Friday, June 14, 2019

Day 22: The final day and the big race!

Alas, as the old adage goes: all good things must come to an end. Our Swiss Mechatronic journey has reached its bittersweet end.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Day 14: Our second-to-last day in Bangalore and the big presentations!

Our second to last day in Bangalore was mostly spent as a preparation for the presentations to come later in the evening.

Day 13: A long day working on final presentations and a birthday celebration

As the big presentation about our projects is approaching, we had an early breakfast in one of the great breakfast restaurants in town called the “Hole In The Wall” which has a menu with breakfast dishes that are usually served in the U.S. with a mixture of Indian spices.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Day 21: The penultimate day of our mechantronics course

The penultimate day of our mechatronics course began like all of the others, with a choice of fresh pastries, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, coffee, and more provided by the ever-impressive Mensa staff. Awakened by caffeine and a brain teaser, the teams got to work.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Day 20: Project wrap-up

After a jam packed weekend all over the country, we are on the home stretch of our robot projects and this Swiss adventure.

Day 12: Hiking and enjoying the mountains on our last weekend here

Our last weekend started early. At 6am we left UTC and started a 4 hour bus ride to a coffee plantation in Sakleshpur.

Day 19: Hiking in the Alps, and an Alpine snowball fight!

We spent the morning and afternoon in Zermatt hiking up to Sunnegga today, which is about 7,506 feet. It was a grueling hike, that took about three hours, as we walked through snow and scaled up some steeper paths.