Buttons are usually given from a team at a regional to another team or person attending the same regional. People have habits of collecting buttons from year to year or collecting as many buttons as they can at regionals.
Button Making Machine
Below are images and patent number of the button machine used by the team. Make sure to have the plastic covers, the robo lions logo, metal cover, and the back pin.
The 2015 season used the same buttons as the previous year.
The team in 2013 used the same magnets as it did in the previous year.
During the 2012 season, the team designed puzzle-piece-shaped magnets in place of stickers and buttons. The magnets read, "Team 1261: the missing piece to your alliance!" These magnets not only stuck to common, magnetic surfaces such as metal cabinets but also cunningly stuck to and covered the buttons of other teams, much to the excitement and awe of many.
In 2009, to save money the team decided to use cost effective stickers instead of buttons.
The buttons feature the circuit lion with "Peachtree Ridge High School" at the top and "Team 1261 Robo Lions" below the lion.
At the bottom of the sticker is "teamprhsrobotics.com" which is a misprint for the actual team.prhsrobotics.com site. On the sticker, the period is missing between "team" and "prhsrobotics".
The button featured the circuit lion along with the text "1261" down the left side and "Peachtree Ridge Robo Lions" along the top. On the back of the button was the team's website address.
This was the button for 2006.
The design of this button was done by no specific person. The team just kept progressively modifying and tweaking them until the button design looked good.<ref name="newcomb">Matt Newcomb thinks this was so.</ref>
The team also gave away other items such as:
- Light-up lion pins
- Yellow spirit sticks
This was the first year the team had buttons.
The design of this button was done by no specific person. The team just kept progressively modifying and tweaking them until the button design looked good.<ref name="newcomb"/>
In 2004 there was no record of buttons at all.