Our team competed and did well. We ended up ranking 33 out of 40. Being that we had no practice, a lot of things broke down during the competition. The whole team worked really hard and fixed problem after problem.
In our last match we competed against the best team in the competition and our robot was smashed. The pistons, used to raise the robot to the second level, were pushed into the wheels and bent a sharp piece of aluminum frame. This scraped the wheels up and we couldn’t move throughout the rest of the match.
Looking ahead, our drivers now have a lot of driving practice and will be even more ready for the London Tournament. There are a few things that will need fixing up after all this on the actual robot. We will also need some more practice on our second level climb.
Here are some photos of our robot in action.
And here is our team photo with our robot. You may notice Woodie Flowers in the photo. He founded FRC, and he even kissed our robot! 🙂
This was a really great tournament, and everyone was very supportive and helpful when something broke. For now will all get some much needed rest!