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Pearland, TX (December 3, 2019) – Preparations for the Pearland Annual Christmas Parade
One of our team’s major December projects is the Pearland Annual Christmas parade. We’ve participated in this same parade for 2 years already, and we are excited to kick off our third with the “Toyland” theme! Our students love the process of making the float because it is one of the rare times when students from any subsystem or specialty can work together on the same project.
An example of that would be our small but mighty programming team, who helped in creating a program for both our 2018 and 2019 robot to run a loop where the arms could go up and down repeatedly. It added a fun and creative touch to our float that really made us stand out as a robotics team! Our 2018 robot, Scorpearion, we had holding an old game piece made to look like a present. Our 2019 robot, Waste Management, holds another old game piece which resembles a giant ornament, putting it onto our Christmas tree adorned with Pearadox decorations. Aside from the robots, our floats featured huge figures of both a nutcracker and a wind-up pear, the former to fit both the holiday and toy theme, and the latter to provide a cameo of our team mascot, Peary.
On top of utilizing every Monday and Saturday meeting leading up to the parade for preparations, we met at the house of one of our Pearadox alumni, Jared, to add all the components onto the float. It was a great team building experience, and 2 very productive nights! Finishing up all the preparations of our float during daylight on Saturday December 7, the day of the parade, we had finished with an amazing product that featured contributions from everyone on our team.
A small team of Pearadox students get together at an alumni’s house for float decorating!
Pearadox Robotics Team 5414 is a robotics team that competes annually in FRC competitions. Besides competing in robotics, our student members also mentor junior robotics clubs and teams, earn internships and scholarships, and host government representatives and business organizations that tour our facilities. We partner with Pearland Independent School District.
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