 2008).  It is also the final season with Coach Mark Lewis, and Rohit doesn’t want to miss a day.

·        Rohit and his dad are leaving for their annual summer trip (work and vacation) to India and Europe on Wednesday, July 27th.  We will be back Stateside only on Sunday, September 4th (Just in time for the FLL Competition).  Practically, this means that we need to complete most of Phase II (except the outreach) by July 26th.

·        Gabriel is summering in Ocean City, Maryland, with his mom and three brothers, and visiting family and friends, while his father is hard at work building his company.  His dad offered to fetch him from Ocean City (a three hour drive from McLean) to work on the competition during the work week.

·        Colin is leaving for a two week beach vacation to North Carolina (to Wrightsville, not Kitty Hawk, of Wright Brothers’ fame) on July 18th, and will thus miss most or all of the Phase II work, except perhaps the outreach.

·        The Moonbots kits are expected to ship this weekend from Denmark, and should be with us by the end of the week (they might arrive earlier, and if they do, we’ll get started with them right away).

·         We are required to submit the CAD robot design by Monday, July 25th.