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Day four - Media, Robot game and more Media

Wow! What a day. It was an early start today as we had a date with the Weather Channel. It was a live cross and went out to millions of Americans including every airport in the US. Rick interviewed four teams and New Zealand was the only team from outside the US. Tonii did a great job. The footage is here: http://t.co/ENfN7bANtu

Next up was the robot game. What an atmosphere! Amazing. There was so much noise and music and yelling. The robot performed great. The robot didn’t achieve our perfect score but was still very reliable. We placed an awesome 13th out of 80 teams.

There wasn’t much time for celebrating as we were back to the pits to be interviewed by https://www.youtube.com/user/LEGOClubTV.

There was barely time to dismantle our pit and we were off to the Ball game. The Baseball was held at Busch Stadium which is home to the St Louis Cardinals. All the FIRST robotics teams got to complete a parade around the field. The New Zealand flag was flying high! Luckily the Cardinals won. Go Cards!

 

Today is another busy day. We have the First Lego League closing ceremony at 10 am. We are going to have a look at the big robots. FRC has huge budgets and huge teams. They have 40 to 50 team members and 5 figure budgets!

FIRST closing ceremony is at 6 pm. Thanks to everyone in New Zealand for your support.