Are you like me and you grew up thinking that by 2012 we would all surely have our own jetpacks? I think someone even wrote a book about that very question. Well, I am feeling better about our chances of having jetpacks in this lifetime after watching our robotics team prepare for the FIRST! competition in two weeks. These advanced computer programmers, engineers, and artists are designing and building an awesome 'bot which will soon be able to move around a basketball court, pick up foam basketballs, go over obstacles, shoot at different size hoops, and play defense (try finding an NBA or WNBA player who can do that!). I have enjoyed watching Mr. Cox and his students working on this project in the new robotics lab, or 'bot cave as they call it--the level of teamwork has been impressive. Good luck in Manchester!