BUILDING KIDS! BUILDING COMMUNITY! BUILDING A LEGACy!
A PARTNERSHIP WITH WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND JR AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Indiana District - Tippecanoe Event
West Lafayette, IN
March 3 - March 5, 2017
Down in Indiana, we had a great time. We met a whole new group of teams while we learned the game. The students were able to get to try many different auton codes and was able to get in the swing of scouting. The new kids on the team learned how the pits works as of work flow, the chaotic environment, and how to talk to judges.
Our final match ended up being the highest in the whole competition with 346 points.
We ranked 19 place out of 38 teams and we made to the quarter finals.
We were proud of the team winning the Innovation of Controls Award.
Team Photo with Innovation of Controls Award
Watching the team while calibrating the robot on the field
Calibrating the robot before the matches.
Sonya and Taylor talking to the stands
Nate working on the bot
The team checking out the Hopper
Sonja as a pilot of the airship during some of our matches
Walking out on the field
Drivers at the driving station before a match
Sonya putting a gear in place on the airship
Our bot hanging at the end of a match
Our bot putting a gear on the peg on the airship.
Ashley, one of our human players, sending a gear to the robot
Our other pilot, Cat, adding a gear to the airship
The team fist bumping before a match! Go Wobot!
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Arkansas Rock City Regional
Little Rock, AR
March 8 - March 11, 2017
We had a blast at Little Rock. We felt confidence with how the game is played. Our team worked really well together. Our team made several friends with other teams. We helped 2 Rookie teams through out the competition with work on the robot and words of wisdom / confidence. We stayed after to help them with their coding so there robot could move and to make their shooter work. The team went to a pizza party with many other teams and had fun playing games / socializing. The programmers wrote more auton codes that were a big surprise to the rest of our team.
We ranked # 10 out of 51 teams.
We made it to semi finals and lost by five points in our last match.
We were glad to have won the Imagery Award.
Team photo with Imagery Award
Our team of scouter's waiting between matches.
The team on the practice field
Calibrating the bot before matches
Making friends with other teams
Taylor working on changing the bumpers for our next match
Two of our programmers working on a new code
The team removing the bot at the end of a match.
Drive team meeting
Pizza Party with other teams
Pizza Party with other teams
Celebratory high five after a good match.
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First in Michigan - West Michigan Event
March 23 - March 25, 2017
We had a great time at Grand Valley State University. The students saw the campus and competed with neighboring teams from the West Michigan area. A huge bonus was having our friends and family join us to cheer the team on. The team was on fire with 8 wins and 4 losses. The drive team had their heads in gear and came up with some great strategies. In qualifying match 81, we ended up with the highest score of 441 points (matches 1 - 82).
In the end, we were 9th out of 41 teams. We were asked to join the 6th alliance team which was made up of Wired Cats #5675 and East Grand Rapids Robotics #5980. With the pattern of win, lose, and then winning the tie breaker, the climb through the finals was tense - edge of your seat kind of game. In the end we were victorious and won 1st place. After going through the judges, the second place teams created a path of high fives which lead to a tunnel created by second and first place winners. Cheers and high fives were given until the last person went through. It was a great memory for everyone.
Along with winning the first place title of District Event Winner, we also won the Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
To top off a spectacular day, Taylor became a Michigan Deans list finalist, moving to compete for the title at a state level.
Team photo after winning First Place.
Taylor won the Deans list finalist for the state of Michigan
Our robot displaying our Steampunked Wobot while hanging on the airship!
Our robot getting in position to shoot, with our team photographer Livia ready to capture it.
Our Sentinel Board in the bot
The team talking to visitors with an Engineering Scavenger Hunt for a homework assignment.
Cayla setting up driver station
Hopper dumping balls into the Wobot
Team family supporting the team. Go Wobot!
Taylor and Hannah talking to spectators
Maddison scouting the other team
Our robot shooting fuel into the high goal of the furnace.
Nate and our alliance captain picking the third alliance partner.
The drive team standing on the field ready to shake hands before the final match.
Taylor, Hannah, and Katie waving "Hi" up to the stands while we cheered!
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First in Michigan District - East Kentwood Event
March 30 - April 1, 2017
We had a great time at East Kentwood. It was our first time competing at the school and was glad to have it close to home. With it being so close, we could have our friends and family join us to help cheer for our team. Like all of our three other competitions we did very well and placed 11th out of 40 teams. We were asked to join the 5th alliance and made it into the semi - finals. Sadly we lost, but we put up a good fight.
At the end of the day, we were ecstatic to have won the Engineering Inspiration Award.
Team photo after we won the Engineering Inspiration Award. (also know as E.I.)
Our mascot spreading the cheer and making new friends!
The students it scouting before matches start.
The announcer flying our flag before our match! Go Wobot!
Nick (one of our human players) giving the "good to go" sign to the drvie team!
Hugs for everyone!
Our robot running around picking up fuel.
Our robot starting to climb up to the top!
Our air pilot receiving a gear from our robot
A collage of pictures. We had a great time at East Kentwood and look forward to playing there in the future
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Michigan FRC State Championship
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI
April 12 - April 15, 2017
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