Today we were able to get the hatch drop put together and working great, a few finishing touches need to be made but overall it works.  The lead programmer was working on teaching others how to use the new system for this year.  We mounted the two stages of the elevator onto our practice bot and attached the cables to it as well.  The marketing team worked on backpacks that we will be used as costumes for this year’s event.  The backpacks are going to end up being the drive teams “life support system”, there are also going to be space helmets for them to wear.  We were also able to start bagging buttons, our goal is to have 4,000 by March, so far we have about 900!