We’ve been back at Olin for about three weeks now, and the Olin Robotic Sailing Team is really hitting the ground running this year.
Olin club fair happened about a week after we arrived back on campus, so that all of the students would have time to get settled before being barraged by information about all of the clubs and student organizations on campus. We of course brought all of our boats from last year outside to show off, and there was a lot of interest in the team by freshmen and upperclassmen alike.
During the week following club fair, we held a general meeting for all of the new members, so that we could tell them more about the team’s goals for the year and how the team is organized.
The next step in getting the team up to speed was to host this year’s “Sailbot Bootcamp.” In bootcamp we taught all of our new members how to solder properly, helped install LabVIEW on their computers, and taught them some common sailing terminology and theory that they’re likely to hear and use frequently while working on this project.
Now we’re on to regularly scheduled subteam meetings. Check back for more updates about our progress later this week!