Monday, January 31, 2011
More Robotics and another win!
I was very proud of the boys as our robots electronics had real issues and required extensive on the spot repairs. We'll need to replace or repair some of our electronic components before the next competition in March. The picture shows the end game of one of the finals matches (best two out of three) where our robot (3113) and our alliance partner managed to balance on the swing bridge with just 4 seconds to go in the match. The extra points from balancing swung the match in our favor.
This competition was very rough as the referees allowed a lot of contact. It's a good thing we built are robot to be both slow and heavy (like the coach!) as the ability to either withstand ramming or push robots out of the way was critical to winning. The boys also won a design excellence award which was really cool.
This week we'll be doing a full inspection and developing a repair prioritization list. I may never get my game room back!