Thanks to your donations and those of the companies you asked, we’ve raised enough money to keep the school workshop open through the first competition date. The kids have been hard at work building a second robot, coming up with ingenious new designs for the game and, as the picture shows, borrowing ideas from Team 555’s collection of retired robots. Your generosity is much appreciated. We’d also like to thank two of our corporate sponsors — parking technology company Schweers and Bloomfield BMW dealer DCH — for their very valuable contributions. There’s still lots to do before the first competition date on April 2, but we’re much further along than we would have been without your help.