The Numerator 2.0

This blog will follow the design, manufacturing and competition of world's fastest calculator.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Call

Drum roll please.................
I am delighted to announce that "The Good, The Bad and The Nerdy" have been accepted as a collegiate team for the 2006 Red Bull Soap Box Race. We received the call while in the middle of our probability and Statistics class. What are the odds?

Well I would love to give an acceptance speech, but it is time to celebrate.


Friday, September 22, 2006

Do we have what it takes?

Thirty-five teams have been selected and posted on the Red Bull website.

As I ponder this question of "having what it takes" I must take a step back and look at the work that has been put into the numerator. I think whether we get the go ahead from Red Bull or not, The NUMERATOR will be at Forest Park on oct 28th.

How can we show RED BULL that we are worthy of a spot on the hill?

The good, the Bad and the Nerdy has not put all this work into a 175lb rolling paper weight.

I invite the selection committee to contact us to discuss the Numerator.


Friday, September 15, 2006

So we still have a chance. Red Bull notified us that we are being considered for the collegiate series of the Soap Box Race in St. Louis. I am not quite sure what this all means. But I guess it is better than getting an answer of NO.

Work on the numerator goes as planned. We have determined the material to use on to construct the actual calc body. The answer is coroplast. It is basically corrugated plastic. I think we can buy it in gray, thus not needing to paint the body!

The Red Bull Mobile Energy Team will be promoting at the MS 150 race here in Rapid next weekend. They are going to stop by the shop and check out the goods.

So i guess I am ending with some good news this post. YEAH


Still in the Running

Monday, September 11, 2006

Still rubbing the rabbit's foot

Well loyal followers, Today is judgment day. Red Bull said that they would have the 30 lucky teams picked for the race by Sept 11th. That is today!. As of 5:51 Mountain Standard Time, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE NERDY has not heard a word.

I still have faith. I have faith that the Red Bull has not overlooked the creativity and desire that our team holds. I believe we would show ST Louis a good time.

On a lighter note, Monday Night Football starts tonight. YIPPEEE. I am being sarcastic. I am not a football fan and I dont have a favorite TEAM.

I hope the next post will be in better spirits.