When I do something, I do it wholeheartedly. There is no such thing as ‘half-half’. I’d rather not do something, than do it with no passion at all. Don’t know if this is a good thing, or a bad thing, but I am crossing my fingers it is a good thing. So, I am I have been asked to take charge of the Robotics team for the third term, and I feel that I need to make new changes. Just to keep things ‘fresh’ and ‘up-to-date‘
So, I’ve been contemplating over the months to replace the Robotics Teams logo with a new one. The old logo was fine, but, it was too simple. I did it in a rush and I did it without much idea. Don’t believe me, check it out below.
You see how I just simply used and rearranged the fonts into a logo? It looks way to simple, and the website itself does not exist anymore. Financial constraints caused me to pull the plug on the site, and I have since made a sub-domain under my own domain to host the website. It’s cheaper, and easier for me to maintain. But, updating it will take time because I’m busy with work, work, work…. and yeah.. my very own blog.
I pushed the president of my Robotics team (Firdaus) to come up with a proposal to fund a logo designing competition, but time constrain and other problems I guess cropped up.. and it never materialized. And so, I took the initiative to come up with my own replacement logo for the team. Designing the logo didn’t take much time as I used up my ‘shit-in‘ time to complete the whole thing.
I asked the Firdaus and the assistant president of the team (Joseph) for their feedback. I know, you guys are wondering why am I asking opinions around when I could easily use my ‘veto power‘ to use the logo as the official Robotics Team logo, but I prefer not to exercise it, and prefer a collective decision, hence my decision to ask their feedback. Anyway, they gave their comments by saying it looked ‘too conventional‘, ‘to rigid‘, ‘too old‘ and stuff like that. I was kind of annoyed, but yeah.. when I looked at the logo again, it does kind of look like the Chinese society logo (from far lah)… and they were right. The logo does look ‘out of date‘. At some point, I felt it look like the ring of flowers they normally put on a coffin (don’t know what they call that). So, the search of the new logo continues.
I eventually asked my so called ‘Photoshop expert‘, Syuxx and also Azra (whom is also part of the team) to help out in designing the logo. My designing skills are way too ‘out of date‘ and I think young, creative minds like theirs could do wonders.
My rules for the logo are simple.. design a Robotics logo which comprises of Black, Red and White. It must be original, and it must be simple, plus it would reflect robotics, or in other words.. it must make those looking at it thing “This team has something to do with technology and robotics.”. Apart from that, the word “MJROBOTICS” must be included, and other things like the slogan ‘educating through robotics‘ and “est. 2007” are optional. The meaning behind every symbol used is not important because I think I could come up with something that fits when I see the logo.
I do encourage those whom has designing skills to join in this ‘logo design competition‘, but I would need it by Tuesday. The prizes? Ahhhahaha, this is the sad part.. I can only promise that you will be acknowledged for your work, and that is all. There are no promises of any other prizes because this is a low budget, or no budget competition.
Those interested can email me at cdason[at]gmail[dot]com with your logo design. The size/layout of the logo should be 1024 x 1024 px because we do intend to use for printing out 2009 official Robotics t-shirt. I will be happy also to answer any questions.
no one will agree to design the logo for free. plus,there’s load f student there who dislike the team. like always la, the team always having a lack of acknowledgement by the school people. they’re sometimes don’t even noticed by other students. lerr. sian. adoh2. *terkenang zaman dahulu kala. 🙂
Well, the competition is open for those reading my blog, and its not for students actually. It’s an unofficial competition.. that’s why there is no prize. Anyway, I do not agree with your statement saying people dislike the team, but I do agree there is lack of support from those above. As far as I know this year, MJROBOTICS is gaining momentum and in fact we have received official letter from parents requesting to join into the team 😀
I have observed that there are sometimes internal & external bickering, and a sense of envy among students (you know la.. the usual f1 and Robotics thingy)… but overall, I have to say that there is a good atmosphere, most notably this year 😀
Tqahh,jgn padah mcm ya… just that robotics always di kenakan ngan F1…kekeke *smiling*
I’ll design that logo when i’m free… kekekeke tapi no ones are allow to comment… 😀
And the rivalry between F1 and MJROBOTICS continues.. hahaha.. anyway, I have received a few designs…so, I guess the best one will be chosen soon.. hehe
wishing you all the best in leading the team! =)
Wow! I didn’t know your school has a robotic team? What do they do? Are they going for a robotic competition anywhere soon?
The logo…hmmm…unlike you. I am not a perfectionist. Most of the times , I do my stuff alang-alang. Take for example, if i cut the grass at my house compound, I will cut it by days. Day 1, I will only cut the grass at the front yard, day 2, I will only cut the grass at the backyard and day 3, I will only cut the grass on the left and right side of my house. Really bad right? Hahahaha
I wish i can help you with the logo design, but i can’t because i don’t have the will to do so and not creative at all when it comes to designing a logo. Guess what, since it is robotic, why not draw a Gundam face on the logo. Hahahah…I love Gundam…hhmmm
Hehhe.. well, Not really into Gundam, but the competition will be in Civic Center next month. I will give up details soon (when I get them). My team will be competing in SMK Asajaya coz my school is defined as under Padawan. As for what the robots do.. emm.. it depends on the theme.. This year is “Artist RObot”.. so get ready for dancing and drawing robots.. hehee
I’ve been following your blog for a while.. I was very impressed with the school for having a Robotics team and I really do wonder what do they do. Maybe you can eplain abit? I have a friend who is running Robotics workshop based on the PIC and also MicroChip processors in Kuching. He would be very happy to see schools have such initiative in Robotics.
It’s great to get students involve in these stuff. I’m an automation engineer myself and when I was in school, i haven’t had much chance to play with these stuff or to learn until my college and university years. I think it’s an awesome idea to expose them into these things and develope and let them learn at lease some of the programming basics and the logics behind.
Well, what do they do? Basically, they are given a theme yearly, and they have to create a robot based on the theme. They can build the robot using 50% of lego material, and another 50% can be outside material. SO, basically, we do try to run down the theme, and make something new or change current projects into something better. Anyway, although the Robotics team does seem to play with LEGO alot, but they have to learn a little of programming, and how to solve problems. Normally, I do tend to be very selective on who can join in the team because they will be under a lot of stress when they are doing their projects. I also always drill them on their presentation, and how functional and also structurally correct their robots are. For more information, you can visit the Sasbadi Robotics Website, or go to my Robotics Team website(still needs a lot of updating though).
Anyway, Robotics rocks!!
ko biar benar willie. besar juak rumah ya.. ada besar padang bola sik?
Sumuk . kekek baru kawu tauk. Rumah aku nang besar. sikda detach.
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