Author: Andrew Moy, XO // Head Photographer: Ysabel Miller
We attended our first Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) tournament of 2015 this past Saturday and walked away with the spirit award! It's our first time ever winning the spirit award, and we are so excited! Judges bestowed the trophy upon our team for our LED numbers, PR board and light-up blue hair. Shout-out to Mrs. Mitchell, our new spirit mentor, and Ysabel Miller, our new spirit chairperson.
But it wasn't all fun and cheers. Our drive team (Greg Mulsoff, programmer and driver; Brendan Gallagher, programmer and operator; Jackson Grey, human player; and myself, coach) and our pit crew (Gabe Jimenez and Michael Garcia) all had to work together to overcome programming errors, electrical problems, and robot malfunction. Thankfully, we were still able to compete in all four of our matches. In our third match, Corsairs 2612 scored all of our alliance points, finishing the match 11-0. Watch the video posted on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/sUrKQpYgLHA
Overall, we did pretty well, considering our bot was finally programmed about 12 hours before the first match and we had very little time to practice driving. We're working out the control problems and updating the bot's structure to perform better for our next tournament on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Birmingham Groves High School.
Let’s go, Corsairs!
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