Friday, May 2, 2014

The Robot says thanks

Just a brief moment of motherly pride -- my son's robotics team won third place in a huge international competition last week. And, since some folks hear "robotics" and think stupid fighting robots they've seen on TV, no, this is a big deal in the world of engineering. The competition's sponsors include NASA and Northrop Grumman.

The kids were supposed to send postcards from California back to the companies that donated money to the robotics program at their high school, but in the excitement of winning their division, that sort of fell through the cracks. When I found out, after they got home, I said I'd make thank you cards for them to send out. 

In all, I made five cards of three different designs, using the same major elements. I don't have a robot stamp, so I found this robot on a coloring page when I went online to look for an image.  (I added the 1961C on the robot because that's the team's number in robotics competitions -- 1961 is for their school, and they are team C).  The binary spells out Tha -- the start of Thank you -- (and I learned that there is different code for capital and lower-case letters. I was kind of surprised to find out there was such as thing as a capital letter in binary, actually). I'm sure no one could read it, but I actually did the research to make sure it is correct.

The sketch is the current one at Papertake Weekly Challenge.

The card is for these challenges:

Papertake Weekly, sketch #89.
Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge 55, Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #130, Anything Goes


  1. Wow, congratulations to the budding scientists! And kudos to Mom for remembering to instill the correct social graces into the team members. Your cards are sure to be a hit.

  2. This is so cute! Love the little robot! Great design and colors! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!


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