More Teams Needed for MN State Fair!

Team Leaders, we are still looking for additional teams to participate in the Minnesota State Fair on specific dates.  To fill out the complement of 3 teams per day, we need one team each for Aug 30th and 31st, 2 teams each for Sept 1st and 2nd, and 3 teams for Sept 5th.  These slots can be filled with teams that are already going to the Fair and would like an additional day OR new teams that haven’t signed up yet.
 
Robot load-in is at the Education Building the week before the fair (Aug 15th or 16th) and pick up after the fair is over (Sept 7th or 8th).  Each robot participates in judging and is eligible for ribbons in various categories. We also ask that teams create a poster describing their robot and team.  Demonstrations occur at 3 times during the day and give the teams a chance to show off what their robots can do.  Again this year, we will have teams bring robots from different games to show the diversity of design - your exhibition robot does not need to be the 2016 robot!.  In my conversations with potential sponsors, this is most often how they have heard about or seen the FIRST Robotics program.  If your team would like to participate, please contact Sharon Manninen, smanninen@live.com ASAP.  If we don’t get enough teams, we will be asking individual teams to participate on multiple days.
 
Mark Lawrence
Chairman, MN FIRST Regional Planning Committee