Ever wonder what Engineers do to keep their minds sharp? Well, for the past few weeks at Bottle Rocket, all the math and code masters gathered together into teams and tried their hands at a building race. The design in mind? Why R2-D2 of course!
Among several challenges faced, it seemed that half of the time spent was on block acquisition. Several groups came up with strategies to combat the clock. Some found that sorting blocks by color saved time, others find that sorting block by shape and type was desired. Of course, R2-D2 is not an easy build and with nearly every piece being either white, gray or blue, organization was a necessary hurdle.
No matter which team comes out on top, the bonds built are most important. However, since it was a competition, several awards were given out on a wide variety of bases.
Fastest Build time, taking only 11 hours and 53 minutes, goes to the Pointy Haired Bosses!
The Slowpoke Award goes to X iOS + 1 Android for having completed the build in nearly 24 hours.
Mr. Rogers (Play Fair): Dalton Claybrook
Extreme Time Keeper: John Ip
Whip Cracker: David Palmer
Last but not least, AWE Food Crew was given an honorable mention, almost. They were given the title Epic Fail due to not having dis-assembled R2-D2 after completing the build.