Author: Maddie Brien
It was my first-ever Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association (OCCRA) competition last Thursday, and I had a great time. I have to admit; it was overwhelming at first. I was pretty confused because this was the first robotics competition I've ever attended.
But the competition was awesome! Seeing student-built robots throw balls into several goals definitely was impressive. Needless to say, I eagerly await the next competition.
Our robot did an amazing job throughout the competition. According to my other teammates, many problems we had at the first OOCRA match on Oct. 24 were fixed. The bot ran more smoothly this time around and included two new drive teams, improved programming, and modifications to the bot to include a cradle to hold the ball.
Check out our bot in action: https://youtu.be/3JoayVvsp38
And, we won another award! This time we got an award for how great our bot looked with LED lights: the Beautiful Bot award. The extra time spent making it look cool really paid off.
I hope you all look forward to the next competition on Nov. 7 at Marian High School. I know I do! We’ll see you there!
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