Picking a Team Name
When choosing a team name, there are three things to keep in mind - Creativity, Spirit and Uniqueness. A successful team name will give you good ideas for spirit wear, not be completely humiliating and will impress the judges.
Choose a creative name. Don’t pick a name like The Dogs or The Cats. Pick something that has reasoning behind it. We picked the Purple Protons, because a proton is something that has positive energy. This name was picked to show our positive outlook on robotics and life in general. Also, a name like “Loose Screws” is something creative based on things used in robotics.
You might want to consider how you will use spirit with your name. For example, it is helpful to choose a color in the name. When you choose a color it opens up huge spirit wear opportunities and gives you a cool sort of trademark. For example, we’re the “Purple Protons”. This helps us center around the color purple. It is something that is easy for other people to remember and it gives a great base for us to center team spirit.
Pick a name that is unique. When you do that the judges will remember you and other teams won’t get confused by you and another team. No name is too wacky. The judges will remember oh those _________________________. I remember that interview I like them. Would you remember The Robots or The Purple Protons more?
Good luck in choosing your name. Have fun and stay positive when you build your team identity.
Stay positive, Robo people!
The Purple Proton Blog Team (Parker/Swaggy P)
Our team has always had a keen touch of spirit. One key to our success with this is having a main color, which for us is purple. Once you've got that then it should be easy to decide how you want to be spirited. If many people on your team are dressed the same it is easy to recognize that your are all together and it may also bump up points for the motivate award. The motivate award is won by team spirit and understanding why it is good to do robotics. Our goal for spirit is to look like a blob of purple when our team is huddled together. One way we do this is by covering as much of our body in purple as we can. This may include wearing purple shoe laces, purple knee high socks, purple shorts, tutus, purple team shirts and undershirt with a purple hat or bandana. Spirit makes robotics a lot more fun for everyone.
Purple Protons Blog Team (Barry)
The Purple Protons want to keep you up to date on our whole robot experience.