16th blog post

Finally we are done!!! Last Tuesday, we had our final pitching. We divided the pitch and each of us had our own parts. After that, we had our demo last Thursday. We were late. Our prof was busy. Our schedule was 8am but we arrived there at 10am. We were late because we had to do a final testing to make sure the prototyoe was working. Using one arduino as suggested was not possible so we are using two. Our prototype may not be perfect, it may not be the best, but it is satisfying to know that our prototype is working. Our valve is small and when open, it needs pressure to really make the water flow. It was a good thing our prof went out of the school. When he came back we called him over to the parking lot and showed our prototype. We were relieved to know that it was accepted. He told us that in the afternoon he will announce the top 10 so just in case we were included there will be an orientation for the upcoming contest in pitching. Because we were not expecting to be in the top 10, we decided to go home. It was so unexpected that we would be included in the top 10 and we are thankful for that. However, none of our members were able to join the orientation. 

Last saturday, the competition was held and it made me super nervous because I am so not used to speaking in front of a lot of people. Good thing we had a very brave member to represent our group and pit hour product. I am very very grateful of having my team. When it was time to present our team was called. And the MC, one of our instructors made a mistake upon calling our team name. Which made us laugh. It helped me calm my heart a little bit. And on the question and answer portion, we tried our best to answer in english which made it difficult for us to explain. The judges were impressed with the idea but they said we needed more research. 

After all teams have presented, and the awarding of certificates to the judges  was done, it was time to announce the top 3. Me and my team kept saying “dili nata magdahom oi. Haha. Basta ang importante humana ta ug basta pasar ta payts na”. The MC was ready to announce the 1st runner up. He gave a hint which was “it has something to do with water” then the heads of the students were facing us. And we were totally surprised when our team name was called. 

We are really thankful for this experience, we learned a lot and we also had fun. Thank you sir for everything!

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