Today, Saturday, October 20, our team is back inside the hangar where we are stationed in our corner, answering more questions about our device. We seem to getting more media attention than previous days, and more people are rooting for us in the competition. Being the only high school team here has made us the underdog, but others want to see us win.
At our station, as of yesterday, we have a table set up showing some of our materials that we are using or used in competition. We have on display the rolling solar panels we used last year as team Lite Won. Also, a ribbon is attached to the ceiling in front of us with the device from last year on it. We do not want to expose our new device for fear of people touching and poking. However, since our device is similar to last years’, onlookers can get an idea of what our new device.
Also, today members of our team rented three spotlights to use for a light source. Due to the unfortunate weather, our team will most likely not be able to use to the sun to its full potential. Because of this, the spotlights will help us greatly. We should be renting one more spotlight, resulting in four all together. Our plan is to point two of the spotlights underneath the solar panels on our device, and have two more pointing at the 45 degree mirrors. We do not want to point all four at the solar panels for fear of burning them.
That’s all for now… We will update you as the day progresses.